Brighton after-school project given funding help

Posted On 17 Oct 2014 at 9:16 am

An after-school club has been given a £5,000 boost by the Sussex police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne.

She has given a grant to the charity Impact Initiatives for its Whitehawk After School Project – or WASP.

The money comes from the police and crime commissioner’s Safer in Sussex Community Fund.

Impact Initiatives chief executive Caroline Ridley said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this grant from the Safer in Sussex Community Fund which will enable us to continue with this vital care and play service in the area, benefiting very young children who need extra support, education and a safe place where they can play and have fun.”

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Whitehawk After School Project children and play worker Gary Allan with Caroline Ridley, CEO of Impact Initiatives, receive funding from Sussex police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne

Whitehawk After School Project children and play worker Gary Allan with Caroline Ridley, CEO of Impact Initiatives, receive funding from Sussex police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne

Mrs Bourne said: “WASP is a great example of an innovative local project that aims to make our communities safer.”

Since the fund started in December last year more than 150 applications have been submitted and more than £400,000 awarded to support local crime reduction and community safety initiatives.

Mrs Bourne said: “I am delighted with the response so far which tells me local organisations and community groups care about – and are committed to – helping keep Sussex safe.

“I look forward to visiting the team at WASP and following the progress of their project over the coming months.”

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