Decision 09/2023 – Funding for the provision of local support services

Author and Job Role: Molly Slominski, Partnership and Community Safety Officer

Protective Marking:  Official

Executive Summary:

The Police & Crime Commissioner for Surrey is responsible for commissioning services that support victims of crime, improve community safety, tackle child exploitation, and prevent reoffending. For the financial year 2023/24 the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner used a proportion of locally derived funding to support the delivery of local services. In total additional funding of £530,000 was made available for this purpose, and this paper sets out allocations from this budget.

Application for the Community Safety Fund

Catalyst – Cuckooing Service

To award Catalyst funding of £53,993 to support the Cuckooing Outreach service. This service covers all of Surrey and provides short to medium-term targeted interventions to help people build resilience after being cuckooed. Early intervention and an appropriate response can help prevent risk of property closures and reduce safeguarding risks. This can also involve support with substance misuse through brief interventions and referral on for substance misuse treatment.


The Commissioner supports the application and awards the following;

  • £53,993 to Catalyst for the Cuckooing Service

Police and Crime Commissioner Approval

I approve the recommendation(s):

Signature:  Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend (wet signed copy held at Commissioner’s office)

Date: 11 July 2023

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.

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 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.