Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 7th March 2007.

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Photo of Tricia Marwick Tricia Marwick Scottish National Party

Question S2W-32072

To ask the Scottish Executive which community projects have received funding from the £10 million confiscated under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Photo of Johann Lamont Johann Lamont Labour

Funds recovered through Proceeds of Crime legislation have been reinvested within the six local authorities in Scotland which suffer most serious violent crime; Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire and West Dunbartonshire. Community projects supported are detailed in the following table. In addition to these, each local authority ran a localised Drug Dealers Don’t Care, Do You? Campaign and a twilight basketball project within the community.

Local Authority Projects
Glasgow City1. G-Pod – Mobile Youth Unit

2. Govan and Barlanark after schools projects

3. Youth outreach work

City of Edinburgh1. Two vehicles –CCTV and Graffiti clean up

2. Leisure facilities – Youth outreach work

3. Sport programme Muirhouse

3. Sport programme Holyrood

4. Street workers

5. Open all hours – Leisure facilities

West Dunbartonshire1. Sports Leadership Courses.

2. Creative Apprentices.

3. Dance Leadership Courses

4. Pulse summer school

5. Environmental Hit Squad

Renfrewshire1. Teen Action Zone

2. Holiday and evening multi activity programme

3. Reclaim our Community

4. Peer Education – DVD exploring issues surrounding ASB.

5. 4 vehicles for Community Wardens: two graffiti clean up, mobile CCTV and Community Transport.

Inverclyde1. Lease 4 vehicles (2x Community clean up, 1x internet van, 1x minibus and driver to transport young people.)

2. Two Youth Workers

3. Primary schools programme

4. Cookery bookery

5. Story book time6. Transitional workshops

North Ayrshire1. Fullarton detached street work project

2. BUDZ – project for young people to landscape ground in the local community.

3. Equipped to learn – Equipment for computer suite

4. Fullarton youth challenge collaboration

5. Saturday sport and health club

6. Active haycocks

7. Junior youth clubs

8. Street Beat – Project to develop dance activity

9. Eyes, Minds and Hearts – Storytelling project

10. Junior chess clubs

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