Decision Log 005/2022 – Community Safety Fund Applications – February 2022

Decision Log 005/2022 – Community Safety Fund Applications – February 2022

Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey – Decision Making Record

Community Safety Fund Applications – February 2022

Decision number:        005/2022

Author and Job Role: Sarah Haywood, Commissioning and Policy Lead for Community Safety

Protective Marking:  Official

Executive Summary:

For 2020/21 the Police and Crime Commissioner has made available £538,000 of funding to ensure continued support to local community, voluntary and faith organisations.

Applications for Standard Grant Awards of over £5,000 – Community Safety Fund

Active Surrey – Active Choices

To award Active Surrey £47,452.35 to rebuild and enhance the Friday Night youth provision across the county. The Friday Night Project pre the pandemic was based in leisure centres and provide a safe place for young people to enjoy access to a variety of sports. The aim is to reboot and focus on working with young people who are coming to notice. The second half of the project is to expand the criminal justice referral pathways in order to provide positive and transformative activities for young people who have become involved in the criminal justice system for the first time.

Applications for Small Grant Awards up to £5000 – Community Safety Fund

Elmbridge Borough Council – Junior Citizen

To award Elmbridge Borough Council £2,275 to support the delivery of their Junior Citizen which is a multi-agency safety event for year 6 pupils to support their transition to secondary school.

Recommendation

The Commissioner supports the core service applications and small grants applications to the Community Safety Fund and awards to the following;

  • £47,452.35 to Active Surrey for their Active Choices programme
  • £2,275 to Elmbridge Borough Council for their Junior Citizen programme

Police and Crime Commissioner Approval

I approve the recommendation(s):

Signature: PCC Lisa Townsend (wet copy held in OPCC)

Date: 24th February 2022

All decisions must be added to the decision register.

Areas of consideration

Consultation

Consultation has taken place with appropriate lead officers depending on the application. All applications have been asked to supply evidence of any consultation and community engagement.

Financial implications

All applications have been asked to confirm the organisation hold accurate financial information. They are also asked to include the total costs of the project with breakdown where the money will be spent; any additional funding secured or applied for and plans for on-going funding. The Community Safety Fund Decision Panel/ Community Safety and Victims policy officers considers the financial risks and opportunities when looking at each application.

Legal

Legal advice is taken on an application by application basis.

Risks

The Community Safety Fund Decision Panel and policy officers considers any risks in the allocation of funding. It is also part of the process to consider when refusing an application the service delivery risks if appropriate.

Equality and diversity

Each application will be requested to supply appropriate equality and diversity information as part of the monitoring requirements. All applicants are expected to adhere to the Equality Act 2010

Risks to human rights

Each application will be requested to supply appropriate human rights information as part of the monitoring requirements. All applicants are expected to adhere to the Human Rights Act.

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