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Community / Votes sought for community justice projects

SHETLAND Community Justice Partnership is inviting the community to vote for projects that aim to prevent offending behaviour.

The partnership has allocated funds of £25,000 that will be split between projects put forward by local groups at an event at the Islesburgh Community Centre, on Saturday 16 March.

Islanders are asked to come along to a drop-in session between 11am and 3pm to find out more about the projects and vote for their favourites.

The projects with the most votes will be awarded funding of up to £5,000 each to allow them to deliver their planned activity in Shetland within the next 12 months.

Ten local projects, each aiming to make a difference to the lives of people who have offended, or those affected by crime, or to prevent offending behaviour, are bidding for funding:

  • Community Bike Project
  • Space2Face
  • Advocacy Shetland
  • Moving on Employment Project
  • Shetland Comedy & ALICE Theatre Project
  • Shetland Rape Crisis
  • OPEN Peer Mentoring
  • Shetland Women’s Aid
  • Dogs Against Drugs

Councillor Alastair Cooper said: “We all want to make Shetland a safer place, by reducing crime and the impact of crime.

“These projects will help to do that and I’d encourage people to come along and vote for projects they’d like to see happen.”