18 April 2019 PCC awards £141K to support crime reduction in the county Tim Passmore, Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner has announced the successful recipients of the latest wave of his PCC fund grants. Ten local organisations will share over £141k 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 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.” Adfam National received £18,340 to help families with drug and alcohol related issues. The Chapman Centre in Ipswich received £14,829 to enable the weekend opening of the Centre that provides shelter and practical support for vulnerable people. Inspire Suffolk received £14,289 towards the running of Colville House Youth Club which provides various programmes to support young people. The Matthew Project received £9,794 to support ‘Outside the Wire’ in Suffolk Prisons, raising awareness of drug and alcohol misuse and other issues. Noise Solution Ltd received £9,738 to help deliver its work to those either involved with, or at risk of being involved with drug related crime in Newmarket. Right Time Counselling Services received £4,940 to support to those with drug and alcohol abuse issues and long-term mental health issues in Lowestoft. St Giles Trust received £20k towards their prevention and intervention service which raises awareness of topics such as County Lines in Ipswich and the surrounding areas. Talitha Koum received £10k towards delivery of support service to vulnerable women in Suffolk. The Mix in Stowmarket received £19,861 towards its outreach work with young people. Volunteering Matters received £20k towards the ‘We Are Patrick’ project which will be launched to help young men who are at risk or have experienced exploitation, gang involvement or crime. The Grant panel, which considers applications, includes a representative of the PCC’s executive team and Chairs of all the local Community Safety Partnerships. The Panel is chaired by the PCC who is responsible for final determination of each award.