Fire chiefs in South Yorkshire are preparing to decide which organisations to award a share of a new £2 million funding pot to.
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority has received applications from health, education and housing projects, and those supporting vulnerable communities.
A total of 19 have been shortlisted for approval in the first round of bidding to the authority’s Stronger Safer Communities Reserve fund.
All projects will directly support fire prevention and protection initiatives, reducing the risks of local people being killed or injured in fires.
Martin McCarthy, the Fire Authority’s deputy clerk, said: “All the shortlisted projects are excellent examples of how a small level of financial support from the Fire Authority can enable local communities to make a real difference in improving fire safety.
“The 19 projects which will be considered by the authority are the best of the best.”