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Thames Valley Police give funding boost to local groups

Thames Valley Police give funding boost to local groups

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 9:32am 26th January 2020.

A total of £166,800 is being shared among Thames Valley Organisations.

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfield and Chief Constable, John Campbell have awarded the money. 

The fund is created from money recovered by the police and includes proceeds from the sale of items that cannot be returned to identified owners, for example seized goods from criminals.

The latest round of funding saw 169 applications from local voluntary and community organisations. 

Of those, 42 organisations were successful, and will receive between £1,000 and £10,000 to help support the PCC's Vulnerability, Prevention and Early Intervention plans.

Anthony Stansfeld, Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, said:

"Community and voluntary organisations play an important role in the Thames Valley. We have seen successful recipients providing important services to communities across the area. The latest chosen organisations are working hard to support the Police and Crime Plan across the Thames Valley.

"I am pleased to once again provide funding from the Police Property Act Fund, which is money that has been recovered from criminals, to support a range of projects across the area."

John Campbell, Chief Constable for Thames Valley Police, said:

"Both the Police and Crime Commissioner and I are pleased to announce over £160,000 has been awarded to 42 voluntary and community groups across the Thames Valley. 

"This funding will help the projects contribute to the prevention and early intervention of complex areas such as cybercrime, mental health and peer on peer abuse. I look forward to seeing the positive impact that this funding can have on our communities."

Successful recipients have been invited to attend a presentation ceremony on the morning of Monday 17th February at Sulhamstead in Reading.

 

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