29 November 2022

William Collier House has received a grant of £ 4,000 from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund.

The Fund provides grants up to £5,000 to local organisations and projects that deliver a lasting and positive impact on the local community.

Chris Hall, The Manager, who accepted the grant award on behalf of William Collier House, explains how the funding will help reduce crime and improve community safety in our hostel in central Brighton

He said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this grant from the Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund, which will enable us to improve the CCTV in our supported accommodation, to make it safer for everyone who lives, works and visits the project.”

Commending YMCA Brighton on its successful bid Mrs Bourne said: “As PCC I have a statutory responsibility for commissioning county-wide community safety and crime prevention programmes.

“The CCTV upgrade is a great example of an innovative local project that aims to make our communities safer.

“Since launching the Safer in Sussex Fund in December 2013, nearly £1.5 million has been allocated to support over 300 crime reduction and community safety initiatives.

“This money makes a real difference to local people and neighbourhoods. The high numbers of bids each time shows organisations and community groups are committed to keeping Sussex a safe place in which to live.”

To find out more about the funding made available to community groups by the Police & Crime Commissioner visit: https://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/apply-for-funding/.