Decision Log 048/2021 – Community Safety Applications – November 2021

Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey – Decision Making Record

Community Safety Fund Applications – November 2021

Decision number: 048/2021

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

Surrey Police – Engagement Vehicle and Bikes for Spelthorne

To award Surrey Police £20,000 towards the development of an engagement van which will enable easier access to the community. The funding will also allow the local team to purchase electric bikes which will enable the local PCSO to have greater mobility and visibility in the local area.

Surrey Police – Engagement Vehicle for Waverley

To award Surrey Police £10,000 towards creating a public engagement van for use in the Waverley area to provide more opportunities for the local neighbourhood team to speak to residents.

SMEF – Active Communities

To award SMEF £28,712 to continue to support their Active Communities project. The PCC has supported the project for 5 years and this funding support the project for its 6th year. The work focuses on informing the BAME communities around violence against women and girls, substance misuse and online safety.

Surrey Police – Smart Moves

To award Surrey Police £7,650 to develop the SmartMove project so the Youth Engagement Officers have a resource when working alongside children and young people.

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

Runnymede Neighbourhood Watch – Social Media project

To award Runnymede Neighbourhood Watch £4,000 to develop a project with Royal Surrey University to create a sustainable model for Runnymede Neighbourhood Watch by improving their reach using social media and considering how to sustain traditional watches through innovative use of social media.

The Links 2030 – Allotment Project

To award The Link 2030 £5,000 towards their allotment project. The funding will specifically to buy a new shed and greenhouse which will protect equipment and allow for sessions to run over the winter months.

Freedom Leisure – Friday Night Project

To award Freedom Leisure £3,790.67 to run their Friday Might Project. The Project allows young people to use the leisure facilities on a Friday night, supported by coaches and youth workers. The aim is to reduce local anti-social behaviour and provide a safe space for young people.

Surrey Police – proactive campaign in Guildford

To award Surrey Police £500 so the local team can purchase anti-spiking to provide to people as during local events talking about personal safety.

Surrey Police – Support for Football Team

To award Surrey Police £3,789.50 to the football team can purchase new football kits and goals. These will be used for training, matches, and will be used in the community at engagement events.

Runnymede Borough Council – Crime Prevention Events

To award £1,558.80 to Runnymede Borough Council so they can purchase personal safety items to give away at local events in the community.


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

  • £20,000 to Surrey Police for the Spelthorne Engagement Van and electric bikes
  • £10,000 to Surrey Police for the Waverley Engagement Van
  • £4,000 to Runnymede Neighbourhood Watch for the social media project
  • £5,000 to The Link 2030 for their allotment project
  • £3,790.67 to Freedom Leisure for the Friday Night Project
  • £500 to Surrey Police for the Guildford local safety events
  • £3,789.50 to Surrey Police for Football kits and goals
  • £1,558.80 to Runnymede Borough Council for personal safety items for local events

Police and Crime Commissioner Approval

I approve the recommendation(s):

Signature: PCC Lisa Townsend (wet signature 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.