Mocktail Apprentice has won key funding and backing from the Police and Crime Commissioner under the ‘Safer in Sussex’ Community Fund for its work in alcohol reduction & education, anti-social behaviour and road safety along the guidelines of creating a Safer Community.
This is a fantastic achievement and recognition for all the hard work, professionalism, input and time of all of the Mocktail Apprentice stakeholders and team, underlining a growing reputation as a truly innovative and engaging project helping young people and making the community that we live in, a safer and better place to be.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, established a new fund to support local voluntary and community groups tackle crime and improve community safety. The Fund, worth a total of £200,000, will support local projects that address the priorities outlined in Mrs Bourne’s Police and Crime Plan (Police & Crime Plan 2014/2017 http://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/SPCC_Police_and_Crime_Plan.pdf )
Mocktail Apprentice covered a large number of the key criteria outlined in the plan.
• Keeping Sussex a low crime area
• Commissioning new and lasting initiatives to reduce re-o?ending
• Taking account of community priorities and their contributing factors (such as alcohol and drugs)
• Encourage the development of volunteering to make us Safer in Sussex
• Further collaboration & partnership working
Commenting on the launch of the ‘Safer in Sussex’ Community Fund, Mrs Bourne said:
I am delighted to launch the Safer in Sussex Community Fund, which is a new initiative that will provide financial support to innovative local projects that aim to make our communities safer. I want to help communities work together to come up with ways of tackling crime and disorder and I am keen to support projects that demonstrate strong partnership working. I will be working with local partners and agencies to ensure this support complements existing activity.
“I welcome local groups and organisations that can demonstrate how they are tackling the issues in their area that support the priorities set out in my Police & Crime Plan. These include commissioning initiatives that tackle crime, reduce reoffending and address community priorities such as alcohol, drugs, anti-social behaviour, domestic abuse and road safety.”