Crime commissioner pledges cash to crime prevention projects

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Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe.

A cash injection is on its way to groups across Warwickshire working to reduce crime or support victims of crime.

The money, which has come from Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe’s Grant Scheme, will go to community projects, crime-reduction initiatives, victims’ support services and non-profit groups.

The funding, is available to both established and new non-profit service providers who will deliver projects that address the key objectives of the Police and Crime Plan.

Applications are welcomed from community, voluntary, third-sector and statutory organisations which deliver services either county-wide or targeted in one or more local authority areas within Warwickshire.

Launching the scheme at the Third and Public Sector Partnership Group’s ‘Building a Stronger Warwickshire Together Conference’ in Rugby, Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe said: “The priorities in my Police and Crime Plan are based on the issues that people have told me are a concern to them and the aim is to create a safer and more secure Warwickshire for everyone.

“The police cannot do this alone, however, and I am keen to channel resources towards projects and initiatives which can make a real difference to local communities.

“Through my grants scheme I want to foster a culture and a marketplace among service providers which allows the most successful ideas and initiatives to prosper, meeting the needs of local communities and contributing to keeping them safe and reducing the fear of crime.”

He added: “In my first six months of office I have visited many groups and organisations around the county who are working to tackle crime and improve community safety.  I have been impressed by the innovation I have seen and in opening the grants scheme to applications for 2017/18, I am keen to hear from projects new and old who can show similar innovation and help deliver on the ambitions of my Police and Crime Plan.”

Full details of how to apply and terms and conditions for the award of grants are available on the PCC’s website at: www.warwickshire-pcc.gov.uk/grant-scheme.

The deadline for applications is 22nd December.