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I've been following West Midlands Police on twitter.

I recently found they have a Police Property Act Fund. The proceeds of criminal activity are claimed by the Police and given out to Charity groups who apply.

I've just spoken to our local police team, been given a form to fill in and told playgroup will probably get some money! Anything from a couple of hundred to £2000!!!

You can only apply once in two years and like most other funding you have to have an aim, but thats fine for us, we've got an ever increasing wish list of necessary items let alone luxuries.

 

Just thought your local police might have a similar thing you can look into :D

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Just read the form properly, we can tell them exactly what we want, including prices and they'll, hopefully, dish it out. I cant wait to shop, but we've got a new manager starting in September so I really should wait to see what she'd like.

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So how do we apply, do you reckon? Do we just phone the county headquarters?

I was told to contact my local police Cait and it just so happens the following day they were doing a safety day outside Halfords and when I asked who my local team were it was them :)

 

West Midlands police had £11.1 million last year from criminals! So plenty to go around down here :)

 

Maz, I'm a convert to it, I love it :)

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I just tweeted our West Mids Police to see if they knew of any other forces who give to charities, they say you'd need to do an internet search or contact individual forces.

I did a quick search and Northumberland do http://opencharities.org/charities/1055033

Sussex http://www.sussex.police.uk/policing-in-sussex/the-organisation/police-property-act-fund-(ppaf)/

North Yorkshire http://www.northyorkshire.police.uk/ppfa

Lincolnshire http://www.lincs.police.uk/News-Centre/Campaigns/Police-Property-Act-Fund/

 

I'll leave you to look for more, but it seems the criteria for claiming are pretty uniform. I'd make friends with the local bobby and go through him. Ours told me to send the form directly to him and he'd pass it on even though the form says to return it somewhere else

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I had a look at Kent - not for pre-school - no charitable status - but for the community building that we operate from - could see there might be some possibility - I intend to ask our Parish Council to pursue this further! :1b

 

Not that I'm one to 'wriggle' out of a job obviously! :ph34r::P :rolleyes:

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I will try the local bobby as very good friends - and we may get something for the hall rather than the preschool directly - but thankyou Rea as my search highlighted another charitable organisation with lots to apply for .

 

Must say we have been very fortunate as just had money given from the school house trust for our new door access , art trolley, multi headset cd player and dividers :D they have only ever supported the school but fortunately one of the trustees ( once fellow governor alongside me ) asked them to look at the constitution again and said it could open to preschool as educational and bingo - made a bid and then cheque arrived for all we requested ! very much a case of not what you know but who you know

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