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Winchester firm receives grant from police commissioner
10:46am Friday 30th August 2013 in News
A WINCHESTER firm has been chosen by the county's police commissioner for a hefty cash injection.
Baseline Training is one of seven projects across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight singled out by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Simon Hayes.
So far £31,475 is to be been distributed between the projects to help them in their efforts fighting crime.
The firm will receive £5,000 to supplement their Violent Offender Intervention Programme.
Jack Briggs, of Baseline Training, said: “We are extremely happy to receive this grant and hopefully it'll go a long way to helping us reduce reoffending in Hampshire.”
Set up in May this year, the Protecting People and Places fund aims to provide support of up to £5,000 for organisations who deliver projects in line with the commissioner's policing plan.
Other groups to benefit include the Southampton Youth Offending Service, Southampton's Newtown Adventure Playground Support Group, The Hampton Trust, Hampshire Constabulary, Southampton Rape Crisis, and Hampshire Police Boxing Club.
Mr Hayes said: “I am delighted to be able to offer funding to these initiatives. The benefits these projects bring to the communities of Hampshire and Isle of Wight are unquestionable and I must offer my support to them, as together working in partnership and supporting one another we can continue to protect people and keep our communities safe.”
Applications are now being invited for the third tranche of funding which closes at midday on October 14.
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