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From throwlines to training kits: Police Commissioner announces further funding to support young people

ACTING Police and Crime Commissioner, Ray Bisby, has today (1st October) announced funding worth over £14,000 to the latest recipients of his Youth and Community Fund.

The projects, based all over Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, all receive funding to support young people to make positive contributions in their communities and to participate in activities that increase their confidence and skills.

The projects awarded were:

  • Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust for throwline stations are to be installed at Milton Country Park. The potentially life-saving equipment will be installed at three popular beach areas of the park where people swim unauthorised.
  • March Town Athletic Club for weather appropriate training kit for young players who otherwise would not be able to participate.
  • Missing People to enable the charity to host an online training event for up to 75 multi-agency professionals across Cambridgeshire to improve their local response to missing children.
  • Cambridgeshire Care Leavers to provide young people leaving the care system with bikes and safety equipment so they can travel to work and/or education independently.
  • Diaspora Arts & Educational Charity to work with the community and local schools to deliver art workshops in the Orton area, Peterborough.
  • Young People March for a Youth Worker to deliver workshops to young people in March.

“My Youth and Community Fund is now in its 5th year of supporting projects across the county,” explains Acting Police and Crime Commissioner, Ray Bisby.

“It enables diversionary grassroots projects get off the ground and encourages young people to engage more with their communities and learn new skills along the way. It is heart-warming to see how a small amount of money can make such a significant difference and lead to long term benefits for young people and the communities they are part of.”

The Fund is open to voluntary and community organisations who can apply for grants of up to £3,000 towards their project. More information about the terms and conditions of the funding can be found here.