Community Safety Grant
Over £2 million has been allocated by Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens to partnerships and organisations across the Avon and Somerset to reduce crime, disorder and support victims.
The £2.4m funding comes from the Community Safety Grant previously allocated to Community Safety Partnerships and other local partners. In deciding the grant allocations Sue Mountstevens, stressed that contracts have been issued ‘equitably’ across the whole force area and ‘against defined measures’ to ensure fairness and outcomes.
Ms Mountstevens said: “The £2.4 million fund will enable partner organisations to continue with their essential work in tackling the issues that are affecting their local areas. As well as allowing new projects with great innovative ideas the chance to solve concerns and support victims.
“I have been really pleased with the relationship we have built with the Community Safety Partnerships and I am really looking forward to working with them. We are all working for the best outcomes for our communities and we all have the shared aim to make our communities be safe and feel safe.”
The Community Safety Grant transferred to the Police and Crime Commissioner under the Police Reform Act. The grants will be paid to the local authorities to commission work through Community Safety Partnerships, Youth Offending Teams and Drugs and Alcohol Action Teams.
The grant which brings together a number of different drug intervention, crime reduction and community safety funding streams from the Home Office is down 12% down on last year.
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Posted on Monday 13th May 2013