Twenty-four groups and projects have been awarded grants totalling £261,250 by Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping to help their public safety work continue in Nottinghamshire’s communities.
The Commissioner has used his Community Safety Fund for 2016-17 to help projects that support his crime reduction objectives and protect vulnerable members of society.
His grants range from £3,000 to £16,000 and include a wide variety of innovative projects that work to help keep adults and children safe from harm.
Mr Tipping said: “I have used my fund to help communities become stronger and safer through projects that tackle and reduce problems within them. These range from supporting vulnerable people to diverting past offenders from returning to crime.
“Local residents and groups know the problems in their areas. Given help and resources they can deliver solutions too.
“The work they do is doubly valuable as their efforts to resolve specific issues also lead to less pressure and demand on our hard-pressed police, health and social services.
“Local residents and groups know the problems in their areas. Given help and resources they can deliver solutions too.”
One of the successful projects is Outreach Solutions with an innovative project aiming to protect older people from fraud, raising awareness and building resilience to fraud, and thereby reducing the number of victims and the impact of fraud in communities.
Caroline England of Outreach Solutions said: “We are delighted to be working with the PCC to tackle fraud. Scams cause huge stress to older people and can lead to real hardship, poverty and a severe deterioration in their health and wellbeing. The PCC’s funding will enable us to help older people understand fraud and protect themselves from becoming victims. In particular, we will be able to support those communities where the impact of fraud is most devastating.”
A full list of the projects and the award recipients is available on the Commissioner’s website HERE.
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Posted on Monday 7th March 2016