Funding from The Chief Constable’s Fund helps vulnerable people across Cornwall

Thanks to recent funding from The Chief Constable’s Fund, Cornwall Community Foundation has awarded a grant of £2,000 to the Devon and Cornwall Community Watch Association (DaCCWA) Feel Safe Scheme to help vulnerable people across Cornwall feel safer in their homes. 

The aim of The Chief Constable’s Fund is to protect vulnerable people, reduce crime and safeguard the neighbourhoods and communities in Cornwall. The fund supports organisations which strive to achieve these aims by addressing disadvantage and deprivation; building thriving communities or; fostering safer neighbourhoods. 

The DaCCWA Feel Safe Scheme works closely with local police and other agencies who send referrals for vulnerable people in need of additional safeguarding support with a focus on supporting anyone who has either become, or is at risk of becoming, a victim of crime and anti-social behaviour. 

This funding to the DaCCWA Feel Safe Scheme will enable up to 25 people from across Cornwall to feel safer in their own homes. This is done by supplying and fitting security items to properties which can include door chains, spy holes, door locks, window restrictors, outside security lighting, and CCTV. Although mainly small works, these can often be all it takes to help restore a person’s confidence and bring them peace of mind. 

When asked about the difference this funding will make, DaCCWA told us: 

“This grant will make a big difference to the lives of the very vulnerable amongst us. They will feel safer in their own homes and give them piece of mind knowing that they are at least secure in their own environment.” 

Insp Pusey, from Devon and Cornwall Police, stated: “supporting groups such as Feel Safe Scheme through our charity The Chief Constable’s Foundation, are vital for us as a police service to enable the most vulnerable in our society to be as safe as possible.  It is thanks to our fabulous staff who raise money throughout the year, through differing events, to enable us to contribute to projects and groups across our Force area.” 

To learn more about current funding available for groups across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly via The Cornwall Community Foundation, click here.