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Commissioner’s Property Fund Supports Cockermouth Football Club

Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall will be joining Cockermouth’s Football club’s training on Friday 7 February at Cockermouth School astroturf on Castlegate Drive, Cockermouth CA13 9HF 5pm, to see first-hand how equipment purchased from the Property Fund is being put to good use.

Recently, the Commissioner has awarded £61, 930 to local community groups from the Community Fund and Property Fund, aimed at supporting projects in local areas. The public are invited to apply for up to £10,000 from the Community Fund and £2,500 from the Property Fund to help support projects that engage in community initiatives and interventions to reduce crime.

Some examples are projects involving diversionary sporting activities for young people aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour and projects that assist in getting young people off the streets and providing them regular alternative activities during evenings.

Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall: “I am really looking forward to visiting Cockermouth football club’s training session.

“It’s great to be able to support and provide opportunities for voluntary groups and community clubs that help to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in their local community.

“Successful applicants target areas of priority from my Police and Crime Plan, such as proactively tackling anti-social behaviour, hate crime and supporting young people. These projects help to revitalise local community spirit so that we can collectively stand against crime and ‘protect our own.’

“Cockermouth football club offers local people the chance to be part of a team and develop core values such as respect, discipline and sportsmanship, all qualities that help communities to become strong and work together.”

Des Wright, Cockermouth Football Club coach comments: “Cockermouth Junior Football Club is delighted to receive this grant from the Commissioner’s property fund.

“We are a large community club with over 350 young members and our ongoing success is dependent on our volunteer base and financial support from our community partners. This grant will be used to purchase essential equipment that will be used by our young boys and girls from all age groups.”



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