VPC Police Innovation Fund grant details launched at CipCop Summit 2016
£1.8 million grant to double number of Volunteer Police Cadets
21st July, at the launch of the National Citizens in Policing Strategy, the National Volunteer Police Cadets and Middlesex University set out their plan to deliver the £1.8 million grant from the Home Office, Police Innovation Fund grant to support the expansion of Volunteer Police Cadets.
Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, Brandon Lewis said:
“I am delighted this grant from the Home Office is being put to such good use in supporting the expansion of the National Volunteer Police Cadets programme.”
“The VPC does a fantastic job promoting engagement with young people and helps give them a real understanding of the vital work our police forces do in keeping us safe.”
“I look forward to meeting with the next generation of cadets made possible by this funding and hope they will inspire others to positively engage in their local communities”
The funding will be used to develop a digital platform to support the rapid expansion of the programme across the UK. It will comprise of a fully integrated registration, management and training platform. The research will evaluate the usefulness of the cadet programme and monitor how it helps young develop and improve the way they feel about authority