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Derbyshire Commissioner awards grants to crime-fighting projects

Eleven organisations working to prevent crime and help victims in Derbyshire are to receive grants from Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles.

He is drawing the money from the second half of his £250,000 Crime Prevention Grants (CPG) for 2014-15 as well as from funding he receives from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) for services to help victims cope and recover. His decision was given to his Strategic Governance Board on Monday (15 December).

The CPG grants, ranging from £3,000 to £25,000, are for projects designed to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, protect victims and vulnerable people, and support witnesses.

Commissioner Charles commented: “I am delighted to be able to support these groups who work so hard to help protect and support our communities in different ways. Whether their focus is on practical crime prevention or on bringing positive, emotional support to those affected by criminal activity, they make a real difference to our fight against crime.”

Before reaching his decisions, the Commissioner sought the views of his partners at Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council about projects that contribute to his crime objectives and offer value for money.

In this latest round of awards, he has agreed to CPG grants to eight organisations, amounting to a total of £124,640. His two MoJ grants for groups involved in helping victims of domestic violence and abuse amount to £44,387, while a third MoJ grant of £25,000 goes to a project working with victims of hate crime and harassment.

Details on how and when to make applications for the Commissioner’s grants are available on his website at http://www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk



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Posted on Friday 19th December 2014
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