Author and Job Role: George Bell, Criminal Justice Policy & Commissioning Officer
Protective Marking: Official
For 2022/23 the Police and Crime Commissioner has made available £270,000.00 of funding to reduce reoffending in Surrey.
Application for Small Grant Award under or equal to £5,000 – Reducing Reoffending Fund
Surrey Police – Checkpoint – Ailsa Quinlan
Brief overview of service/decision – To award £4,000 to Surrey Police’s Checkpoint programme – a differed prosecution scheme that has been running since 2019.
Reason for funding – 1) To extend Checkpoint Plus for mobilisation of a new provider to offer bespoke interventions for additional offences, such as assault emergency workers, and some minor sex offences.
2) To protect people from harm in Surrey – Checkpoint currently has a reoffending rate of under 6%. Additionally, to strengthen relationships between Surrey Police and Surrey residents – Checkpoint has high levels of victim satisfaction.
Spelthorne Mental Health Charity – Education Training and Employment Support for People on Probation – Jean Pullen
Brief overview of service/decision – To award £2,000 to Spelthorne Mental Health Charity. This is a joint project with HM Probation Service unpaid work team, with the aim of delivering education training and employment support for people on probation (POPs), including access to online learning courses, and CV writing skills.
Reason for funding – 1) To reduce reoffending in Surrey – this project supports rehabilitation, by providing education, training, and employment skills, improving job prospects, and promoting self-esteem and confidence.
2) Participants (people on probation) to gain meaningful employment, using knowledge gained from the courses passed, and the CV writing skills provided.
That the Commissioner supports these small grant applications to the Reducing Reoffending Fund and awards to the following;
- £4,000 to Surrey Police’s Checkpoint programme
- £2,000 to Spelthorne Mental Health Charity
Police and Crime Commissioner Approval
I approve the recommendation(s):
Signature: Commissioner Lisa Townsend (wet signed copy held in Commissioner’s office
Date: 5th October 2022
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.
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.