Mocktail Apprentice has received a grant of £5,000 from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Safer in Sussex Community Fund.

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Dann Morris, head of Mocktail Apprentice & the Young Persons Substance Misuse Manager for Horsham Matters, joined the Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne and representatives from over 60 other local organisations who had also been awarded funding at a special ‘Celebration Showcase’ event held in Lewes on Thursday 19 June.

Commenting on the funding award Dann Morris said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this grant from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Community Fund, which will allow us to continue empowering young people to explore safe and responsible alternatives to alcohol whilst developing key employability skills. Mocktail Apprentice is helping to create a healthier and safer community by reducing alcohol associated problems such as binge drinking, drink driving and antisocial behaviour.”

Commending Mocktail Apprentice on its successful bid Mrs Bourne said: “The Mocktail Apprentice 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 a Mocktail Apprentice event and following the progress of the project over the coming months.”

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About the Safer in Sussex Community Fund

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 more information about the scheme and how to apply visit: http://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/safer-in-sussex-community-fund/.