22/2023 – Serious Violence Duty Fund 2023/24  

Author and Job Role: Lucy Thomas, Commissioning & Policy Lead for Victim Services  

Protective Marking:  OFFICIAL 

Executive Summary: 

Circles South-East aim to support and contribute to the delivery of services related to the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) agenda. Circles South-East have extensive knowledge and proven track record of working effectively with individuals at risk of perpetrating sexual offending to reduce sexual harm.  

Applications for the Grant   

Funding is sought to deliver;  

• Intervention for individuals at risk of engaging in sexually harmful behaviour in the night-time economy 

• Training, Education and Empowerment for 

  • Surrey Police officers and staff 
  • VAWG target group (women and girls) 
  • Community Groups that have contact with the VAWG target group 

2023/24 Funding – £20,541.25 (1st November 2023- 31st March 2024)  

2024/25 Funding – £49,299  


The Commissioner supports the recommended allocation of the Serious Violence Duty Fund in Surrey and awards the following;  

  • £20.541.25 to Circles South-East in 2023/24 
  • £49,299 to Circles South-East in 2024/25  

Police and Crime Commissioner Approval 

I approve the recommendation(s): 

Signature:  Lisa Townsend, Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey (wet signed copy held at PCC Office)

Date:  10 October 2023

All decisions must be added to the decision register. 

Areas of consideration 



Financial implications 

Funded using allocation from the Serious Violence Duty Fund  




Risk to the services being able to sustain delivery beyond the funding agreement period.  

Equality and diversity 

no implications 

Risks to human rights 

No risks