Thirty-five police and crime commissioners (PCCs) are to receive funding from a £25 million scheme to crack down on burglary and theft in crime hotspots.
The Safer Streets Fund aims to stop offences that blight communities and cause misery to victims from happening in the first place.
Following a bidding process, grants of up to £550,000 will be provided to PCCs in England and Wales for projects to improve security in areas particularly affected by acquisitive crimes such as burglary, vehicle theft and robbery.
Measures that the funding will go towards include:
o Improved home security.
o Neighbourhood Watch schemes.
o Street lighting, and
o Crime prevention advice.
The total funding awarded totals £22.4 million. The remaining funding will be spent on supporting successful areas to deliver their bids, evaluation of the fund’s impact, administration and other activities which support the aims of the fund.
The successful bids were:
|Avon and Somerset||£400,000|
|Bedfordshire||£882,150||covering 2 bids|
|Cambridgeshire and Peterborough||£546,693|
|Cleveland||£1,034,696||covering 3 bids|
|Devon & Cornwall||£546,781|
|Dorset||£266,357||covering 2 bids|
|Durham||£784,278||covering 2 bids|
|Greater Manchester||£884,013||covering 2 bids|
|Hertfordshire||£618,629||covering 2 bids|
|Lancashire||£747,010||covering 2 bids|
|Leicestershire||£1,518,306||covering 3 bids|
|Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime||£301,162|
|North Wales||£1,067,000||covering 2 bids|
|Northamptonshire||£1,375,700||covering 3 bids|
|Staffordshire||£1,010,000||covering 2 bids|
|Sussex||£893,366||covering 2 bids|
|Thames Valley||£972,264||covering 2 bids|
|West Yorkshire||£709,311||covering 2 bids|