In and around the Bell Foundry People Zone

There are multiple events happening in and around the area of the Bell Foundry, all of which have been published by Charnwood Borough Council. We've gone ahead and put these events into our People Zones events calendar so that you can add them to your diary should you wish to get involved.

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.

Body image issues can affect all of us at any age. During the week we will be publishing new research, considering some of the reasons why our body image can impact the way that we feel, campaigning for change and publishing practical tools. 

Since our first Mental Health Awareness Week in 2001, we’ve raised awareness of topics like stress, relationships, loneliness, altruism, sleep, alcohol and friendship. This year, with your support, we want to reach more people than ever!

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Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach has arranged a “drop in” session in December to help community groups within the New Parks People Zone apply for a funding grant.

Members of the PCC’s team will be available between 10.00am and 12.00pm on Wednesday 12th December at the Salvation Army, 330 Aikman Avenue, Leicester, LE3 9PW, to explain the application process for his Crime Prevention Fund.

Each year, the PCC invests £250,000 into community, voluntary and social enterprise organisations which support his Police and Crime Plan ambitions to make Leicestershire and its people safer.

Willy Bach has spearheaded the launch of three People Zones across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, empowering ordinary people to take responsibility for localised problems and proactively work with other agencies to prevent the disruption of community life from crime and antisocial behaviour.

The drop-in session is designed to help grassroots organisations within the New Parks People Zone secure funding to help address harm and reduce crime in the area.

Willy Bach said: “I want to ensure my Crime Prevention Fund is as inclusive as possible. I’m well aware of the barriers that sometimes exist in applying for public funding which is why I want to make my own scheme as simple and straightforward as possible.

“Grants of up to £25,000 are available for projects which can have a positive and lasting impact on safety in the New Parks area. If you are involved in a community project which would benefit from funding or have a good idea to address an issue in your neighbourhood, this is the event for you.”

In addition, the Commissioner has launched a new fund for projects that “get to the core” of knife crime and save lives. In a bid to kick-start a new onslaught against knife crime in Leicestershire, the Commissioner has also pledged to commit £100,000, from reserves, to organisations working to prevent knife crime.

For more information on the Crime Prevention Fund visit: