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South Yorkshire community groups to benefit from latest round of fire funding

Charities and community groups are being invited to bid for the latest round of funding made available by the county’s Fire Authority.

Applications will soon open for the third round of South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority’s Safer Stronger Communities Reserve fund, which aims to support the work of local communities to reduce fires and other emergencies.

The maximum amount of money available for each project is £100,000 and the minimum amount is £5,000. Projects should run for up to two years. More than 40 projects were given grants as part of two previous open bidding processes.

The latest funding will be allocated for projects which meet specific criteria, which include tackling water safety, arson and road traffic collisions. Other key priorities include working with those with mental health issues, people from excluded groups including BAME and faith communities and health and social care issues.

An information event is taking place on Friday 4 August at the fire service training centre in Sheffield, with limited places available.

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This content was last updated on July 17th, 2017