28 September 2020 PCC grants £73K to good causes in the county Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner has announced the five organisations who have successfully bid for a share of over £73k to fund various projects which either contribute to reducing crime and disorder, or support victims in the county. Tim Passmore said, “Commissioning services to support the work of the Constabulary, or reduce demand on the police service, is an important element of my role as Police and Crime Commissioner. “I am absolutely delighted to be able to support these local 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.” Anglia Care Trust received £16,239 to support their money advice service, specifically for victims of abuse. Emmaus Suffolk successfully bid for £19,630 for their Project Turn Around in Ipswich and Felixstowe, which supports those who have offended or are on day release from prison. The Racing Centre in Newmarket received £10,000 towards a detached youth worker to support the young people in the town. The Forces employment charity, RFEA secured £20,000 for Project Nova (Suffolk) for veterans who have been arrested and identified as at risk. Additionally, the project works on delivering prevention activities to reduce the risk of violent crime. The “Through the Gate” project led by The Reader organisation in Suffolk received £7,527. This project helps ex-offenders with their mental health and wellbeing through reading groups. The grant panel, which met virtually to consider the applications, comprises the PCC, a representative of the PCC’s executive team and Suffolk Community Foundation. The chairs of the three local Community Safety Partnerships also provided feedback. The panel is chaired by the PCC who is responsible for the final determination of each award.