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 £85k which will fund various projects which contribute to reducing crime and disorder in the county or help victims or witnesses.

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 ten 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.”

BSC Multicultural Services received £15,595 towards a tackling hate crime project.

Catch 22 received £14,194 to continue their mediation service.

The Green Light Trust received £19,805 to support the women’s woodland programme in Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and Ipswich.

Home-Start received £19,930 towards the Keeping Safe 2 project in Mid and West Suffolk

Suffolk Young People’s Health Project (4YP) received £15,170 towards core support services for young people across the county.

Nansen Road Baptist Church received £1,000 towards a community event to address community cohesion, gang and knife crime.

The Grant panel, which considers applications, includes a representative of the PCC’s executive team and Chairs of the three local Community Safety Partnerships in Ipswich, Western Suffolk and East Suffolk. The Panel is chaired by the PCC who is responsible for the final determination of each award.