Commissioner’s Grants give community safety projects a £500k boost - The Leamington Observer

Commissioner’s Grants give community safety projects a £500k boost

PROJECTS across Warwickshire which boost community safety have received a share of nearly £540,000 in funding from the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Philip Seccombe.

The Commissioner’s Grants Scheme for 2022/23 is providing £539,175 of financial support to over 60 projects which support his agenda to reduce crime, support victims and make communities safer.

They include road safety initiatives, projects to support victims of domestic abuse, and youth inclusion projects designed to deter young people away from gang-related violence and drug dealing.

Awards range in size from £1,200 to £25,000, with a number of organisations benefitting from multiple grants.

The funding also includes awards to the Community Safety Partnerships which work in each district and borough across the county.

Grant recipients recently came together for a networking event, where they heard presentations from some of the projects supported last year outlining how the funding had helped make a difference in communities.

Warwickshire PCC Philip Seccombe said: “Each year my Commissioner’s Grants Scheme helps to support a wide range of projects which work across the county to reduce crime, support victims and make communities safer. This year is no different and it was particularly gratifying to be able to host many of those receiving funding, enabling me to hear first-hand about their work and to thank them on behalf of Warwickshire residents.

“These organisations play a vital role in supporting the work of Warwickshire Police to reduce crime and ensure that victims have the very best support to cope and recover from the effects of crime when it does occur. In many cases the projects also enable communities to play their own part in building a safer county for us all.

“I’m delighted to be able to give more than 60 grants this year and I look forward to visiting each initiative across the course of the year to see for myself the progress they are making in local communities.”

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