Active Hastings funding boost
Active Hastings has received a grant of £3,205 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.
Councillor Andy Batsford, lead councillor for Health and Culture at Hastings Borough Council, who accepted the grant award on behalf of Active Hastings, explains how the funding will help reduce crime in Hastings.
He said: "We are delighted to have been awarded this grant from the Commissioner's Community Safety Fund, which will fund our new free Street Dance Classes. Starting on Wednesday 22 February (4.30pm to 5.30pm), the weekly class will be available to young people aged 10 to 16 years. The class is led by a qualified instructor from Dance Hub, who aim to inspire, engage and empower people through dance. This is a drop-in session, and we encourage young people to come along, invite their friends and get dancing. The sessions will take place at Hollington Youth Centre, Hastings. For more information visit the Active Hastings website (www.hastings.gov.uk/sport_play/getactive/activehastings_listings/streetdance3a/)./"
Active Hastings is hosted by Hastings Borough Council, in partnership with East Sussex County Council, and brings together a wide range of local and national partners to ensure that everyone in Hastings can get active.
Commending Active Hastings 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 Active Hastings Street Dance session 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/.