Crime Reduction Grants
Each year the PCC awards a portion of his total commissing budget to Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) and other groups, to support local projects which deliver against the priorities in Safer in Kent: the Community Safety and Criminal Justice Plan.
In 2019/20, all CSPs are receiving the same funding amount as they received in 2019/20, but the PCC has directed that their focus should be on delivering projects aligned to the Violence Reduction Challenge.
One third of the overall funding can be allocated to a tactical pot to deliver responsive projects aligned to the VRC throughout the financial year, with the PCC approving spend on these projects on submission of a suitable business case.
Other recipients of crime reduction grants include Kent County Council and Medway Council's youth offending teams and drug and alcohol action teams; and charities such as CrimeStoppers. Again, there will greater engagement and scrutiny on delivery and spend from the OPCC in 2019/20 compared with previous years.
|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.||558,385|
|Young Persons Substance Misuse (KCC)||To fund drug intervention and rehabilitation programmes that address the root causes of crime and anti-social behaviour.||92,627|
|Youth Offending Teams (KCC and Medway Council)||To support initiatives which prevent youth re-offending and divert young people away from the criminal justice system.||365,460|
|Safeguarding Adults and Children's Boards (KCC and Medway Council)||To support the work and activities of the Safeguarding boards to ensure vulnerable people are protected.||98,107|
|Drug and Alcohol Action Teams (KCC and Medway Council)||To fund drug and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation programmes that address the root causes of crime and anti-social behaviour.||360,491|
|National Crimestoppers||To support the national Crimestoppers' 24/7 contact centre.||41,987|
|Local Crimestoppers||To provide support to Kent Police in gathering information on crime.||14,699|
|Safer Kent||To support local activities and initiatives that contribute towards the priorities and objectives set within the PCC's Safer in Kent Plan.||20,000|
|Domestic Abuse Services||To support delivery of an integrated domestic abuse model which brings together providers of support services.||50,000|
|Kent Criminal Justice Board||To support the activities of the Kent Criminal Justice Programme team and to help secure a more efficient and effective criminal justice system.||40,000|
|Domestic Homocide Reviews (KCC)||Contribution to partnership work aimed which investigates the circumstances around domestic homocides in Kent and Medway.||22,050|