Youth charities handed thousands of pounds confiscated from criminals

Two not for profit youth organisations have been handed a total of £17,600 in money confiscated from criminals.

The money has been distributed to Young Enterprise and 1000 Black Boys via the Security Industry Authority grants for good causes scheme, from proceeds of crime confiscated from criminals convicted of offences within the private security industry.

The charity Young Enterprise has been handed £7,600 for its Learn to Earn programme, which is being rolled out in Greater Manchester and the West Midlands. This is the second consecutive year the SIA has handed money from criminals to the charity.

Meanwhile, community interest company 1000 Black Boys has been given £10,000 to fund its work to provide opportunities and role models to teenagers at risk of knife crime and violence in London.

“In the 2022 to 2023 financial year we were awarded £17,599 confiscated from people who committed crimes in the private security industry,” said SIA head of criminal enforcement and chair of its grants panel.

“The grant for good causes demonstrates that crime really doesn’t pay. We are investing the money into two worthy causes who are committed to supporting young people.”

Previous beneficiaries of the SIA’s grants for good causes scheme include The Prince's Trust in Northern Ireland and EY Foundation.

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