CASH seized from criminals totalling £250,000 is up for grabs as Staffordshire community groups are being urged to apply for a new scheme spearheaded by the county’s crime tsar.
The Local Policing Fund - made up of assets and money seized from Staffordshire criminals - is open to applications from groups developing projects in four areas; early intervention, putting victims first, preventing offending and re-offending,
and improving public confidence. “I want to make sure that a greater
share of funding is spent by partners at a local level on solutions found by local people and communities,” said police and crime commissioner Matthew Ellis.
The first grant was awarded to Newcastle Partnership Against Business Crime to fund CCTV and help prevent and combat crime in Newcastle town centre following an increase in retail theft. Applications need to be submitted by
Friday, October 25 and must be supported by the project’s local policing team, in conjunction with the local authority.
For advice on applying or to receive an application form and guidance notes, call Emily Astles on 01785 232246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org nn.gov.uk.