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Over £40,000 seized from criminals awarded to local groups for community crime prevention

The Public Protection Partnership (PPP)

The Public Protection Partnership (PPP), which works with communities across Bracknell, West Berkshire and Wokingham, has awarded over £40,000 to local groups working 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 have been awarded to seven local not-for-profit organisations seeking funding for crime prevention in their local community.”

He went on to say:

“We were very pleased with the quality and quantity of applications and the PPP is delighted to announce the following:

  • Browns Community Services CIC – awarded £7,500
  • Free Legal Advice Group for Domestic Violence – awarded £5,000
  • Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare – awarded £7,500
  • Recovery In Mind – awarded £7,500
  • The Wayz – awarded £6,488.98
  • Twyford Youth Centre – awarded £3,750
  • West Berkshire CAB – awarded £5,665”

This first round of the Public Protection Community Fund was launched last November and the good news is the partnership has more funds available for a second round of applications. Details will be available in March on how to apply.

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