VULNERABLE people are set to be helped by the police and a charity that helps churches transform the communities they serve.
The partnership between Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall, and the Cinnamon Network aims to deliver church-based social action projects when it launches on May 25.
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It is hoped the projects will ease the pressure on police services as well as provide a more sustainable and effective way to support those in need.
Through the partnership, the commissioner will fund three micro-grants of £2,000, to enable churches within the region to establish social action projects that tackle key issues faced by the community.
"Cinnamon has a great reputation for delivering fantastic projects and together I believe we can make our communities not only safer, but happier places," said Mr McCall.
Matt Bird, founder of Cinnamon Network, said: "Rarely have there been times of greater social need in this country and individuals needing help. This partnership offers a chance to address needs on a local basis, which churches are well equipped to do as they serve their local communities."
For more information about the Cinnamon Recognised Projects and how to apply for a micro grant go to: www.cinnamonnetwork.co.uk