Three Milton Keynes organisations awarded funding from Police and Crime Commissioner's Community Fund

    Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, Matthew Barber, and Chief Constable, John Campbell, have awarded voluntary and community organisations £107,670 in this year’s Community Fund.

    MK Snap, New Bradwell Youth Boxing Club and Hazard Alley will all be receiving funding one of the PCC’s Police and Criminal Justice Plan priorities:

    • Strong Local Policing (preventing crime & protecting communities)
    • Fighting Serious Organised Crime (protecting vulnerable people)
    • Fighting Fraud & Cybercrime (fighting modern crimes)
    • Improving the Criminal Justice System (reducing re-offending)
    • Tackling illegal encampments (reducing the impact of encampments)

    There were 117 applications to this year’s round of the Community Fund, with 30 organisations successful in receiving funding of between £900 – £8,500.

    MK Snap will be receiving £975, New Bradwell Youth Boxing Club will get £910 and Safety Centre (Hazard Alley) will be receiving £8,500.

    Matthew said: “I’m delighted to award this funding to community and voluntary organisations, who provide valuable services across Thames Valley.

    “A key part of my Police & Criminal Justice Plan is to enable organisations to collaborate and tackle issues facing our communities. These organisations are all working hard in support of my Police & Criminal Justice Plan priorities for the region. 

    “I am pleased to provide this funding through the Community Fund, which is money that has been recovered from criminals, to support a range of projects across the area.“A key part of my Police & Criminal Justice Plan is to enable organisations to collaborate and tackle issues facing our communities. These organisations are all working hard in support of my Police & Criminal Justice Plan priorities for the region.

    Matthew said: “I’m delighted to award this funding to community and voluntary organisations, who provide valuable services across Thames Valley.

    “I look forward to meeting this year’s successful recipients at the presentation event in December.”

    John Campbell, Chief Constable for Thames Valley Police, said: “Both the Police and Crime Commissioner and I are pleased to announce over £100,000 has been awarded to 30 voluntary and community groups across the Thames Valley.

    “This funding will help a number of projects across the Thames Valley which will contribute to the prevention of crime and protection of the vulnerable in line with the PCC’s priorities.”

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