Details of one-off funds provided by the PCC and grant funding the PCC has successfully brought into Suffolk are provided below:
In response to COVID-19, the Government announced £76m of extra funding was available to support victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, vulnerable children and their families during the pandemic; £20m of this was allocated to Police and Crime Commissioners to support local services.
This funding is for the additional costs local domestic abuse and sexual violence services have incurred or will incur whilst adapting their services during the pandemic.
Local organisations applied through the PCCs Application Page and, of the funding available, Suffolk has secured over £200k.
Read the full press releases here:
Press Release – 1 June 2020
Press Release – 24 July 2020
PCC Decision 15 – 2020 – COVID-19 Extraordinary Funding for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Support Services in Suffolk (PDF, 225KB)
The following thirteen organisations were successful in securing funding:
In 2018, Suffolk successfully bid for a share of the Home Office’s £22m Early Intervention Youth Fund.
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in Suffolk worked with partners involved in tackling Urban Gangs and County Lines in Suffolk to apply for £56,997 to fund the Thinking Skills Programme. The programme was developed locally and delivered intensive small group and individual work with young people aged 10-18 involved in offending through violence or gangs, and known to Suffolk Youth Justice Service.
Read the full press release here
In 2017, supported with £100,000 worth of funding from Stay Safe Online Fund, Suffolk’s Stay Safe Online campaign was launched. Aimed at keeping our young people safe from digital threats, grants of up to £10,000 were applied for through the Stay Safe Online Fund by charities and community groups who work with young people in the county.
Thirteen organisations have successfully secured a share of the fund, a summary of grant recipients and projects can be found below.
In 2019, Suffolk successfully bid for £1,500 of grant funding through the Modern Slavery Police Transformation Fund with funding being matched by Suffolk Constabulary and Suffolk County Council.
Working with the national Modern Slavery Charity Unseen, six multi-agency workshops to raise awareness of Modern Slavery & Trafficking were delivered. By the end of the training participants are better able to identify the signs of Modern Slavery and have the confidence to deal with the situation effectively and support victims.
In 2019, the Youth Intervention Fund was launched with an initial match-fund pledge of £50,000 from the PCC’s commissioning budget.
With the support of Suffolk Community Foundation, a further £100,000 was raised from key private and business supporters in Suffolk meaning that the fund itself has been launched with a total of £150,000 of support on offer to local charities.
Due to the level of high quality and range of applications received, the PCC provided an additional contribution of £30,000 of funding to the Youth Intervention Fund which inspired a further £70,000 of philanthropic giving.
Applications for funding were made between £2,500 and £20,000 per application to organisations delivering services to support young people. This new funding will specifically support work with young people in Suffolk to address the challenges they face in today’s society – providing opportunities for positive activities, increasing life chances and reducing crime and disorder.
Read the full press release here.
Eighteen organisations received a share of the fund, a summary of grant recipients and projects can be found below: