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.