West Berkshire Council

Community crime prevention grants up for grabs

A new grant scheme to help communities in West Berkshire address community safety and to help prevent crime has been launched.

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Issued on: 4 November 2017

The Public Protection Partnership has launched a new grant scheme to help local communities in West Berkshire address community safety and to help prevent crime using the proceeds of crime.

Councillor Norman Jorgensen, Chairman of the Joint Public Protection Committee, 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-for-profit 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."

The deadline for the first round of applications is Monday 4 December.

Find out more and download an application form or call Claire Lockwood at the Public Protection Partnership (01635) 519507.

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