The table below shows the funds we provide to partners whose services are designed to reduce crime, be that by intervention or diversionary means or by community support partnerships.
The funding streams for these projects come from different sources and are described in the tables below.
Crime Reduction Projects / Services
Description of Contract / Service
Contract / Service Amount
Gangs & Countylines Services provides a mentoring and intervention programme to prevent and protect young people at risk of serious youth violence, knife offences, drug supply, criminal exploitation, or gangs.. Delivered by Catch 22 this contract is funded between the PCC and the Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) for young people aged up to 25 who are either involved or at risk of being involved in serious youth violence, knife offences, drug supply, criminal exploitation, or gangs. The service delivers trauma informed, needs led approaches with the aim of providing long term support to CYP and their close relatives or immediate support network.
Collaborate Digital & St Giles Trust
Young People Prevention Service - Kent
Delivered by Collaborate Digital and St Giles Trust this service provides age-appropriate messages to CYP to help them make better, informed choices by highlighting risk factors and how they can de-escalate situations to keep themselves and others safe. The service delivers with schools and youth setting for CYP aged from 9 years to 14 years. Collaborate Digital focus on healthy Relationships (attitudes, behaviours, and safety), Online Harms and Cyber Safety and Cyber - Bullying. St Giles Trust focus on Gangs, County Lines, Violence, Knife Crime and Criminal Exploitation.
£45,000 – Collaborate Digital
£30,000 – St Giles Trust
A joint project between Mayor’s Office for Police and Crime (MOPAC) and Kent, which aims to help staff at Cookham Wood Young Offenders Institute (YOI) identify victimisation and how to respond and deliver a through the gate service / mentoring support to assist young people at Cookham Wood in recognising their needs and helping them move into the community.
Collaborative approach between Interventions Alliance, Kent Police and Look Ahead to deliver Domestic Abuse and Stalking perpetrator interventions and support for victims. Healthy Relationships and Compulsive Obsessive Behavioural Interventions (COBI) are offered county wide.
We also fund Community Safety Partnerships or CSPs and other statutory organisations. Please see the details below:
Community Safety Partnerships: To support local crime reduction and prevention initiatives that meet the priorities and objectives set within the PCC's Safer in Kent Plan.
Crime Reduction Grant - Third Parties
Crime Stoppers (Kent)
To support the delivery of targeted Crimestoppers activity in Kent, and to part fund the Crimestoppers Regional Manager Post.
Crime Stoppers (National)
Funding to support the national contact centre and fund regional Crimestoppers campaigns.
Kent Criminal Justice Board
To support the activities of the Kent Criminal Justice Board: and to help secure a more efficient and effective criminal justice system.
Kent Young Persons Substance Misuse Service
To fund drug initiatives and rehabilitation programmes that address harm and the root causes of crime and anti-social behaviour.
Kent & Medway Adult and Child Safeguarding Partnerships
To support the work and activities of the Child and Adult Safeguarding Boards to ensure vulnerable people are protected from harm and criminality.
Kent & Medway Drug & Alcohol Partnership Boards
To fund drug and alcohol interventions and rehabilitation programmes that address harm and the root causes of crime and anti-social behaviour.
Kent & Medway Youth Justice Partnership Boards
Funding for initiatives to prevent young people from offending, and to offer an evidence-based outcome which prevents young people from entering further into the criminal justice system.
To fund diversionary initiatives for young people at risk of offending or re-offending which divert from crime and contribute towards the priorities and objectives set within the PCC's Safer in Kent Plan.