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Communities win £85k in Commissioner grants

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MORE than 20 initiatives are to benefit from an £85,000 grants donation by Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn.

They include a Ceredigion project which receives £5,000 to host activities for hard-to-reach vulnerable young people and a Pembrokeshire scheme which will target difficulties such as rogue traders, phone scams and cyber fraud.

Others include a Carmarthenshire initiative helping men who have experienced domestic abuse and a Powys scheme which receives £5,000 to help those who are vulnerable or isolated.

The fourth round of assistance from the Commissioner’s Fund offered grants of up to £5,000 for charities, voluntary organisations and community groups to develop ideas that have a positive impact on the area they serve.

Mr Llywelyn hopes the scheme will help improve the lives of the people across the region.

He said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to offer grants totalling £84,953. This will help improve the lives of the people in communities across the region.

“I congratulate those connected with the successful submissions. I thank all those who worked so hard on their submissions to the fourth round of Commissioner’s Fund grants.”

Mr Llywelyn believes that strong communities help residents feel safe and secure.

The Commissioner’s Fund is funded by the proceeds of crime awarded to the police and from the sale of unclaimed found property.

Community projects were not nominated by the public or organisations but by frontline police officers and Dyfed-Powys Police staff. They were approved by senior officers who assessed applications against criteria such as the need for the project and the numbers to benefit.