DPFCC Mike Johnson is inviting organisations to apply for up to £2,500 from the Property Fund.

This is to help support projects that engage in community initiatives and interventions to reduce crime.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner receive funds from the Police (Property) Act 1997 and the Powers of Criminal Courts Act 1973, which the PCC then distributes to community-based causes that enable young and vulnerable people to be supported via local clubs, groups, and activities.

DPFCC Mike Johnson comments: “The Property Fund application process closes on November 24, I would like to encourage people running community activities, local clubs, and groups, to consider applying to the Property Fund.

"It’s encouraging to see money generated and seized from those who commit crimes, being redistributed into very worthwhile initiatives within our communities, providing opportunities and funds where they are needed most.

“The efforts by community groups not only assist the Constabulary’s efforts to keep people safe, they also make a significant contribution to improving the quality of life for people across our county.

“I urge members of the public to contact the OPFCC if they would like to provide positive opportunities within their community."