Decision Log 047/2021 – Community Safety Fund Applications – September 2021

Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey – Decision Making Record

Community Safety Fund Applications – September 2021

Decision number: 047/2021

Author and Job Role: Sarah Haywood, Commissioning and Policy Lead for Community Safety

Protective Marking: Official

Executive Summary:

For 2020/21 the Police and Crime Commissioner has made available £538,000 of funding to ensure continued support to local community, voluntary and faith organisations.

Applications for Core Service Awards over £5000

Friends of Kenynton Manor Park – Lighting for park

To award the Friends of Kenyngton Manor Park £10,000 towards the improved lighting across the park. This improvement will increase safety and reduce anti-social behaviour.

Farnham Town Council – Borelli Walk Youth Shelter

To award Farnham Town Council £10,800 to install a youth shelter at Borelli Walk (riverside walk) in Farnham town centre. This will support the local partners, including 40Degreez youth officers work with young people in the area.

Applications for Small Grant Awards up to £5000 – Community Safety Fund

Surrey Police – GRT Community Engagement and Organisational Approach

To award Surrey Police £4,000 to support the rolling out of engagement training looking specifically at engagement with our GRT communities. This work has been highlighted as part of the Force’s Inclusion Strategy. The training will be offered to the Safer Neighbourhood teams.

Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care Ltd – Bootcamp Telephone Counselling

To award Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care Ltd £5,000 towards an intensive programme of telephone counselling for people with drug and alcohol dependencies.

Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy – Community Angels

To award Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy £5,000 towards the ongoing core costs of the project particularly supporting the employment of two part time staff members.

Applications not recommended/deferred by the panel – redacted[1]

Surrey Police – Oxted and Edenbridge County Show (£1640)

Unfortunately, the application was not processed in time for the show. The local team have been encouraged to reapply next year.

Buddy Up – Buddy Up Mentors (£4320_

This application was postponed while the OPCC develops the CCE Targeted Support Service


The Commissioner supports the core service applications and small grants applications to the Community Safety Fund and awards to the following;

  • £10,000 to Kenynton Manor Park for lighting
  • £20,800 to Farnham Town Council for the youth shelter
  • £4,000 to Surrey Police for GRT Training
  • £5,000 to Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care Ltd for the counselling bootcamp
  • £5,000 to Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy for the Community Angels project

Police and Crime Commissioner Approval

I approve the recommendation(s):

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

Date: 25th November 2021

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 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.

[1] The unsuccessful bids have been redacted so as not to cause potential prejudice to the applicants