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: Commissioner Welcomes Applications to the Property Fund

Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall is inviting local clubs and groups to apply for up to £2,500 from the Property Fund to help support projects that engage in community initiatives and interventions to reduce crime.

The Police and Crime Commissioner has power to distribute funds accumulated in the Police Property Fund as a result of the disposal of property coming into the possession of the police by the Police (Property) Act 1897 and The Powers of Criminal Courts Act 1973. The Property fund redistributes the money confiscated from criminals and places it back into local communities.

Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner comments: “We are currently welcoming applications to the Property Fund and would like to encourage the public to apply for up to £2,500 to help support community projects and local charities.

“These grants can make a real difference to clubs and groups, and it is essential that wherever we can, we support our local voluntary groups that provide such a wide range of activities within our communities.

“It’s good to know that money received from the ill-gotten gains of criminals, can be placed back into our communities, where it is needed most.

“It is vital that we support early intervention programmes aimed at reducing the risk of young people becoming involved in anti-social behaviour and criminal activities.”

Talking about the fund criteria, Peter McCall comments: “We ask that applications support the Police and Crime plan, which can be accessed on my website and the latest round of applications closes on Friday 21st January 2022.”

Talking about their Property fund grant awarded recently, Megan Pettit, Manager at Penrith Pumas Wheelchair Rugby Club comments: “Our club is the only Paralympian full contact sport played here in Cumbria. We are making the impossible, possible for those living with impairments to get involved in sports again.

“Our grassroot club was set up 2020, which has only been made possible through community grant schemes, such as the Police Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund.

“The Property Fund enabled the club to purchase additional equipment, therefore meaning we could involve more members of the local and wider community.”

 

Full criteria, application guidance and forms can be found using the following link:

Property Fund – Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner (cumbria-pcc.gov.uk)

For more information on the Police and Crime Plan:

Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner – Police and Crime Plan 2021 – 2025 (your-brochure-online.co.uk)

 

 

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