£35K community fund dished out by Police and Crime Commissioner
Date of alert:
Monday, 18 April 2022
CUMBRIA charities and groups across Cumbria, including Business Against Crime South Lakes Partnership, Waberthwaite CE Primary school, Cumbria Deaf Association and Carlisle Sea Cadet Corps will received £35K of funding from Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall.
The Powers of Criminal Courts Act (POCA) gives Police and Crime Commissioner’s the power to distribute money seized from convicted criminals and invest back into local communities.
Peter McCall said: "Taking money from often the ill-gotten gains of criminals and re-investing it into the community can only be a good thing.
“I am particularly focused on projects which give our young people positive values, help develop confidence and provide a sense of responsibility to their local communities.
“Examples of recent Property Fund projects include Silloth Youth Rugby, where funding has enabled the club to purchase age-appropriate training kit and first aid bags, Morton Manor Community Centre to support their boxing club and Kendal Youth Zone to help them offer activities at the local climbing wall."
"Other successful projects include Country Watch Eden’s application for rural gate alarms and covert asset trackers to be installed in local farms, which have become the target of rural thefts and burglary, and also Cumbria Deaf Association in South Lakes, to provide a British Sign Language translator at various question and answer drop-in sessions with local police officers."