Clarets' charity Burnley FC In The Community gets £12,680 grant to tackle re-offending
Burnley FC In The Community has been granted £12,680 by Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner as part of the latest £170,000 investment to tackle re-offending across the county.
Offering financial help to nine projects dedicated to making the county safer and tackle re-offending by engaging offenders and their families and helping integrate them back into the community, the investment takes the commissioner's total investment in initiatives to around £420,000.
Having established four local Reducing Re-offending Boards - including Lancashire Constabulary, local authorities, and probation - to work in their communities the county's Reducing Re-offending Strategy, other projects such as Active Lancashire and The Prince's Trust have also been awarded grants.
"In just over a year, I have seen first-hand a number of the projects already helping people move away from a life of crime and integrate back in the community, which make our neighbourhoods safer," said Clive Grunshaw, the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner.
"Tackling crime and reoffending is a key priority in my Police and Crime Plan and by investing into initiatives that recognise the drivers that often lead to criminal behaviour and focusing on prevention, we are making a real difference in the lives of those that get back on the right track and also for the wider community.
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"This is not an issue which policing can tackle alone and working in partnership with organisations who know what is needed in their area plays a key role in reducing re-offending, which can only be a good thing," he added.