Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has awarded the cash and the biggest recipient is youth crime prevention, which received a total of £237,600 based on 2 projects for the Isle of Wight and Hampshire.
Other initiatives to receive money either for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight or the Island alone include £40,000 for a stalking advocacy caseworker as part of a national programme, £34,000 for a LGBTQI hate crime support project to help victims, £24,500 to help children who have been exploited by criminals and £22,000 to help vulnerable victims of cybercrime.
The projects include:
• Aurora New Dawn – £62,000 (2 projects)
• Hampshire Cultural Trust – £20,000
• SSAFA Hampshire – £1,300
• Changing Tunes – £9,000
• Age UK IW – £34,000
• Isle of Wight Youth Offending Team • £33,000 (2 projects)
• Revive Newport – £24,000
• South Wight Area Youth Partnership (SWAY) – £13,500
• Barnardo’s – £24,500
• Hampshire Youth Offending Team – £214,000
Bob Seely has said:
“This money will do much to help prevent crime across the Island and support a wide range of victims and it is most welcome.
“I have already made it clear that I will work hard to increase police resources to combat crime but these projects – some of them innovative and tailor made for the Island – have a big role to play.
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“These are important projects and I look forward to visiting some of them over the next year to see the good work they are doing.”
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