West Berkshire Council

£40,000 of seized criminal assets given to community groups

Funding will help community groups prevent crime in their areas.

Public Protection Partnership (PPP) - £40,000 fund

The Public Protection Partnership (PPP), which works with communities across Bracknell, West Berkshire and Wokingham, has awarded over £40,000 to local groups working to help prevent 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 have been awarded to seven local not-for-profit organisations seeking funding for crime prevention in their local community."

He went on to say: "We were very pleased with the quality and quantity of applications and the PPP is delighted to announce the following:

This first round of the Public Protection Community Fund was launched last November and the good news is the Partnership has more funds available for a second round of applications. Details will be available in March on how to apply.

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