West Midlands Police has re-launched the Helping Communities Fund for organisations investing in neighbourhood safety. The fund is made up from money seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).
The purpose of the HCF is to support local communities actively involved in projects which aim to make a positive difference and make the West Midlands a safer place to live and/or work. All funded projects must contribute to crime prevention and reduction, and community safety in the local area.
Specific areas for consideration in Sandwell are Princes End, Smethwick, Soho and Victoria and West Bromwich Central.