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NEW parents are set to benefit after a scheme has been given a cash boost by the Hampshire Police Authority.

The authority has awarded Home-Start Meon Valley a crime prevention grant of £2,659.

It will be used to provide parenting skills courses and workshops for vulnerable parents on subjects including combating anti-social behaviour, domestic violence, and protecting children.

Home-Start Meon Valley is a voluntary organisation that promotes the welfare of families in the area who have at least one child under five through regular support, friendship and practical help.

Cllr Peter Kent Mason, chairman of the authority’s community engagement committee, said: ‘It is pleasing to see projects geared towards helping families with young children.

‘The authority assesses applications for crime prevention grants between April and September. We’d encourage any group that works to reduce crime or mitigate the impact on victims to consider applying.’

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