Cash seized from criminals benefits Craven groups

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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