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Lancashire crime fighting projects receive cash injection

14 January, 2016

Community Groups will be working to tackle crime and re-offending and protect vulnerable people across Lancashire thanks to funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw.

The Commissioner has awarded funding from his Community Action Fund to seven groups totalling £14,396 to help them develop projects that support priorities identified in his Police and Crime Plan.

Clive Grunshaw said: “My Community Action Fund was set up to provide small grants to assist groups and projects in tackling local concerns and I’m pleased to be able to offer these grants to schemes based in the heart of local communities where they can have the biggest impact. Many of these schemes are run by volunteers or charities and they can make a great contribution to making Lancashire safe.”

Projects awarded funding include:

Double R Arts – South Ribble

Double R Arts will run a 12 weeks programme for 10-12 young people aged 11 – 14 years. The project will teach young people the dangers of being online. Young people will take part in workshops, learning about e-safety, from bullying online to Child Sexual Exploitation. After numerous workshops the Young People will create and perform a piece of drama called ‘What If’ which will explore online safety. The drama will be performed to other youngsters aged 11-14 in youth clubs in the South Ribble area.

Nelson Football Club – Pendle

Nelson Football Club will deliver an 18 weeks stimulating multi-sports programme for young people aged 12-18 years. The project will allow youngsters to participate in football, dodgeball, handball and cricket which will be delivered in 3 venues across the district for weekly 2 hour sessions.

Piggy Park Community Garden Association – Hyndburn

Piggy Park Community Garden Association will install a security fence across the front of the site to enclose it, to allow controlled access. A number of community groups from Rishton will use the site for regular organised activities.

Skelmersdale Action For Youth – West Lancashire

Skelmersdale Action For Youth will run a number of diversionary positive activities which will engage a number of young People across the town. Activities will include Crazy Carts and Solo Wheel’s which will be open to young people aged 7-18 years.

Tanterton Village Centre – Preston

Tanterton Village Centre will upgrade their CCTV System. The centre currently holds many community activities, for example a youth club, baby and toddler group and an over 55’s friendship group. In the future the centre wishes to act as a ‘drop in’ centre for the local residents.

Three Leaves – Male Abuse Peer Support (M.A.P.S.) – Fylde

M.A.P.S is a specialist group that offers support to men who are victims of any form of abuse. Support includes peer groups, one to one support service, counselling, assessments and a buddy service so the male has someone to contact and talk to in between meetings.

Fylde Football Together

Fylde Football Together will run walking football sessions for vulnerable adults within Fylde on a Thursday evening for 40 weeks. Fylde Football Together work closely with AFC Fylde and agreed to allow 4 offenders from AFC Fylde’s rehabilitation programme to attend the football sessions to help integrate them into the community.

For more information on grant funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner see  www.lancashire-pcc.gov.uk/our-money/grant-funding/community-action-fund

 

 

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