Decision 64/2022 – Reducing Reoffending Fund Applications: March 2023

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

Protective Marking:  Official

Executive Summary:

For 2022/23 the Police and Crime Commissioner has made available £270,000.00 of funding to reduce reoffending in Surrey.

Application for Standard Grant Award above £5,000 – Reducing Reoffending Fund

The Clink Charity – Plot to Plate at HMP Send – Eve Ringrose 

Brief overview of service/decision – To award £9,000 to The Clink Charity’s ‘Plot to Plate’ project at HMP Send, a women’s prison in Surrey. ‘Plot to Plate’ is designed to increase provision of resettlement activities for women who do not want, or feel unable to engage in work, activity, or education. This course is designed to develop the skills, confidence, and interpersonal skills of these hard-to-reach women, with the intention they will go on to further training and achieve a formal qualification, as well as lay the groundwork for stable employment once they are resettled into Surrey society.

Reason for funding – 1) To give the skills and support for women from Surrey who may otherwise leave prison and return to the local community with no training, qualifications, or employability skills, and with severe issues with self-esteem and personal wellbeing – greatly reducing their likelihood of reoffending.

2) To protect people from harm in Surrey – for those trapped in the cycle of re-offending that causes harm to individuals, families and communities across Surrey, innovative interventions are needed to tackle these fundamental problems.


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

  • £9,000 to The Clink Charity

Police and Crime Commissioner Approval

I approve the recommendation(s):

Signature:  PCC Lisa Townsend (wet signed copy held in OPCC)

Date: 01/03/2023

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 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.