Wicketz in Crawley receives funding boost

The Lord’s Taverners has received a grant of £4,000 from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund to help fund the delivery of Wicketz in Crawley.

The Fund provides grants up to £5,000 to local organisations and projects that deliver a lasting and positive impact on the local community.

Wicketz Programme Manager, Dan Wilson, who accepted the grant award on behalf of the Lord’s Taverners, explains how the funding will help reduce crime and improve community safety in Crawley: “We are delighted to have been awarded this grant from the Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund, which will support Wicketz to use the sport of cricket as a catalyst to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people across Crawley (Bewbush, Ifield and Dormans) aged 8-19.”

Commending Lord’s Taverners on its successful bid Mrs Bourne said: “As PCC I have a statutory responsibility for commissioning county-wide community safety and crime prevention programmes. The Wicketz programme is a great example of an innovative local project that aims to make our communities safer.

“Since launching the Safer in Sussex Fund in December 2013, nearly £1.5 million has been allocated to support over 300 crime reduction and community safety initiatives.

“This money makes a real difference to local people and neighbourhoods. The high numbers of bids each time shows organisations and community groups are committed to keeping Sussex a safe place in which to live.”

To find out more about the funding made available to community groups by the Police & Crime Commissioner click here

For more information about Wicketz click here.

See Wicketz action in Crawley

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