PCC announces latest wave of grant funds

Tim Passmore, Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner has announced the successful recipients of the latest wave of his PCC Fund grants.

Six local organisations will share over £74k to fund various projects which contribute to reducing crime and disorder in the county or offer support to victims.

Anglia Care Trust received £20K towards the continuing delivery of the ‘Freedom from Financial Abuse’ programme; Carlton Colville Town Council received £2.5k towards the cost of Youth Outreach workers to support young people and help reduce anti-social behaviour; Guide Dogs for the Blind received £9,187 to raise awareness of attacks on assistance dogs; Ormiston Families received £8.5k towards the Breaking Barriers project which supports children and young people who have a parent in prison; Suffolk Mind received £18.4K to provide anger and anxiety management courses in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds to vulnerable adults with mental health problems who have been affected by crime and £15,447 went to a Shared Reading Project to help break cycles of reoffending and support rehabilitation and reintegration.

Tim Passmore said, “Commissioning services to support the work of the Constabulary is an important element of my role as PCC.

“I am absolutely delighted to be able to support these organisations in their valuable work. We rely very heavily on the support of voluntary and community organisations and we are indebted to them for their commitment and enthusiasm.

“I truly believe that without the support of organisations such as these we would be a much poorer society.”

The Grant panel, which considers the applications, includes a representative of the PCC’s executive team, chairs of all the local Community Safety Partnerships in Ipswich, West Suffolk, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney and a representative from the Suffolk Community Foundation, which administers the fund of behalf of the PCC. The Panel is chaired by the PCC who is responsible for final determination of each award.