• Donnington Grove

Over £40,000 seized from criminals awarded to local groups for community crime prevention

The Public Protection Partnership (PPP), which works with communities across Bracknell, West Berkshire and Wokingham, has awarded over £40,000 to local groups working to help prevent crime.

Councillor Norman Jorgensen, Chairman of the Joint Public Protection Committee, said: “The new Public Protection Community Fund is funded from assets seized from criminals as a result of their criminal activity. Grants of up to £7,500 per group have been awarded to seven local not-for-profit organisations seeking funding for crime prevention in their local community.”

He went on to say: “We were very pleased with the quality and quantity of applications and the PPP is delighted to announce the following: • Browns Community Services CIC – awarded £7,500 • Free Legal Advice Group for Domestic Violence – awarded £5,000 • Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare – awarded £7,500 • Recovery In Mind – awarded £7,500 • The Wayz – awarded £6,488.98 • Twyford Youth and Community Centre – awarded £3,750 • West Berkshire CAB – awarded £5,665."

This first round of the Public Protection Community Fund was launched last November and the good news is the Partnership has more funds available for a second round of applications. Details will be available in March on how to apply.

The Public Protection Partnership is a shared service provided by Bracknell Forest Borough District Council, West Berkshire District Council and Wokingham Borough Council.