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Preston community groups awarded share of £25,000 funding

Posted on - 28th September, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, Charities, Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News
The CAF funding has been handed out to help tackle ,local concerns

Four community groups from Preston have been awarded a share of over £25,000 through Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw’s Community Action Fund.

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CAF funding has been distributed to a total of ten projects across Lancashire, helping groups tackle local concerns and deliver the Commissioner’s key priorities.

The latest round has seen £25,039 allocated to the groups including East Cliff Residents Association, Project Fit Preston CIC, RELEASE into Victory, and Tribal Project from Preston.

Project Fit Preston based in London Road is one of the groups to benefit Pic: Project Fit Preston / Facebook
Project Fit Preston based in London Road is one of the groups to benefit Pic: Project Fit Preston / Facebook

The fund aims to deliver an effective way of engaging people within their communities, through diversionary activity and targeted support amongst others.




The Commissioner said: “Since launching CAF in 2013, grants that have been awarded have helped local groups make a real difference in communities across the county.

“Helping residents and volunteers deliver projects that keep their area safe and reduce crime is what CAF is all about, helping me my achieve my key priorities in my police and crime plan.

“Local people across Lancashire have great ideas that can help in their areas, and I’m looking forward to continuing to support projects through the action fund that make a positive impact in our communities.”

Read more: Arrests after elderly Preston woman conned out of £200,000

For more details about the Community Action Fund, including funding criteria and how to apply, visit the Commissioner’s website or call 01772 412796.

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