National Crimebeat Competition

National Crimebeat is a charity that rewards youth groups and individuals, who have developed projects that help to reduce crime. The Crimebeat competition is about recognising the positive work undertaken by young people to improve our communities and make them safer.

Individual young people or groups of young people between the ages of 5 and 25 are eligible to take part. There are two categories;

  1. Youth-led – for groups/individuals where the project ideas came from the member/s of the group, and where they are also responsible for running the project
  2. Adult-led – for groups where the project was developed by others (often adults) but where the young people have a significant role in the management and delivery of the project

The project should have a beneficial effect on the community outside of the group. It should be aimed at reducing crime, either directly or by preventing crime from being carried out. It is important that the project is established and running and that its benefits are already being achieved.

Youth Groups and individuals, who think that they have a suitable project should send their applications via email to Constable 2039 Phil Seddon at Crimebeat@merseyside.police.uk, or post to:

Constable Phil Seddon
Citizens in Policing Team
Merseyside Police HQ
Canning Place
L1 8JX

All entries will be completed using Word and Arial font size 12. They should have a maximum word count of 500 words. Any supporting evidence, such as photographs, letters of praise, scrapbooks, videos/media, etc. should be sent where possible, via email, or to the above address. A more detailed description of the project with examples of work may be sent on a USB or a DVD to the address shown above. It must be clearly marked and include the project name.

Submissions must describe the project in some detail and the High Sheriff may wish to visit the individual or group.

The following information should be included on the first page:

  • Project title (this should also be at the top of any further pages)
  • Category of entry (Youth or Adult led)
  • County, i.e. Merseyside
  • Name and address of group/project
  • Contact details including phone and email of the responsible leader who may be contacted if there is a query
  • The age range and number of young people in the group

This should then be followed by a description of the project in no more than 500 words. It should include outcomes to date and who has benefited.

To apply, use this National Crimebeat Award Application Form.

A selection panel chaired by the High Sheriff will select the winning entry for each category. The High Sheriff will then nominate that entry for National Recognition. More than one entry can be nominated.

A recognition ceremony for all Merseyside entrants will be held at a suitable venue after this date. This should ideally take place before the end of January 2018. A date and location is to be confirmed.

Closing date: Friday 1 December 2017

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