Bid for cut of £700k to tackle crime

Bid for cut of £700k to tackle crime

WEST MIDLANDS Police and Crime Commission (PCC) has a share of more than £700,000 to offer to community groups that are working to reduce the incidence of crime in selected regions of the county.

The money is from the Active Citizens Fund and is open to applications from Coventry, Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Solihull which must demonstrate how they will reduce youth and knife crime.

The Fund is administered by Neighbourhood Policing Units, who should be contacted in first before interested parties apply.

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Applicants will then be advised on the process and the chances of their bid being successful. “The Active Citizens Fund is a really positive initiative that helps some of the most vulnerable people in our communities,” said Assistant Chief Constable Sarah Boycott.

“We need to make sure that as many people as possible know that this funding is available so individuals and groups who work tirelessly to improve the lives of others can benefit from it and continue to make some really positive changes in people’s lives.”

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