Aims/priorities: Community organisations, charities and groups are encouraged to apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) for projects to help tackle loan sharks. Collaborative bids between multiple agencies are also welcome. The funding comes from money seized from convicted loan sharks under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA). Projects must raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks, reduce crime and disorder and have a positive impact on communities. Funds can be spent on any worthwhile community project that meets the following criteria:
- Contributes to raising the awareness of the dangers of using loan sharks
- Prevents crime and disorder and publicises the Stop Loan Sharks message
- Promotes the work of the Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) in communities
- Encourages reporting of loan sharks
Who can apply? They welcome funding bids from local residents, charities, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies.
Grant amount: Up to £5,000
Application process: They are not accepting paper applications this year. You will need to download and complete an application form from the Stop Loan Sharks website.
Deadline: Wednesday 30 June 2021
Contact information: Email email@example.com
Website address: stoploansharks.co.uk