There has been an overwhelming response to the request for new initiative funds. The OPCC has received well over 100 applications with a total value of almost £2.5m.
The process for the PCC selecting the successful applicants is well under way but given the volume of applications and the need to ensure that each proposal is treated fairly the final decision will not be made until the end of June.
Once the PCC has made his decision a funding agreement and advance of grant monies will follow shortly after.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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