Up to £2,000 available for Cambridgeshire groups which divert young people away from a life of crime

Sir Graham Bright.

Sir Graham Bright. - Credit: Archant

Community groups and charities could get their hands on up to £2,000 if they apply to the Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Fund.

Sir Graham Bright has set up the fund to support work with young people to divert them away from a life of crime.

The projects must be related to activities that have the potential to reduce youth crime, linked to the commissioner’s pledge to continue to tackle crime and disorder.

Sir Graham said: “My Youth Fund has already helped projects across Cambridgeshire engage young people in positive activities that help keep them on the right track.

“A small amount of money can make a big difference to help stop some youths going off the straight and narrow, giving them something interesting and positive to do that channels their energy in a constructive way.

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“Previous grants have included new equipment for an amateur boxing club, the painting of a mural in community gardens and a project to restore old motorbikes.”

Charities and community groups can bid for up to £2,000 through the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, which assesses applications, before a grant panel makes the final decision on awards.

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Successful grant recipients will need to track the impact of their work, but advice on how to do that is available.

To find out more about applying for a grant visit www.cambscf.org.uk/pcc.html

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