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Thames Valley Police announce £100,000 grant for local groups

The fund is open for local voluntary and community groups.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 1:41pm 3rd April 2020. 3-minute read.

Thames Valley Police announce £100,000 grant for local groups

Thames Valley Police have announced they are releasing their summer grant of £100,000 early.

The Police Property Act Fund is made up of money recovered by police and the proceeds from the sale of items that cannot be returned to the owns - including seizures from criminals. 

The Fund is released in rounds through the year, with the next scheduled for summer. 

However, Thames Valley Police have announced they are opening the grant early to help organisations in urgent need because of coronavirus. 

The hope is that is can help local voluntary and community groups who have been or can support to police in delivering the response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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

"I am pleased to launch another round of the Police Property Act Fund. Now more than ever, we are seeing what important work the voluntary and community sector is having on the efforts to support those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. We are pleased to be offering funding to those organisations who are supporting the police in delivering the response to this pandemic.

"Working in partnership with both statutory and voluntary organisations is crucial when addressing issues such as the prevention and reduction of crime. We have taken the decision to launch this fund early so that we can support this sector, and therefore our communities, at this challenging time."

Chief Constable, John Campbell said:

"We are keen to receive bids from those organisations who have been supporting our officers in delivering the response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

"Working together as a community is key for us to get through this difficult period and we want to do anything we can to support our communities - one way of which is launching this fund early."

The closing date for this round of applications is 12pm Monday 20th April and applications will be considered jointly by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and the Chief Constable.

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