52/2023 – Community Safety Fund and Children and Young People’s Fund applications – February 2024

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

Protective Marking:  Official 

For 2023/24 the Police and Crime Commissioner has made available £383,000 for the Community Safety Fund to ensure continued support to local community, voluntary and faith organisations. The Police and Crime Commissioner also made available £275,000 for the 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 to stay safe. The following grants are to provide service delivery in 2024/25.

Surrey County Council – DHR Central Support

To provide Surrey County Council £10,050 to support the Domestic Homicide Review Central Support function. This central support helps reduce the pressure on Surrey’s 11 District and Borough Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) to establish a DHR, review the initial notification, commission and fund the Chair/report writer, and ensure that the recommendations are implemented effectively. 

Catalyst – Cuckooing Service  

To award Catalyst funding of £43,992 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. 

Matrix Trust – Youth Hideaway 

To award the Matrix Trust £20,000 towards the running and staffing of The Youth Hideaway. The Youth Hideaway provides a safe space for young people, where they can meet with their peers, have fun and access robust mental health support. It is the only daily provision of its kind in central Guildford. By engaging young people in fun, meaningful activity they are encouraged away from anti-social behaviour which often presents a risk to the young person as well as to others. Furthermore, the early intervention wellbeing support offered helps prevent young people’s mental health from further decline and from them becoming a risk to themselves.  The Youth Hideaway also offers targeted workshops in partnership with schools and other organisations. Examples of these workshops include more recreational skills such as photography and baking, as well as skills that benefit wider society such as sign language and more hard-hitting topics such as sexual health and managing finances. This is for the second year of a three-year grant of £20,000 per annum. 

The Commissioner supports the applications to the Community Safety Fund and the Children and Young People’s Fund and awards to the following; 

  • £10,050 to Surrey County Council for DHR Central Support; 
  • £43,992 to Catalyst for the Cuckooing Outreach Service; and 
  • £20,000 to The Matrix Trust for the Youth Hideaway. 

I approve the recommendation(s): 

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

Date:  13 February 2023

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 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.