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DPFCC awards £52,107 to local projects through Property Fund

Cumbria’s Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (DPFCC), Mike Johnson recently awarded £52, 107 from the Property Fund to local organisations and charities for projects that engage in community initiatives and interventions to reduce crime.

The Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner receive funds from the Police (Property) Act 1997 and the Powers of Criminal Courts Act 1973, which the DPFCC then distributes to community-based causes that enable young and vulnerable people to be supported via local clubs, groups and activities.

DPFCC Mike Johnson comments: “The Property Fund is a fantastic scheme that allows me to take the money that has been gained illegally by criminals and place it back into the community to help reduce crime.

“I am particularly focused on projects which give young and vulnerable people positive values, help develop confidence and provide a sense of responsibility to their local communities.

“In this round of Property Fund, I received some great applications and we’ve awarded £52, 107 between the 27 successful groups that applied, from across Cumbria.

“Some of the projects supported include Workington Community Boxing Academy and Carlisle City FC (Under 7’s) for training equipment and new kit, Phoenix Youth Project in Frizington to carry out an informal youth programme tackling ASB and nuisance behaviour in the local area and Autus Cumbria, supporting a 18-25 youth group in Barrow in Furness for young people with autism.

“Sometimes it is the small acts that can change the course of peoples’ lives and these local groups can help steer young people on to a better path in life.

“Not only does this mean that our young people get the opportunity for a more positive, crime-free life but the whole community will benefit with the reduction of crime.

“I would encourage any group that believes they can help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour to apply for funding – all information can be found at”

Chief Superintendent Lisa Hogan, Cumbria Constabulary, said: “It is pleasing to see that money generated and seized from those who commit crime in Cumbria is being redistributed to initiatives within our communities.

“The efforts by community groups not only assist the Constabulary’s efforts to keep people safe, they also make a significant contribution to improving the quality of life for people across our county.”

Successful applicants to the Spring Property Fund:

Carlisle City FC (Under 7’s)                                                                                  £1,600

Advantage – Barrow Raiders Foundation                                                         £2,480

Cumbria Safer Business Crime Reduction Partnership                                  £2,000

Drop Zone Youth Projects                                                                                   £1,862

Soundwave, Allerdale                                                                                          £2,168

Phoenix Youth Project, Frizington                                                                     £2,354

Always Another Way, Whitehaven                                                                    £2,500

St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Cleator Moor                                       £986

Penrith Leisure Centre                                                                                         £1,985

CANDO FM, Barrow                                                                                              £2,498

Creighton RUFC – Youth Section, Carlisle                                                         £1,316

CADAS                                                                                                                     £2,423

Triple A                                                                                                                   £2,500

Carlisle Villa Amateur Boxing Club                                                                     £1,000

Currock House Amateur Boxing Club, Carlisle                                                 £2,500

Cumbria Family Support                                                                                      £2,000

Community Alcohol Partnerships                                                                      £2,180

Longtown Memorial Hall Community Centre                                                  £2,500

Egremont RUFC                                                                                                     £2,100

Maryport Boys & Girls Club                                                                                 £1,500

Workington Community Boxing Academy                                                       £2,500

Coastal Communities, Workington                                                                    £1,600

Carlisle Youth Zone                                                                                               £2,500

Army Cadets                                                                                                          £2,043

Upper Eden Junior Tug of War                                                                           £2,500

Autus Cumbria, Barrow                                                                                       £1,000

Horizon Studios, Barrow                                                                                      £1,933


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