Community groups across the Northumbria force area have been awarded a combined total of more than £80,000 in funding.
The financial boost has come from the Commissioner’s Community Fund.
This year, more than 68 charities, voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises that run projects which support the key priorities of Vera Baird’s Police and Crime Plan have been successful in their applications.
Initiatives can receive up to £2,000 and each one that receives support helps to tackle anti-social behaviour, promote crime prevention and/or build community confidence.
Mrs Baird, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “We are lucky to have so many fantastic groups here in Northumbria, supporting the work of our police force in a range of beneficial ways.
“I want each and every one of them to realise how much I value and appreciate the work they do to make a difference within their local communities.
“I am delighted to be awarding funding to such a range of initiatives and worthwhile projects, all of which reflect the priorities outlined in my Police and Crime Plan.
“These priorities were formed based on what members of the public told me they wanted the police to tackle within their area and these groups do a crucial job in helping our officers bring about positive change.”