A scheme which works with victims of crime has received a grant of almost £5,000.
East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) Community Volunteer Scheme, managed by 3VA, was presented with £4,987.03 from the police and crime commissioner’s Safer in Sussex Community Fund.
Claire Harris, ESFRS volunteer recruitment support officer, joined police and crime commissioner, Katy Bourne and representatives from more than 60 other organisations which had also been awarded funding at a recent ceremony.
The grant is to be used towards the Safe as Houses Project, which will support the work of Sussex Police and Victim Support around burglary prevention and after-incident support, particularly in areas of Hastings and Brighton and Hove.
Claire said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this grant from the police and crime commissioner’s Community Fund, which will provide education and support to our communities, and help householders in burglary hotspots from becoming victims of crime.”
Mrs Bourne said: “The Safe as Houses Project 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 of ESFRS Community Volunteers and following the progress of the project over the coming months.” For more information about the Safer in Sussex Community Fund and how to apply visit www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/safer-in-sussex-community-fund/.