Twenty-two projects intent on increasing community safety in Nottinghamshire will learn today (Tuesday 10 March) that they have been chosen for awards of thousands of pounds by Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping.
The Commissioner will announce which projects have been successful in their applications for funding from his Community Safety Fund – totalling nearly £250,000 – during a visit to the Chat’bout project at Hyson Green Youth Club, at the same time presenting a cheque to Chat’bout for £15,000 for use in the coming year.
Mr Tipping’s funding will be used to support Chat’bout’s My Streets, My Voice – a project at the club which aims to improve understanding and communication between the police and young people and help them set up independent liaison and scrutiny panels. This is the second year running that he has made an award to Chat’bout. Last year they received £9,153 to help strengthen the voice of under-represented young people in Nottingham.
His annual Community Safety Fund enables him to make small grants of up to £25,000 to third sector community groups who aim to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and protect victims, witnesses and vulnerable people from harm.
Mr Tipping has so far earmarked £235,455 of his annual £250,000 Community Safety Fund to local projects. The schemes receiving the awards are all helping to deliver crime reduction initiatives which support his Police and Crime Plan.
He said: “Small projects can make a big difference to community safety and I’ve been really impressed by the work Chat’bout has done over the last year. Now I can confirm that they have been awarded £15,000 for the coming year to help improve the relationship between young people and the police.”
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Posted on Tuesday 10th March 2015