COMMUNITY groups and organisations are being reminded about the deadline for applications for the third and final round of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s £1m Innovation Fund.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon Angus Macpherson is looking to commission community and voluntary projects which aim to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and aid schemes supporting victims and vulnerable people in innovative ways. The deadline for applications for the third funding round is March 3. A total of £330,000 has been allocated for this round.

Mr Macpherson said: “The Innovation Fund is a one-off fund I decided to set up following taking office. Through the fund I have supported some new and exciting projects in line with my six main priorities and I’m now looking forward to receiving the applications for this final funding round.”

The six main priorities are: work with communities and partners to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour; protect the most vulnerable in society; put victims and witnesses first; reduce offending and re-offending; drive up standards of customer service; and ensure unfailing and timely response to calls for assistance.