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Monday, 28 July 2014

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Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner gives more than £2,900 to community groups

CUMBRIA Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes has just awarded more than £2,900 to local community groups from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund.

The fund has been established to reinvest money seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Local community groups together with their Community Policing Teams make applications for funding.

The following groups have been successful Cleator Moor Amateur Boxing Club were given £250, Road Safety project South Lakes £500, Cheer Force Knights, Carlisle £300, St John’s Park Group, Cleator Moor £250, Hensingham Rugby League Club £250, Impact Housing Association in Salterbeck £300, Blennerhassat Primary School Astronomy Club £250, Workington Rugby Football Club £300, Young Cumbria Kendal Lads and Girls Club £200 and Stanwix Football Club were awarded £300.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes said: “The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund has been established to return to the community money seized in the county from criminal activity.

“It is good to see so many community groups coming forward for funding in conjunction with their Community Policing Teams. Many of the awards this time are going to support sporting clubs with equipment which will give young people a great opportunity to keep busy and healthy.

“I am looking forward to seeing the work from the Road Safety Project in South Lakes which focuses on educating both drivers and pedestrians about the dangers of texting whilst driving or walking.

“If you would like to make an application to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund, please contact your local Community Policing Team and they will be able to work with you through the criteria and process.”

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