5 December 2011
Huge Response for Donations
South Wales Police Authority has received a total of 120 applications for a donation from the Police Property Act Fund.
Applications were sought from organisations across South Wales who help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour or divert people away from crime.
Chair of the Police Authority, Councillor Russell Roberts, said: “We have had an incredible response to the Police Property Act Fund this year. It goes to show the number of organisations across South Wales that do excellent work and are in need of assistance.
“The Authority now has a tough decision to make as to which organisations receive money.”
Members of the Authority will make the decision on 12 December, with the donations being received by the successful organisations by Christmas. Up to £40,000 is available within the fund for distribution.
The money will be available from the Police Property Act Fund for the donations. Property, which comes into the possession of the police in connection with a crime and where the owner cannot be found, can be sold, with the money being kept in this Fund. The same is true for property which has been forfeited by convicted persons by order of a court, as it was used or intended for use in a crime.
The money in the Fund may then be used to make payments for charitable purposes. South Wales Police Authority is responsible for the distribution of the fund.