Thursday, 24 July 2014

3VA and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service receives funding boost


East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) Community Volunteer Scheme, which is managed by 3VA, has received a grant of £4,987.03 from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Safer in Sussex Community Fund.

ESFRS Volunteer Recruitment Support Officer, Claire Harris, joined the Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne and representatives from over 60 other local organisations who had also been awarded funding at a special ‘Celebration Showcase’ event recently held in Lewes.

The Safe as Houses Project will support the work of Sussex Police and Victim Support around burglary prevention and after-incident support, particularly in areas of Hastings and the City of Brighton & Hove.

Commenting on the funding award, Claire said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this grant from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Community Fund, which will provide education and support to our communities, and help householders in burglary hotspots from becoming victims of crime.”

Commending 3VA and ESFRS on its successful bid, Mrs Bourne said: “The Safe as Houses Project is a great example of an innovative local project that aims to make our communities safer. The Safer in Sussex Community Fund was launched to help communities tackle crime and disorder and I am very pleased with the level of response we received during the first round of applications.
 

“I look forward to visiting the team of ESFRS Community Volunteers and following the progress of the project over the coming months.”

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