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Commissioner Awards £28,000 Funding to Local Community Projects

Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall has recently awarded just under £28,000 to local community groups from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund.

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund was established to reinvest money seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Local community groups together with their Community Policing Teams are able to make applications for funding for grants up to £2,500, for projects or initiatives that will help tackle priorities within the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan.

The following groups have been successful in the latest round of applications:

Allerdale Copeland Occupational & Social Centre £2,500
The Rock Youth Project £1,140
Carlisle Castle Army Cadets £2,500
Gosforth Amateur Dramatic Society £350
Egremont Youth Partnership £2,455
Team North Cumbria £2,500
Distington Club for Young People £2,000
Friends of Abbot Hall Playground £2,500
Sedbergh Parish Council £2,500
Abbeytown Play Park £2,500
Grasmere Village Society £2,500
Kirkby Stephen Community Association £2,500
Botcherby Community Association £1,980

Peter McCall said: “ I am encouraged by the number of community groups, from right across the county, applying for funding in conjunction with their Community Policing Teams. There is a wide range of activities that will be supported, including projects aimed at developing community cohesion and raising awareness around equality and diversity, as well as supporting vulnerable people to feel part of the community.

“There are also a number of sporting clubs that with this funding will be able to provide diversionary activities for young people aimed at reducing incidents of anti-social behaviour, as well as activities which provide positive opportunities for young people.

“I plan to visit some of the groups in the forthcoming months to see how the funding has helped them achieve their objectives, and what difference it is making in their community.

“If you would like to make an application to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund, please contact your local Community Policing Team and they will be able to work with you through the criteria and process.”

The closing date for the next round of applications is 31 August 2018

For full information about the application process, and to read more about the successful applications please visit the PCC’s website:


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