£2m Lancashire crime fighting spending plan revealed by PCC Clive Grunshaw

BENEFITS: Preston Vocational Centre was one of many Lancashire beneficiaries
BENEFITS: Preston Vocational Centre was one of many Lancashire beneficiaries
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A £2.3m spending plan to help to cut crime, protect vulnerable people and support victims has been revealed by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw.

The money will be spread out over the next 12 months and goes towards helping a project which is also looking to reduce youth offending and substance misuse.

BENEFITS: Preston Vocational Centre was one of many Lancashire beneficiaries

BENEFITS: Preston Vocational Centre was one of many Lancashire beneficiaries

The funding includes £325,000 to be split between every district in Lancashire, to spend on local projects that support the commissioner’s priorities.

And one of the places to benefit so far is Preston’s vocational centre, which received £5,000 to help promote one-to-one support for adults and young people identified as vulnerable to gang and youth violence cultures.

Danny Barry, PVC Business Development Manager at Preston Vocational Centre said the money went towards the Twilight Peer Mentoring Programme.

Mr Grunshaw said: “This money will support police in the fight against crime and some of Lancashire’s most vulnerable people.

That is why I fought against Government cuts that would have dramatically reduced the amount we can spend on these services and I am delighted to be able to keep funding at the same level as last year.

“Providing funding for initiatives right across Lancashire is one of the ways I am keeping Lancashire safe and delivering on my priorities. That is why I fought against Government cuts that would have dramatically reduced the amount we can spend on these services and I am delighted to be able to keep funding at the same level as last year.”

Some of the other places to benefit from the injection of cash are AFC Fylde’s Community Reintegration Programme, which also received £5,000, and the Chorley and South Ribble districts in the form of nearly £18,000 for various projects including a drink awareness campaign and a scheme to tackle bike theft.