A CHARITY has received a boost with a financial grant.
GIZMO Children and Young Person’s Charity, which runs activities for those from aged five to 25, was awarded £4,940 from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer in Sussex Community Fund.
Pat Fisher, founder and director of GIZMO, joined Sussex’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne and representatives from more than 60 other local organisations which had also been awarded funding, at a special Celebration Showcase’ event held in Lewes on Thursday, June 19.
Pat said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this grant from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s fund, which will enable us to provide diversionary activities on a Friday evening for a further year, where we hold a drop–in youth club in central St Leonards who are residents in Sussex.”
The charity holds activities at Gizmo Gaffe in Western Road, St Leonards.
Commending GIZMO on its successful bid, Mrs Bourne said: “GIZMO 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 GIZMO 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.
For more information and how to apply visit: http://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/safer-in-sussex-community-fund/.