Charity opens new website

WEB wizards have launched a new site for Herts in Trust – the Hertfordshire Constabulary s charity. The Trust s new website www.eastspace.net/hertsintrust will allow visitors to download grant application forms and the latest news, plus opportunities to g

WEB wizards have launched a new site for Herts in Trust - the Hertfordshire Constabulary's charity.

The Trust's new website www.eastspace.net/hertsintrust will allow visitors to download grant application forms and the latest news, plus opportunities to get involved with the charity itself.

Herts in Trust has also announced a number of new grant awards available to improve the quality of life for anyone who lives and works in the county.

This will be primarily through tackling crime and the fear of crime.


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Groups who have already benefited from the scheme include Letchworth Arts Centre.

The centre is using a grant of £2,990 to set up a Rockskool Project for 30 teenagers referred from the Youth Service and the Youth Inclusion Support Panel.

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A range of musical instruments will be purchased and a tutor provided to teach the teenagers to use them and write their own music.

A grant of £2,500 has made it possible for Herts Area Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre to recruit a part time administrator to continue the valuable free service for victims.

The centre endeavours to relieve the distress of women who have experienced rape or sexual abuse.

Rap-Aid is using a Herts in Trust grant of £1,800 to fund a pressure project targeting young people suffering from substance misuse issues.

Trust co-ordinator Kim Leahy said: "We are really pleased to be able to support these fantastic projects which will really make a difference to local communities.

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