Foundation ready for ‘exciting’ project after Operation Payback funding boost

Foundation ready for ‘exciting’ project after Operation Payback funding boost

We are delighted to share some good news for the Foundation’s community health and well-being programme after an application to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Operation Payback Fund was successful. 

The Foundation has been awarded £9,500 towards the cost of an activity programme that will be delivered to young people at risk of offending.

Foundation Manager Steve Camm said: “This is a really exciting project and we can’t wait to get started.

“We are grateful for the Police and Crime Commissioner’s support which will enable us to further extend the impact the club already has in the local community.

“We’ll be working closely with the Police and Youth Justice Service to identify and engage young people at risk and provide them with positive preventative activities, including football and boxing, with the aim of reducing crime and the impact of crime in our community.”

The project was one of a number of ‘stand-out’ projects that the Police and Crime Commissioner believed would really help to repair the harm caused by crime and anti-social behaviour in the Northumbria force area, as well as helping to prevent crime and improve peoples lives.

Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness said: “I want every young person growing up in our region to have an equal chance of success whatever their circumstances and Payback will help them and their families to overcome challenges and reach their full potential.”

Operation Payback is a fund designed to ensure neighbourhoods benefit from police action targeting criminals and is underpinned by money seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act.