Bentswood Community Partnership receives funding boost

Bentswood Community Partnership receives funding boost

Bentswood Community Partnership has received a grant of £5000 from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund. The Fund provides grants up to £5,000 to local organisations and projects that deliver a lasting and positive impact on the local community. Bentswood Community Partnership, who accepted the grant award on behalf of After Football Club, explains how the funding will help reduce crime and improve community safety in Bentswood.

Anna Sharkey of Sussex Clubs for Young People said:We are delighted to have been awarded this grant from the Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund, which will allow us to run an after football club for all young people in the local area attending the football at Oathall school on a Monday. This will keep the young people off the street and allow them to have a safe environment to stay, eat and drink“.

Commending Bentswood Community Partnership on its successful bid Mrs Bourne said: As PCC I have a statutory responsibility for commissioning county-wide community safety and crime prevention programmes. The After Football Club is a great example of an innovative local project that aims to make our communities safer. Since launching the Safer in Sussex Fund in December 2013, nearly £1.5 million has been allocated to support over 300 crime reduction and community safety initiatives. This money makes a real difference to local people and neighbourhoods. The high numbers of bids each time shows organisations and community groups are committed to keeping Sussex a safe place in which to live.”

To find out more about the funding made available to community groups by the Police & Crime Commissioner visit: https://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/apply-for-funding/.