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Struggling organisations across Thames Valley urged to apply for grant

Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner (photo credit), Anthony Stansfeld (above) says he has launched the fund early.

Organisations in the Thames Valley region that have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak are being urged to apply for funding from a £100,000 pot.

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, and the Chief Constable, John Campbell have opened a new grant as an emergency response to the impact of coronavirus from today (Monday 30 March, 2020).

The Police Property Act Fund (PPAF) has been created from money that the police have recovered, as well as seized from criminals.

Funding has been made available ahead of schedule in the hope it will support organisations across the Thames Valley who are in urgent need of support.

Applications are now being accepted from local voluntary and community groups who can assist the police in delivering a response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Organisations have up until 12pm on Monday 20 April, 2020, to apply for funding.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld said:

“I am pleased to launch another round of the Police Property Act Fund.

"Now more than ever, we are seeing what important work the voluntary and community sector is having on the efforts to support those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

"We are pleased to be offering funding to those organisations who are supporting the police in delivering the response to this pandemic. 

“Working in partnership with both statutory and voluntary organisations is crucial when addressing issues such as the prevention and reduction of crime.

"We have taken the decision to launch this fund early so that we can support this sector, and therefore our communities, at this challenging time.”

Chief Constable, John Campbell said:

“We are keen to receive bids from those organisations who have been supporting our officers in delivering the response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

“Working together as a community is key for us to get through this difficult period and we want to do anything we can to support our communities - one way of which is launching this fund early.”

Earlier this year, £166,800 was distributed to 42 organisations who support the police.

You can find more information on the applications here.

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