Funding success celebrated by Derbyshire PCCF

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa invited Derbyshire Wildlife
Trust to a special celebration event marking the release of more than £226,000 of crime
prevention funding.

The event was attended by youth working and community safety volunteers where The Commissioner praised the input of community organisations in keeping Derbyshire safe.

“These charities and projects are supporting people through a host of complex problems including addiction, domestic abuse, lack of opportunity and social exclusion to break the cycle of offending in the long term,” he said.

Derbyshire PCCF

Kate Lemon attended the event on behalf of Derbyshire Wildlife Trust in her capacity as Erewash Valley Regional Manager, and she said ” we are thrilled to receive this funding for our new Health and Wellbeing programme in the Erewash Valley and now have a dedicated member of staff engaging with new audiences as a result. We would love to hear from individuals or groups who would like to find out more or be involved”.

The 1 year project addresses loneliness and anti-social behaviour in young people by engaging them with the natural world through a skills development programme. It will use DWT nature reserves as hubs to inspire the local community and equip young people with the skills to thrive and develop.