GLOUCESTERSHIRE'S Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) fund is about to re-open for business and the search is on to find more projects worthy of a cash boost.

Last year, grants of more than £800,000 were awarded to 45 local organisations to reduce crime and create more peace and good order in their communities.

One of the projects which will be applying for funding is the 'Memory Clubs' which are run by Kelly Henderson-Ford of Keepsafe.

There are 16 memory clubs in the Cotswolds which support about 400 people including some with dementia and their carers.

Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl said: “Solutions to local problems usually work best when they come from the people involved and I am confident we can build on some of last year's success stories.

“I have also been able to support schemes that will help the fight against gangs, alcohol and drug dependency and the impact all of those issues have on crime”.

Organisations are being invited to bid for a share of the community fund element of the commissioner’s fund.

To request an application form, email