Police & Crime Commissioners (PCCs) can commission or grant fund services to support the delivery of their priorities. This includes the commissioning of services that reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, support victims and communities. These services can range from grassroots community-based organisations that provide diversionary activities to multi-year contracts that provide support to victims across Kent & Medway. All services that support victims of crime in Kent provide support regardless of when that crime took place or if it has been reported to the Police.
My yearly commissioning budget consists of approximately £2.1m of government grant from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to deliver services to support victims. I match fund this with £2.1m of my own budget to support delivery of services related to crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour (ASB).
During 2023/24 several additional funding streams were offered by the Government and to deliver new and existing services supporting victims or aimed at reducing crime or ASB. Overall, I and my team have been successful in securing several million pounds in additional funding in 2023/24 as well.
To view how much we give each provider, click on the Victim Services Funding, Crime Reduction Funding or Safer Streets Funding boxes at the bottom of this page.
If you would like to see how the services have spent the money and what they have achieved with it, please look at the Commissioning Annual Report.