Communities Together Fund
In his Safer in Kent Plan the PCC committed to making offenders pay for the harm that they cause.
Kent Police receives money by seizing and auctioning property from offenders, often vehicles which have been used to commit crimes such as drug dealing in local communities. The PCC created the Communities Together Fund to reinvest that money into local communities.
He set aside £15,000 in 2017/18 to be awarded to projects which bring communities together. The maximum grant available per project was £750.
The fund was open to local volunteer, community, charity groups and social enterprises and bids had to meet a least one of the below criteria to be successful:
- Support volunteering and community involvement / neighbourhood action to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour
- Promote social inclusion, community cohesion and integration
- Improve and support the awareness of local residents in mental health and wellbeing
- Improve community safety
- Enable approaches which support the wellbeing of children and young people