Community projects set for share of police cash

By Gareth Dennison | 17/06/2010 0 comments

Community projects set for share of police cash

TWENTY-four community projects in Rotherham will share a windfall £39,000 from South Yorkshire Police Authority.

The cash comes as part of a £190,100 influx to more than 100 groups across the county as part of the authority's A Better Community (ABC) Awards.

Among those in line for a boost is the Dinnington and Anston ROC Café project, which will receive £1,880 to provide a cafe and drop-in centre.

The café will offer young people, between the ages of 11 and 17, somewhere to meet, buy cheap drinks and snacks, listen to music and socialise together.

The 2010 ABC Awards are designed to help local community and voluntary groups contribute towards improving confidence and satisfaction with South Yorkshire Police by offering activities for young people.

Anita Gelder, consultation and grants officer at South Yorkshire Police Authority, said: “Once again, the ABC Awards have proved a huge success. “The 2010 grants have been awarded to some extremely deserving groups in order for them to continue their fantastic work and it will be great to see how they will make a difference to the local community.”

South Yorkshire Police Authority's ABC Awards has invested more than £1.7 million in 2,400 projects since being launched in 2001.

All the projects receive grants up to £2,000, with each addressing at least one local policing priority, such as persistent offenders, reducing car crime, burglary and tackling anti-social behaviour. 

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