The county’s police and crime commissioner is set to allocate £1m to boost his commissioning budget.
Sir Clive Loader has announced his plan in a bid to ensure that he can prioritise crime prevention and early intervention initiatives over the next three years to tackle issues highlighted in his police and crime plan.
He said: “This additional funding allows me to invest now to make communities and neighbourhoods safer, and to prevent crime from happening in the first place. I am confident that in collaboration with partners, who I also expect to play their part, not least via their own matching funding streams, we can bring about the changes described in my police and crime plan.
“I am keen that we work together to deliver positive outcomes.”
Sir Clive will be announcing his commissioning intentions, including the total funds available, later this month.
Sir Clive is also looking for young people between the ages of 14 to 25 to register to join his Youth Commission.
The project will look to develop strategies to address urgent issues in their areas and Sir Clive wants to hear the views of young people to help build their relationship with police.
The deadline to apply is Wednesday. Visit www.leics.pcc.police.uk