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Community Safety Fund

In the current financial year (2020/21) the PCC has a community safety budget of £3.039 million, of which £2.735 million has been given in grants to county and unitary councils in the Thames Valley area, and £0.3 million has been retained by the Office of the PCC (OPCC) to fund force-wide initiatives.

 

2019/20

£

2020/21

£

Bracknell

136,091

136,091

Bucks CC

441,082

441,082

Milton Keynes

261,694

261,694

Oxon CC

693,923

693,923

Reading

457,814

457,814

Slough

335,938

335,938

West Berkshire

155,864

155,864

Windsor & Maidenhead

148,921

148,921

Wokingham

104,205

104,205

 

 

 

Retained by PCC

303,948

303,948

 

 

 

Total

3,039,479

3,039,479

 

The attached grant agreements show how each local authority will use their allocation to improve community safety: 

  • Bracknell
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Milton Keynes
  • Oxfordshire
  • Reading
  • Slough
  • West Berkshire
  • Windsor & Maidenhead
  • Wokingham 

2019/20

In 2019/20 the PCC had a community safety budget of £3.0 million, of which £2.7 million was given in grants to county and unitary councils in the Thames Valley area, and £0.3 million was retained by the Office of the PCC (OPCC) to fund force-wide initiatives. The local authorities used their grant allocations to deliver the following services: 

  • Youth offending including youth restorative justice, intervention work with young offenders and participation in youth crime prevention projects: £814,810
  • Substance misuse including Drug Alcohol Action Team services, substance misuse treatment provision, awareness raising and education: £571,758 
  • Domestic abuse (DA) including outreach support, Independent Domestic Violence Advocates, DA champions, awareness raising campaigns to improve reporting and access to support, and needs assessments: £485,646
  • Tackling re-offending through improvement of take up of accommodation, employment and education: £112,532
  • Earlier intervention and prevention with young people, including programmes in schools, targeted local youth work, safeguarding and diversionary activities: £296,022
  • Local Community Safety service provisions to maintain and improve local problem solving and multi-agency work around crime and anti-social behaviour reduction: £206,930
  • Programmes and events that take place with and in community settings to improve wellbeing and safety in local areas: £62,387
  • Tackling hidden harms including modern slavery, exploitation and vulnerable adults without support networks: £85,973
  • Specific anti-social behaviour targeted work: £80,503
  • Other crime prevention activities such as improved analysis of crime trends, training of professionals, drugs dogs, responses to specific rural crimes and burglaries: £40,204

 The £0.3 million retained by the OPCC has been used for: 

  • Grant funding for reducing re-offending projects: £49,755
  • Grant funding for youth, gangs and exploitation projects: £44,810
  • Grant funding for an elder abuse project: £30,012
  • Contribution to GPS tagging project: £25,000
  • Contribution to the Local Criminal Justice Board: £25,000
  • Contribution to Early Intervention Youth Fund projects: £83,732
  • Other expenditure includes contributions to Crimestoppers, the Modern Slavery helpline and Modus software