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Cash seized from criminals benefits Craven groups
5:03pm Thursday 27th December 2012 in News
Two Craven groups are to receive grants from a pot of criminals’ cash.
Earlier this year, North Yorkshire Police launched the 2012 Why Should They? campaign by making £25,000 available to local groups and charities whose work makes a contribution to the prevention of anti-social behaviour and crime.
The money was seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Among the beneficiaries is Skipton Extended Learning For All, which will receive £2,000 for its holiday workshops scheme.
The money will pay for tutors in various subjects and transport costs to and from venues for young people.
Grassington Playgrounds Association will get £200 towards replacing the fencing around the skate park at Town End Pasture which was highlighted in an inspection report as needing replacing.
Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan added: “I am really pleased that we are able to do something positive with cash seized from criminals. We know that criminal behaviour can blight a community, which makes it so satisfying that these groups are able to take advantage of the proceeds.”
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