Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch has received a £2,080 grant from the Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne.
The cash handout comes from the commissioner’s Safer in Sussex Community Fund and will go towards setting up an Eastbourne Junior Neighbourhood Watch.
ENHW chairman John Rollison joined Katy Bourne and representatives from more than 60 other local organisations which had also been awarded funding at a special Celebration Showcase event recently.
John said, “We are delighted to have been awarded this grant which will enable us to give the youth of Eastbourne the opportunity to learn about Neighbourhood Watch and how they can help their community.”
Mrs Bourne said, “The Junior Neighbourhood Watch Scheme is a great example of an innovative local project that aims to make our communities safer.
“The Safer in Sussex Community Fund was launched to help communities tackle crime and disorder and I am very pleased with the level of response we received during the first round of applications.
“I look forward to visiting the team at their first venue, Ocklynge Primary School, and following the progress of the project over the coming months.”
The Safer in Sussex Community fund helps local voluntary and community groups tackle crime, and improve community safety by providing financial support to projects and services that address the priorities outlined in the Police and Crime Plan.
Awards of up to £5,000 will be granted for projects that meet the funding criteria following consideration by the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner and approval by the PCC. In exceptional circumstances the Commissioner will consider requests for funding above £5,000.
Bids will be considered and funding awarded on a quarterly basis. For details visit www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/safer-in-sussex-community-fund/