The Police and Crime Commissioner maintains a Community Safety Fund (CSF) to commission services that help tackle drugs and crime, reduce re-offending and improve community safety.
He allocates the majority of the CSF to upper tier Local Authorities across the force area. It is then the responsibility of each Local Authority to commission services and allocate funding according to its own priorities including to Drug and Alcohol Teams, Youth Offending Teams and Community Safety Partnerships.
In 2019/20 the Police and Crime Commissioner allocated over £2.7million directly to Local Authorities.
10% of the Community Safety Fund has been retained in order to facilitate local priorities and central commissioning of services, in line with the PCC’s strategic aims in his Police and Crime Plan
CSF Allocations 2019/20
- Bracknell - £136,091
- Bucks CC - £441,082
- Milton Keynes - £261,694
- Oxon CC - £693,923
- Reading - £457,814
- Slough - £335,938
- West Berkshire - £155,864
- Windsor & Maidenhead - £148,921
- Wokingham - £104,205
Retained by PCC - £303,948
Total - £3,039,480
The PCC formally approved the funding allocations on 8 January 2019.