Police fund in £80k handout
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.”