Police and Crime Commissioner awards £270,000 to groups supporting children and young people
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert, has awarded £270,493 to 10 organisations supporting children and young people across Gwent.
The Commissioner’s community fund is awarded to non-profit organisations that support children and young people who are involved, or at risk of becoming involved, in crime and antisocial behaviour, or those who have been victims of crime.
The fund is partly made up from money seized from criminals, and organisations can bid for sums from £10,000 up to £50,000.
Police and Crime Commissioner Jeff Cuthbert said: “Children and young people are often the most vulnerable people in our communities and this can put them at risk of becoming involved in crime and antisocial behaviour.
“By supporting organisations that offer positive, diversionary activities for young people, helping them to develop confidence, skills and learning, we can enable them to realise their full potential and create safer, more cohesive communities.
“These organisations already do great work in their community and by investing money obtained through criminality we can ensure that it is going back into the community where it can do the most good.”
The organisations which received funding are:
Cefn Golau Together
County in the Community
Cynfannol Women’s Aid
Duffryn Community Link
Empire Fighting Chance
Kid Care 4 U
Newport Yemeni Community Association
Senghenydd Youth Drop in Centre
For details on the Commissioner’s Police Community Fund visit www.gwent.pcc.police.uk