10th Aug, 2020

PCC hands out grants to help ease funding crisis for groups

Correspondent 18th May, 2020 Updated: 18th May, 2020

PROJECTS to keep communities safe and protect some of the most vulnerable in society are among the schemes in Warwickshire being given a £2.25million boost by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Philip Seccombe.

A total of £1,055,814 is being distributed through the Commissioner’s grants scheme to projects.

Funding has been confirmed more than a month earlier than usual to ensure financial support is in place for organisations supporting the most vulnerable through the Covid-19 crisis.

The grants come in addition to more than £1.2million which the Commissioner invests each year in directly commissioned services, supporting victims of crime, including domestic abuse, sexual abuse and child exploitation, as well as substance misuse services for adults and children.

All of the latest grants awards are for initiatives which support the ambitions of the Police and Crime Plan for Warwickshire, either enabling improved community safety, providing initiatives for children and young people or services for victims of crime, including people suffering domestic abuse and those exposed to fraud and cybercrime.

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe said:“I wanted to make sure that there would be no uncertainty for those organisations, particularly for those which have found that other funding streams have been affected by the current crisis.

“It is especially important that those organisations working with the most vulnerable in society can continue their work at this time as it is needed more than ever.”

Most of the projects are county-wide and range from a counselling service for domestic abuse victims to helping to tackle rural crime and providing vital first aid kits for motorcyclists attending Warwickshire’s ‘Biker Down’ courses.

A full list of all the grants-awarded projects for this year can be found at: www.warwickshire-pcc.gov.uk/grants-awarded-2020-21/

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