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Voluntary and community organisations awarded over £160,000 to support policing and crime priorities

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, and Chief Constable, John Campbell, have awarded voluntary and community organisations £166,800 from the Police Property Act Fund.

The Fund, jointly managed by the PCC and the Chief Constable, is created from money recovered by the police and the proceeds from the sale of items that cannot be returned to identified owners, including seizures from criminals.

There were 169 applications to the current funding round with 42 organisations successful in receiving funding of between £1,000 – £10,000 to support the PCC’s Police and Crime Plan strategic priorities of Vulnerability and Prevention and Early Intervention.

Successful projects will receive funding to support a range of issues including criminal justice experience, elder abuse and hidden harm.

Anthony Stansfeld, Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, said: “Community and voluntary organisations play an important role in the Thames Valley. We have seen successful recipients providing important services to communities across the area. The latest chosen organisations are working hard to support the Police and Crime Plan across the Thames Valley.

“I am pleased to once again provide funding from the Police Property Act Fund, which is money that has been recovered from criminals, to support a range of projects across the area.”

John Campbell, Chief Constable for Thames Valley Police, said: “Both the Police and Crime Commissioner and I are pleased to announce over £160,000 has been awarded to 42 voluntary and community groups across the Thames Valley.

“This funding will help the projects contribute to the prevention and early intervention of complex areas such as cybercrime, mental health and peer on peer abuse. I look forward to seeing the positive impact that this funding can have on our communities.”

Successful recipients have been invited to attend a presentation ceremony on the morning of Monday 17th February at Sulhamstead in Reading.

For a full list of organisations who have been awarded funding, please see Police Property Act Fund Donations 2019-2020.