SIXTY projects which help tackle crime and disorder across Warwickshire have been awarded a share of a £1.6 million fund.

The annual award was given by police and crime commissioner Philip Seccombe to support initiatives which will make a contribution to the police and crime plan.

Schemes both large and small are benefitting from this year’s round of funding, the first such award made by Mr Seccombe since he took office last year.

Warwickshire police and crime commissioner Philip Seccombe said: “I have been able to support a wide mix of initiatives, with projects large and small reaching every corner of the county.

"I have been impressed by the quality of the schemes we are supporting, as well as the dedication of all those involved with supporting victims and working with local communities to reduce crime.

"I’m delighted to be able to give this financial support and I look forward to seeing positive results across the rest of this year."

The awards include funding for services for victims, survivors of domestic abuse and restorative justice programmes, alongside contributions for projects tackling child sexual exploitation, hate crime, substance misuse and diversionary projects for young people.

All funded programmes are required to submit detailed quarterly updates to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to ensure that the expected outcomes are delivered.

A full list of the supported projects can be found at: