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 www.cumbria-pcc.gov.uk/what-we-do/funding/property-fund.”
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
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