UPDATE 11/12/12 : Northfield Town Centre Partnership have won their bid and been awarded £500 to run a campaign against illegal loan sharks – great job!

Northfield Town Centre Partnership has applied for a grant to enable it to run a campaign against illegal loan sharks in the Northfield area – but they need YOUR vote!

Ten projects in Birmingham will be awarded a grant of £500 from Proceeds of Crime Act funds recovered from prosecuted loan sharks in England.

Loan sharks are people who lend money without the necessary Consumer Credit Licence. They frequently charge high rates of interest and may harass, intimidate and beat up their victims to ensure re-payments. The Stop Loan Sharks team is a Trading Standards project that has been working across Birmingham for a number of years, raising awareness of the perils of using illegal money lenders.

The closing dates for votes is noon Friday 30th November 2012.

Click here to place your vote!

[image from the Stop Loan Sharks Project Facebook page]

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