Money seized by police from criminals will be used to fund projects for vulnerable people across the North West. On Merseyside £35,000 will be used to provide body cameras for shop workers who have been the victims of hate crime.
£25,000 grant will be used by Cheshire and Merseyside’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) to offer easily-accessible community-based support groups to women and men affected by sexual violence in Liverpool, Knowsley. Sefton, St Helens and Wirral.
Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) around the country were invited to bid for a share of £12.5m of funding raised by the Ministry of Justice from offenders.
– Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy
“I welcome today’s news that victims in our region will receive extra support and reassurance through this additional funding from the Ministry of Justice. This money will go towards supporting some of the most vulnerable people in Merseyside, victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence and hate crime. The submission of these bids demonstrates the Force and I are constantly looking at new and innovative ways to give victims on Merseyside the support, reassurance and help they deserve and I am delighted that this extra funding will make a difference towards their quality of life.”