💰 POCA Grants Now Available 💰
The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) have funding available for groups that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending in their community.
The grants are funded using money recovered from convicted loan sharks under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2002.
You can download an application form and find answers to our frequently asked questions below.
Closing date for applications: 30th June 2022
Who Can Apply? 🤔
We welcome funding bids from local residents, charities, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies.
What Can The Money Be Spent On? 🤑
Funds can be spent on any worthwhile community project that meets the following criteria:
➡️ Contributes to raising 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
Full Funding Criteria Can Be Found On The Application Form.
The Fund Has 4 Main Objectives:
✅ Innovative ✅ Community Engagement ✅ Impact ✅ Legacy