Five schemes are being supported through the Commissioner’s Safer Lancashire Neighbourhoods Fund (SLNF), which since launching has provided around £800k to address concerns in local neighbourhoods, support innovative ways of working and make the county safer.
This latest boost for crime fighting projects has seen communities receiving £95k through different strands of the Safer Lancashire Neighbourhoods Fund.
Three projects received £30k via the community-focused strand of the SLNF, whilst two ‘Fighting Crime Grants’ saw £65k invested into CCTV infrastructure improvements in Wyre and Fylde boroughs.
Projects also included measures to tackle business crime and ASB, community engagement and crime prevention.
The fund reopened in Spring 2023 welcoming new applications from across Lancashire that support the delivery of Andrew’s Fighting Crime Plan.
Andrew Snowden, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire said:
“I’m delighted to once again back some really interesting projects through my Safer Lancashire Neighbourhoods Fund that will make a difference to deterring crime in communities across the county.
“Local groups often understand the issues in their areas and have great ideas how to tackle them, and there is a poetic irony in being able to back these schemes with funds seized from criminals who have blighted our communities.
“Whilst my Fighting Crime Plan rightly focuses on enforcement and getting tough on offenders, by investing into the county through the Safer Lancashire Neighbourhoods Fund, we can address some of the root causes of crime and look at innovative ways to deal with local concerns and prevent crime.
“As I continue to lead the fight against crime, I will work closely with the Constabulary and partners across Lancashire so that any investment we make delivers value for money and, crucially, positive results that make a lasting difference.”
Community Fund Projects:
- Burnley FC in the Community – It’s Your Turf project engaging young people – £10k
- Participation Works NW – Inspire Youth new vehicle expanding work with young people in hotspot areas – £10k
- Lancaster BID – Expansion of the BID Warden scheme in the town centre – £10k
Fighting Crime Grants:
- Wyre Borough Council CCTV – £40k
- Fylde Borough Council – £25k