Locksmith Firm Evander Allocates £6,000 to Neighbourhood Watch Fund

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Locksmith and glazing company Evander has unveiled a £6,000 Crime Innovation Fund for Neighbourhood Watch groups. Organisations based in London, Birmingham and Manchester can apply to receive funding as part of the initiative.

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The initiative is part of Evander’s on-going commitment towards tackling crime and anti-social behaviour across the UK.

Locksmith and glazing firm Evander has allocated money for Neighbourhood Watch groups based in England’s three largest cities.

The company’s Crime Innovation Fund will see a total of £6,000 made available to groups based in London, Birmingham and Manchester – with £2,000 set aside for each city.

The initiative is part of Evander’s on-going commitment towards tackling crime and anti-social behaviour across the UK.

Local Neighbourhood Watch groups can apply for funding by contacting Evander directly.

Evander security expert, Mark Taylor, said: “With planned reductions in police spending set to continue, the work of Neighbourhood Watch Groups has become increasingly important to local communities across the country.

“That’s why we’ve created the Crime Innovation Fund, and invested our own money in helping these groups tackle crime on a local scale.

“We’re big supporters of Neighbourhood watch, and its hardworking volunteers are already doing an impressive job in with crime in their local areas.

“We hope, with this additional funding, we can enable them to continue their good work and have a greater impact on crime in the future.”

Funding from the Crime innovation Fund will be awarded based on the individual requirements of each Neighbourhood Watch group.

Groups based in London, Birmingham or Manchester can find out more about the fund by visiting: http://www.evander.com/

Evander will notify all successful applicants by Friday, September 6, 2013.


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Evander was established in 1984, and is today considered one of the UK’s leading firms for commercial and residential locks, windows, glazing and doors. It also offers a 24-hour emergency locksmith service, which covers the whole of the UK and can be called on 365-days a year. The company currently employs 340 professional locksmiths.

Neighbourhood Watch:

Neighbourhood Watch was founded in 1982 as Home Watch. It is a voluntary network of groups based across the UK, where communities work together with their local police forces and other partners to help build and promote safer communities. Neighbourhood Watch supports a variety of campaigns and projects across the country.

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