New fund from Norfolk’s PCC will help kids escape crime

Thetford news from the Bury Free Press
Thetford news from the Bury Free Press

Children and young people across Norfolk are set to benefit from a £200,000 fund set up by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Charities, and voluntary and community groups will be able to bid for up to £30,000 from the Children and Young People’s Fund, set up by Stephen Bett.

The fund is designed to help organisations who prevent young people from becoming victims or offenders, focusing on those who are already disadvantaged to prevent their lives taking a turn towards offending or victimhood.

It is the third fund to be launched by Norfolk’s PCC, following the Safer Norfolk Fund which saw £180,000 distributed across the county and the Substance Misuse and Alcohol Fund which gave out around £250,000.

Stephen said: “It is crucial that we do everything we can to prevent our young people becoming involved in crime or becoming a victim of crime.”