38/2023 – Reducing Reoffending Fund applications January 2024

Author and Job Role: George Bell, Criminal Justice Policy & Commissioning Officer

Protective Marking:  Official

For 2023/24 the Police and Crime Commissioner has made available £270,000.00 of funding to reduce reoffending in Surrey.

Clean Sheet – Reducing Reoffending Through Employment – Samantha Graham

Brief overview of service/decision – To continue with the award of £60,000 to Clean Sheet (£20,000 a year over three years). This is to fund a project to divert people with convictions away from reoffending by providing tailored employment support. This project has previously been supported by the Commissioner.

Reason for funding – 1) To directly reduce reoffending in Surrey through helping people with convictions to find employment and a route away from reoffending. Being a constant and consistent part in someone’s job search journey, helping them to navigate setbacks and overcome barriers, minimises the risk of someone committing further offences.

2) Help to create safer communities and protect people from harm in Surrey by reducing reoffending, resulting in fewer victims of crime, and helping people with convictions to gain financial independence, reduce social isolation and exclusion, and reintegrate into the local community.

That the Commissioner continues to support this standard grant application to the Reducing Reoffending Fund and awards to the following;

  • £60,000 (over three years) to Clean Sheet

I approve the recommendation(s):

Signature: Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend (wet signed copy held at PCC Office)

Date: 22 January 2024

All decisions must be added to the decision register.


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 advice is taken on an application-by-application basis.


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.