57/2023 – Reducing Reoffending Fund Applications February 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.

Spelthorne Mental Health Association – Community Payback project – Anne Damerell

Brief overview of service/decision – To award £641.00 to Spelthorne Mental Health Association. This is to fund the Probation community payback project.

Reason for funding – 1) The reduction of reoffending in Surrey. The community payback project will be supervised and monitored by the Probation service. This work is important in teaching new skills, teamwork, problem solving and connecting the people on probation with their local community. These attributes will in turn help change mindsets and reduce reoffending.

2) Help to create safer communities and protect people from harm in Surrey. Connecting people on probation through their community payback work with the community.

That the Commissioner supports this small grant application to the Reducing Reoffending Fund and awards to the following;

  • £641.00 to Spelthorne Mental Health Association

I approve the recommendation(s):

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

Date: 04 March 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.