Decision Log 051/2020 – Reducing Reoffending Fund Application November 2020

Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey – Decision Making Record

Report Title: Reducing Reoffending Fund (RRF) Application November 2020

Decision number: 051/2020

Author and Job Role: Craig Jones – Policy & Commissioning Lead for CJ

Protective Marking: OFFICIAL

Executive Summary:

For 2020/21 the Police and Crime Commissioner has made available £266,667 of funding to reduce reoffending in Surrey.


In November 2020 the following organisation submitted an application to the RRF for consideration;

The Skill Mill LimitedSkill Mill Surreysum requested £7500

The Skill Mill is a multi-award-winning social enterprise providing employment opportunities for young people aged between sixteen and eighteen. They employ only ex-offenders, actively reducing reoffending whilst increasing engagement, participation, employability and educational levels of the young people to increase their life chances.

The Skill Mill provides employment opportunities in water and land based management, helping to reduce flood risk and improve the local environment in Surrey. In turn, this brings social and environmental benefits to communities by involving local people directly in the delivery of services. Each cohort receives six months paid employment, invaluable practical real work experience, a nationally recognised qualification, and further opportunities for progression with local companies at the end of their time with The Skill Mill.

The Skill Mill will work in anti-social behaviour hotspots in Surrey identified by the OPCC and will aim at having 8 young people in employment over the 12 month period.


That the Police & Crime Commissioner awards the sum requested to the above mentioned organisation totalling £7500

Police and Crime Commissioner Approval

I approve the recommendation(s):

Signature: David Munro (wet signature available on hard copy)

Date: 11/11/2020

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