Char­ity grants to help boost com­mu­nity safety

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS - By JOHN WAKE­FIELD

GRANTS of up to £7,500 are be­ing made avail­able to ini­tia­tives that help tackle crime and in­crease com­mu­nity safety across Wok­ing­ham bor­ough.

The money is be­ing made avail­able by The Pub­lic Pro­tec­tion Part­ner­ship, which is chaired by Cllr Nor­man Jor­gensen.

He said: “The new Pub­lic Pro­tec­tion Com­mu­nity Fund is funded from as­sets seized from crim­i­nals as a re­sult of their crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity. Grants of up to £7,500 per group are avail­able and we are en­cour­ag­ing com­mu­nity groups, not-for­profit or­gan­i­sa­tions and ward mem­bers, who are seek­ing fund­ing for crime pre­ven­tion in their lo­cal com­mu­nity, to ap­ply to the Fund.

“It is right that money re­cov­ered as a re­sult of con­vic­tions for se­ri­ous crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity is used in this way and we are look­ing for­ward to re­ceiv­ing a good num­ber of ap­pli­ca­tions. Please note the dead­line for this, the first round of ap­pli­ca­tions, is Mon­day, De­cem­ber 4.”

The ap­pli­ca­tion form and el­i­gi­bil­ity in­for­ma­tion are avail­able on Wok­ing­ham Bor­ough Coun­cil’s com­mu­nity safety web­pages.

For those who wish to ap­ply and do not have ac­cess to the in­ter­net, call Claire Lock­wood at the Pub­lic Pro­tec­tion Part­ner­ship on 01635 519 507 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and an ap­pli­ca­tion form.

The Pub­lic Pro­tec­tion Part­ner­ship is a shared ser­vice pro­vided by Brack­nell For­est Bor­ough Dis­trict Coun­cil, West Berk­shire Dis­trict Coun­cil and Wok­ing­ham Bor­ough Coun­cil.

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