Decision number: 14/2022
Author and Job Role: Sarah Haywood, Commissioning and Policy Lead for Community Safety
Protective Marking: Official
For 2022/23 the Police and Crime Commissioner has made available £383,000 of funding to ensure continued support to local community, voluntary and faith organisations. The Police and Crime Commissioner also made available £275,000 for the new Children and Young People’s Fund which is a dedicated resource to support activities and groups who work with children and young people across Surrey stay safe.
Applications for the Community Safety Fund
Core Service Awards:
Crimestoppers – Regional Manager
To award Crimestoppers £8,000 towards the core costs of the regional manager post. The Regional Manager role works with the local partnerships to develop detect, reduce and prevent crime by being a vital link between the community and policing.
Surrey Police – Op Signature
To award Surrey Police £53,342 towards the ongoing scheme, Op Signature. Op Signature is a victim support service for victims of fraud. The funding supports the salary cost of 2 x FTE Fraud Caseworkers in the Victim and Witness Care unit. The Victim Navigators provide tailored one-to-one support to vulnerable victims of fraud particularly those with complex needs. The caseworkers assist those victims in ensuring that they receive the support required and to work with police to put in place effective interventions focused on reducing further victimisation.
Women’s Support Centre – Counselling Service
To award the Women’s Support Centre £20,511 to support them in delivering their counselling service which support women through a trauma informed, gender specific intervention. The service is aimed at providing therapeutic support for women involved in, or at risk of being involved in the criminal justice system. During therapy, the counsellor will address many factor recognised as risks to offending including substance misuse, domestic abuse, mental health related issues and other difficult life experiences.
Mediation Surrey CIO – Mediation Surrey
To award Surrey Alliance of Mediation Services £90,000 to run the core of their service which is to support communities/neighbours and families to challenge anti-social behaviour and develop respect within the community. The Community Mediation and Community Conferencing services provide a process for dealing with community harm and anti-social behaviour in a way that allows everyone to be heard and to reach resolution that is realistic and acceptable to all. Then the Support coaching service for victims of anti-social behaviour builds confidence, skills and strategies for victims to deal with the situations and fears they face. The funding provides a service which supports individuals, families and communities to build relationships, communicate more effectively and address issues before they reach crisis point.
Surrey Police – E-CINS
To award Surrey Police £40,000 to the case management system E-CINs. Surrey uses a county-wide software application for Individual Case Management which until 2019 had been SafetyNet. In 2019 the Community Safety Board agreed the transition to E-CINs to support secure partnership information sharing. The contribution by the PCC is towards the license.
Applications for the Children and Young People’s Fund:
Core Service Awards
GASP – Motor Project
To award the GASP project 25,000 to run their Motor Project. GASP supports some of the hardest to reach young people in the community by re-engaging with them through learning. They provide accredited hand on courses in basic motor mechanics and engineering, targeting disaffected, vulnerable and potentially at risk young people. The grant is a three year grant of £25.000 per annum.
High Sheriff Youth Awards
To award The Surrey High Sherriff Youth Awards £5,000 to continue to support the awards and the opportunity for young people in Surrey to access support for activities that reduce crime and disorder.
Crimestoppers – Fearless
To award Crimestoppers £40,425 for the delivery of the Fearless is a prevention programme in Surrey. Fearless has its own online platform and reporting mechanisms and branding that is aimed at young-people. Fearless aims to increase confidence and resilience in young people and increase reporting of crime amongst young people.
Matrix Trust – Youth Cafe
To award the Matrix Trust £15,000 towards the running ands expansion of the Guildford Pavilion Youth Café. The versatile Hub engages the local community with 3 innovative ventures: Community Café – open to the public and training NEET/RONI youth through accredited schemes. After-school Youth Café. Learning and Discovery space – co-produced training opportunities connecting young people to their community to develop specialist and life skills
Applications for Standard Grant Awards over £5000 – Community Safety Fund:
Pubwatch Guildford and Experience Guildford – Vulnerability Awareness Training
To award Pubwatch Guildford with Experience Guildford £14,000 to establish Vulnerability Training for Guildford Town Centre Hospitality venues to increase awareness amongst Management & Staff , provide support guidance and establish a “Welfare Champion” structure to address issues such as VAWG & drink spiking ( format sent to PCC)
Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy – Community Angels
To award Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy £5,000 to support their Community Angels project which befriends vulnerable adults facing loneliness and isolation in Guildford. The aim of the project is to reconnect people with their community and build confidence and overcome personal difficulties, linking clients into other support services such as DA outreach, substance misuse services and mental health charities. The funding will support staffing costs.
Surrey Police – St Johns
To award Surrey Police £5,000 to carry out an engagement campaign and survey in the area of St Johns to build a picture of the community, develop a community group and understand the needs of the residents and business in the area.
Applications for Standard Grant Awards over £5000 – Children and Young People’s Fund:
Surrey Fire and Rescue – Safe Drive Stay Alive
To award Surrey Fire and Rescue £35,000 towards the costs of the Safe Drive Stay Alive programme. Safe Drive Stay Alive brings young people together to watch a series of education performances which aim to make young people aware of their responsibilities as drivers and passengers and to positively influence their attitudes with the overarching aim of improving road safety. The funding provided by the PCC with contribute towards the transportation costs.
Surrey Police – Kick about in the Community
To award Surrey Police £2250 to run a football tournament in Surrey with the aim of engaging and breaking down barriers between young people and the police. The event will bring young people together to play football against a Surrey Police Team. The event will also include representatives from Chelsea Football Club, youth services and partners such as Fearless, Catch 22 and MIND charity.
The Commissioner supports the core service applications and grants applications to the Community Safety Fund and the Children and Young People’s Fund and awards to the following;
- £8,000 to Crimestoppers towards the Regional Manager
- £53,324 to Surrey Police for Op Signature
- £20,511 to the Women’s Support Centre for Counselling Services
- £90,000 to Mediation surrey for their core service
- £40,000 to Surrey Police for E-Cins
- £25,000 to GASP for their core costs
- £5,000 to the High Sherriff Youth Awards
- £40,425 to Crimestoppers for the Fearless Project
- £15,000 to The Matrix Trust for the Guildford Youth Café
- £14,000 to Pubwatch Guildford for Vulnerability Training
- £5,000 to Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy for the Community Angels
- £5,000 to Surrey Police for the St Johns Engagement Project
- £35,000 to Surrey Fire and Rescue for Safe drive Stay Alive
- £2,250 to Surrey Police for the Kick about in the Community Project
Police and Crime Commissioner Approval
I approve the recommendation(s):
Signature: Lisa Townsend, Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey (wet signed copy held by the OPCC)
Date: 24 May 2022
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