Ashfield Community Partnership has successfully applied for funding that will help fund a number of projects across the district.
The Partnership, a multi-agency body responsible for tackling and addressing crime and disorder in Ashfield, secured the funding from the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioners Community Safety fund.
The £75,000 will go towards a number of projects including funding for a Mental Health Outreach Worker. As part of the Council’s Complex Case Team they will assist in working with hard to reach individuals.
The Great Project, run in partnership with Equation, will receive funding allowing it to be rolled out to 13 schools cross the district. The project is a fun and interactive way for primary school children to gain knowledge about healthy relationships, explore what domestic abuse is and to know where to go for help and support.
Other projects benefitting from the funding include a Christmas crime prevention campaign, Freedom Programme domestic violence programme and a moveable CCTV project.
Daniel Williamson, Cabinet Member for Community Safety said “It is fantastic that we have secured this funding. It will provide the opportunity for us to increase the projects and campaigns we deliver as part of the Community Partnership.
“These are things that can have a real positive impact on people’s lives. Ashfield District Council is committed to cutting crime locally and we are working on all opportunities to find ways to do that.”