Cash boost to help fight crime

David Lloyd, police and crime commissioner for Herts.
David Lloyd, police and crime commissioner for Herts.

Crime-fighting groups and projects can now bid for a share of the county police commissioner’s £125,000 community fund.

Applications are now being accepted for crime czar David Lloyd’s third round of grants, as part of the project he set up last year under his five-year plan for policing in the county.

Mr Lloyd is seeking bids for initiatives due to take place in the next financial year, which focus on supporting victims of crime, improving community safety or making offenders pay for their crimes.

Previous Dacorum recipients of the cash grants include Billy’s Wish, the anti-knife crime charity set up by the family of murdered trainee mechanic Billy Dove, and the Hemel Hempstead Street Pastors scheme which sees volunteers patrolling the town centre’s nightspots during the weekend.

Mr Lloyd said: “I was delighted with the response generated during the first and second rounds of bidding. The interest shows people across the county really want to help make our communities safer.”

The form is available on the commissioner’s website,, or by calling 01707 806100.