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"We will try to say yes" - Somerset charities urged to apply for £5,000 grants

Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Avon and Somerset Police are urging local voluntary groups to apply for their share of a £200,000 funding pot.

The extra grants are earmarked to help local charities bounce-back, where they have been in higher demand during lockdown.

The force's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Sue Mountstevens said: “I hope that this additional funding will ensure that we can support and strengthen those hard-working local organisations who have been a lifeline to local people during these challenging times.

"I am committed to making sure that such organisations can continue their essential work so local people are supported as we emerge into the recovery phase of the pandemic".

Sue Mountstevens told us why community groups need the money, claiming she "will try to say yes" to applications.

The Commissioner's Community Action Fund, which has now been running for seven years, will give applicants up to £5,000 each.

The PCC added: "I want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to our wonderful volunteers and key workers who continue to go above and beyond to support local people during this extraordinary global challenge".

Applications can be made until 30 November 2020.

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