Rugby to benefit from Warwickshire Crime Commissioner’s funding

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball
Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball

Rugby is to share in £1.2 million of funding to tackle crime, police and crime commissioner Ron Ball has announced.

Fifty projects around Warwickshire are set to benefit from the fund.

Some of the successful projects include ROSA, Safe Line Neighbourhood Watch and Crimestoppers, drug and alcohol services, support services for victims of domestic abuse, and a mentoring project for newly released offenders. Other projects benefiting from the funding include the Bradby Club in Rugby which helps raise young people’s awareness about issues such as child sexual exploitation and abuse.

All applications were evaluated following a set process and scored against a range of criteria.

Mr Ball said: “These projects are all excellent examples of strong and innovative community based initiatives that help to tackle crime and disorder in Warwickshire for the people of Warwickshire. I am delighted to be supporting these projects through the grant scheme.”

Some of the projects to receive funding include:

£50,000 - to Rugby Community Safety Partnership’s ‘action plan’ and work with gangs and vulnerable young people

£5,490 - to Rugby Street Pastors, to reduce violence and the number of vulnerable people on the streets

£18,000 - to Bradby Youth Club, providing a full-time youth worker

£3,500 - to Rugby Neighbourhood Watch, helping reduce crime and disorder and ‘engage and empower local communities in the community safety field’