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Funding available for local groups for community crime prevention

£50,000 available for local groups for community crime prevention

26 January 2018
Elderly people

The Public Protection Partnership, a champion of community safety and crime prevention, has launched a new and exciting scheme to help local communities in Wokingham Borough Counciladdress community safety and to help prevent crime.

 

Councillor Norman Jorgensen, Chairman of the Joint Public Protection Committee, said: “The new Public Protection Community Fund is funded from assets seized from criminals as a result of their criminal activity. Grants of up to £7,500 per group are available and we are encouraging community groups, not-for-profit organisations and ward members, who are seeking funding for crime prevention in their local community, to apply to the Fund.

 

“It is right that money recovered as a result of convictions for serious criminal activity is used in this way and we are looking forward to receiving a good number of applications. Please note the deadline for this, the first round of applications, is Monday 4 December.”

 

The application form and eligibility information are available on the borough council’s community safety webpages. For those who wish to apply and do not have access to the internet, call Claire Lockwood at the Public Protection Partnership on 01635 519 507 for further information and an application form. The Public Protection Partnership is a shared service provided by Bracknell Forest Borough District Council, West Berkshire District Council and Wokingham Borough Council. For more information contact Claire Lockwood on 01635 519507 or email

Claire.Lockwood1@westberks.gov.uk

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