Decision Log 009/2022 – Reducing Reoffending Fund Applications

Decision Log 009/2022 – Reducing Reoffending Fund Applications

Author and Job Role: Craig Jones, Policy and Commissioning Lead for Criminal Justice

Protective Marking:  Official

 

Executive Summary:

For 2022/23 the Police and Crime Commissioner has made available £270,000 of funding to reduce reoffending in Surrey.

 

Application for a Standard Grant Award above £5,000 – Reducing Reoffending Fund

The Hope Hub – £22,000 over a 3-year period (Total £66,000 April 2022 – March 2025)

To award The Hope Hub £22,000 for a period of three consecutive years to continue to develop and deliver their extensive services at their day centre and at the recently opened Emergency Accommodation Service (EAS). This will enable them to support the increasing and more complex needs of  Service Users including ex-offenders with a short term tenancy (6 weeks) whilst supporting them to actively engage in life skills, training and services to empower them towards independence, maintain all appointments and reduce offending.

Recommendation

That the Commissioner supports the standard grant application to the reducing Reoffending Fund and awards to the following;

  • £22,000 to The Hope Hub for a 3-year period (total £66,000) subject to the conditions contained within the funding agreement

 

Police and Crime Commissioner Approval

I approve the recommendation(s):

Signature: Lisa Townsend, Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey

Date: 11/04/2022

 

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 Reducing Reoffending Fund Decision Panel/Criminal Justice 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 Reducing reoffending Fund Decision Panel and Criminal Justice 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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