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Police chief hands out £85k, but little for us

Created on 04/08/2016 @ 22:30
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Montgomeryshire has missed out on potentially lucrative funding for good causes after the new Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn dished out the proceeds of crime across the region.

And while Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire did very well, pocketing the bulk of the £85,000 grants donation made to 20 organisations, our area is absent from the beneficiaries list, with only one Powys-wide charity included.

Mr Llewelyn said this was not intentional and said the offer was open for bids from police officers across his patch.

“Applications had been invited from police staff and officers right across Dyfed-Powys,” he said. “All were considered on their individual merits.

“Key criteria for selection included the need for the project, who will benefit, how it meets our Police and Crime Plan priorities and value for money.

“When assessing the applications, senior officers also considered factors such as community benefits, public support and accessibility.”

The fourth round of assistance from the Commissioner’s Fund offered grants of up to £5,000 for charities, voluntary organisations and community groups to develop ideas that have a positive impact on the area they serve.

The Fund is funded by the proceeds of crime awarded to the police and from the sale of unclaimed found property.

In Powys, a charity in Brecon will receive £2,029.80 for its street pastors to assist drunk people getting home after a night out, while £5,000 will be given to Age Cymru Powys to assist vulnerable people across the county.


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