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MP encourages community groups to apply for new crime funding

23rd September 2011
MP encourages community groups to apply for new crime funding

Gordon Henderson is encouraging community groups in Sittingbourne and Sheppey to apply for funding through a new crime fighting fund.

The ‘Community Action Against Crime: Innovation Fund’ set up by the Home Office is worth £5 million and is designed to encourage new and creative ways of working to tackle crime.

Minister for Crime Prevention and Anti-social Behaviour Reduction, Baroness Browning said,

“Voluntary groups play a vital role in empowering communities to work together to tackle the crime and antisocial behaviour that blights many of our towns and cities.

“This new funding will help us to drive up action, encourage more creative solutions and build safer neighbourhoods for everyone.”

Mr Henderson added,

“There are many young people in my constituency with talent and potential, however, they need somewhere they can go to give them inspiration and encouragement. Without this, they are likely to loiter on the streets and cause trouble.

“I encourage community groups to apply for funding through this new crime fighting fund so that we can access this potential whilst creating a safer place to live, work and play.”

Community groups have until 1st December 2011 to submit their application by visiting,

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