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£50,000 available for local groups for community crime prevention

Today (3 November) the Public Protection Partnership has launched a new and exciting scheme to help local communities in Bracknell Forest, Wokingham Borough and West Berkshire address community safety and to help prevent crime.

Councillor Norman Jorgensen, Chairman of the Joint Public Protection Committee, said:

The new Public Protection Community Fund is funded from assets seized from criminals as a result of their criminal activity. Grants of up to £7,500 per group are available and we are encouraging community groups, not-for-profit organisations and ward members, who are seeking funding for crime prevention in their local community, to apply to the fund.

It is right that money recovered as a result of convictions for serious criminal activity is used in this way and we are looking forward to receiving a good number of applications. Please note the deadline for this, the first round of applications, is Monday 4 December.

For more information contact Claire Lockwood at the Public Protection Partnership on 01635 519507 or email Claire.Lockwood1@westberks.gov.uk

The Public Protection Partnership is a shared service provided by Bracknell Forest Council, West Berkshire Council and Wokingham Borough Council