Po­lice fund in £80k handout

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LAN­CASHIRE’S Po­lice and Crime Com­mis­sioner Clive Grun­shaw awarded £80,000 to lo­cal groups and or­gan­i­sa­tions as part of his Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Fund (CAF) ini­tia­tive.

The CAF has been dis­trib­uted to spe­cific groups around the county to help en­hance their ar­eas in a bid to cut crime, re­duce re­of­fend­ing and sup­port vic­tims.

In to­tal £80,511.09 was al­lo­cated within the last fi­nan­cial year, a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease on the 2016 amount which was just under £70,000.

The CAF end of year re­port re­vealed that a to­tal of 41 suc­cess­ful applications were awarded grants of up to £2,500 for com­mu­nity projects in­clud­ing Lan­caster Street Pas­tors, Rish­ton’s Piggy Park Com- mu­nity Gar­den As­so­ci­a­tion, Fylde Walk­ing Foot­ball Group and West projects to en­hance their lo­cal area, re­ceived across com­mu­ni­ties. Lan­cashire Skate­group Park. make it safer and help achieve my En­cour­ag­ing other or­gan­i­sa­tions

Mr Grun­shaw said: “The money key pri­or­i­ties within the po­lice and to come for­ward with applications pro­vided through these grants has crime plan.” for their projects, Mr Grun­shaw been ex­tremely suc­cess­ful since I The funded projects aim to help added: “Lo­cal peo­ple have great launched it in 2013, sup­port­ing projects keep the peo­ple of Lan­cashire safe ideas about what can help in their that lo­cal groups know will and en­cour­age them to take part in ar­eas which is why this ac­tion fund make a real dif­fer­ence to peo­ple’s diver­sion­ary ac­tiv­i­ties. From gar­den­ing works so well. lives. ini­tia­tives to sports and “I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to

“The aim of the CAF is to help youth en­gage­ment the Com­mu­nity al­lo­cat­ing the money through this res­i­dents and vol­un­teers de­liver Ac­tion Funds have been well scheme to­wards fu­ture ini­tia­tives.”

PCC Clive Grun­shaw awards grants to lo­cal groups

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