Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey – Decision Making Record
Community Safety Fund Applications – December 2021
Decision number: 50/2021
Author and Job Role: Sarah Haywood, Commissioning and Policy Lead for Community Safety
Protective Marking: Official
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
GASP – Classroom and Wellbeing Suite
To award GASP £10,000 towards the funding of a new IT suite / classroom and a wellbeing space. GASP works with disengaged and disadvantaged young people from across the county, offering an alternative education provision for those who struggle within the mainstream setting. The funding will support replacing their current ‘Green Room’ with a fantastic new purpose-built classroom and wellness space. The new space would enable us to increase the number of young people accessing our courses, and to provide mental health support for all who attend.
Eikon – Summer Transition Project
To award Eikon £10,000 to develop and run a summer transition workshop. In 2020 they ran an effective summer programme and this funding will support the plan to expand this over the next three years, with 2022 focusing on Elmbridge. The project aims at Year 6 children (age 10-12) transitioning from primary to secondary school who are identified at risk of exclusion, low school attendance or have anxieties about school. The project commencing from March to October will be split into 4 phases.1)Youth workers will identify YP via schools, children services and other organisations. 2) They will complete 2 1:1’s with each YP to build positive/ trusted relationships and identify their needs. 3) Running for 4 weeks during summer holidays, sessions include written activities, arts, crafts, sports and games emphasising on wellbeing and building skills to overcome challenges 4) After summer, youth workers will go into the YP’s secondary schools and carry out 1:1 sessions to support YP and help put their learning into practice.
The Commissioner supports the core service applications and small grants applications to the Community Safety Fund and awards to the following;
- £10,000 to GASP for the new classroom and wellbeing suites
- £10,000 to Eikon for the Summer Transition Project
Police and Crime Commissioner Approval
I approve the recommendation(s):
Signature: PCC Lisa Townsend (wet signed copy held in OPCC)
Date: 15th December 2021
All decisions must be added to the decision register.
Areas of consideration
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.
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 advice is taken on an application by application basis.
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.