PCC announces latest wave of successful grants

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

Four local organisations will share over £38k which will fund various projects which contribute to reducing crime and disorder in the county or help victims or witnesses.

The Green Light Trust received £9,470 towards a nature based rehabilitation activity for women, who are suffering with drug or alcohol misuse; the Porch Project in Hadleigh received £20k to help fund youth workers; Suffolk’s Neighbourhood Watch Association received £3,145 to promote the scheme across the county and £5.5k to the Befriending Scheme in Babergh towards online safety training for members with learning difficulties.

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