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Community groups and charities get funding boost from Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner

PUBLISHED: 17:29 07 July 2014 | UPDATED: 17:29 07 July 2014

Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett. Photo: Bill Smith

Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett. Photo: Bill Smith

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Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner has awarded £180,000 to community groups and charities in Norfolk.

People who support Norfolk’s most vulnerable, tackle domestic abuse and sexual violence, and work with ex-offenders helping them turn their lives around are some of the recipients of grants from the PCC’s Safer Norfolk Medium Grants Fund.

Stephen Bett said: “I have been all around the county and, after seeing first-hand the incredible work being done in Norfolk by dedicated, determined people, I wanted to support what they were doing.

“That led me to launch the Safer Norfolk Medium Grants Fund, working with the Norfolk Community Foundation. I invited bids from charities, voluntary and community organisations across Norfolk asking them to demonstrate how they could help reduce crime and support victims in their local area. I was overwhelmed by the response.”

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