A public event was held in Hyde last weekend, as part of the Greater Manchester Police Giving Back initiative. The scheme saw local groups pitch for funding for their projects and ideas to improve the local area.
Giving Back takes money seized from criminal activity and gives it back to the local community. The event gave local residents the power to vote and have their say on which groups and projects should receive funding in order to tackle antisocial behaviour in their neighbourhoods.
Chief Inspector Gayle Brister, of GMP’s Tameside Borough: “The Giving Back initiative is a brilliant opportunity for local police, elected members and the local residents of Hyde to come together and work to support our future generations, I would like to thank all those who got involved.
“The event provided a great platform for local people to come together and collectively put forward their ideas on how to solve issues important to them. It was great to see all individuals from the community working together, we also had a presentation delivered by a young person from the community about how to improve the area which shows the breadth of involvement from our residents.”
Over 70 projects in Greater Manchester have received funding from the £120,000 Greater Manchester Police Giving Back initiative.
Projects which successfully received funding included the Hyde POP CIC who will host creative and spoken word workshops to help young people develop their confidence and Pandemonium Studios who provide support in music to young people.