Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner has launched a Community Fund, to support projects aimed at reducing crime.
Charities, voluntary and community groups are being invited to apply for up to £10,000.
The Commissioner, Richard Rhodes, said:
" .. I am firmly committed to local communities being the right place to provide solutions to local issues."
Mr Rhodes has set aside £1000,000 a year over the next four years for the Community Fund.