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NINE projects that help cut crime and prevent reoffending have been awarded a share of £35,198 by Hampshire’s police and crime commissioner.

Simon Hayes selected the projects from 31 applications to receive cash from his Protecting People and Places fund.

Local projects awarded funding include Lime Grove CAPE forum in Portsmouth which received £158 and Aurora New Dawn in Havant which was given £5,000 to provide 24-hour coverage for its domestic abuse helpline and face-to-face support.

Hampshire Constabulary received £5,000 to set up a Safer Places scheme in Portsmouth for vulnerable people.

Mr Hayes said: ‘The Protecting People and Places Fund assists me in getting into the heart of our communities by providing support to those whose work helps to eliminate or reduce crime, and make our communities safer places for everyone.

‘I commend all those who were successful with their applications and look forward to being kept informed of the progress they make in achieving their goals of “protecting people and places”.’