Police and Crime Commissioner Fund: making Northamptonshire safer
The Police and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold, has awarded over £26,000 to three community projects aiming to prevent crime in Northamptonshire.
The Making Northamptonshire Safer Communities Fund is managed and facilitated by Northamptonshire Community Foundation. The fund offers grants of up to £10,000 to support the Police and Crime Plan objectives: Keeping the young safe; Putting victims first; Protecting people from harm; and Community Partnerships.
‘We can save more lives’
Northamptonshire Search & Rescue were awarded £8,517 to upgrade the group’s radio network to provide a secure communications system. Neil Balderson, Search Manager at Northamptonshire Search & Rescue said: “Communications are vital during search and rescue operations and with this funding we will be able to upgrade, to a digitally secure network and simultaneously add the GPS tracking functionality. This means we can communicate faster, and monitor team’s location remotely, deploy assistance quicker, and hopefully save more lives, making Northamptonshire a Safer community.”
East Northants Community Services received a grant of £8,847 to continue delivering their recovery house rehabilitation service which supports those suffering from substance addiction. Support Northamptonshire were awarded £9,586 to develop a community-led safety network to help prevent crime.
Stephen Mold, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire, commented: “I’m really pleased to be able to award this money to three fantastic organisations that are helping to make Northamptonshire Safer. Working alongside Northamptonshire Community Foundation is an important aspect of this work, as it enables us to show how committed we are to transparency when it comes to the administering of our grant funding.
“I’m looking forward to going to see these projects in action across the next few months, and viewing the positive impact they have on our communities.”
Making communities safer
Rachel McGrath, Grants Director and Deputy CEO of Northamptonshire Community Foundation said: “We are delighted to be working alongside the PCC to deliver this fund and help make communities safer across Northamptonshire. The awarded groups will make local communities a safer place to live, work and visit through their funded activities.”
The Foundation works with fund holders and donors to ensure projects make a sustainable impact on local needs, helping donors make the most of their charitable giving. To find out more, visit www.ncf.uk.com.