Funding for Community Spirited Active Citizens

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner calls on Active Citizens

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To tie in with National Volunteers’ Week, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson is urging people to become Active Citizens.

Active Citizens is the new funding stream run by the PCC that combines Proceeds of Crime Act, Police Property Act and Community Initiatives Fund cash. It can be used to fund local projects that make a real difference to people’s lives.

It ties in with the ethos of National Volunteers’ Week, which runs until June 12 and celebrates the contributions millions of volunteers make across the UK.

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said: “Community-spirited people who want to make real changes to the neighbourhoods in which they live and work should be celebrated.

“Active Citizens is a great opportunity to fund projects that makes people’s lives better and community’s safer and I would urge people to get involved, especially voluntary groups that work so tirelessly for the common good.”

The decision on which projects are funded falls to West Midlands Police’s Local Policing Unit commanders.
Chief Superintendent Sally Bourner said: “West Midlands Police has a long and proud tradition of supporting local good causes. Not just by working closely with organisers, but by providing cash lifelines to groups from money generated through the sale of assets our officers and the courts have seized from criminals.
“It is only right and proper that as part of their punishment, the ill-gotten gains of those who have targeted local people are ploughed back into local good causes.
“I’d encourage as many groups as possible to find out more about how the Active Citizens fund could change lives in their community.”

For more information on schemes for your area, email:

Birmingham: cp_bhambids@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk
Coventry: coventry_partnership@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk
Dudley: dy_partnerships_team@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk
Sandwell: sandwell_partnerships@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk
Solihull:s.parker@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk;d.wilson@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk
Walsall: ws_partnerships@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk
Wolverhampton: wv_partnerships@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk
Alternatively, call the PCC’s office on 0121 626 6060.

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