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Community Safety Fund

In the current financial year (2021/22) 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.

 

2020/21

£

2021/22

£

Bracknell

136,091

134,699

Bucks CC

441,082

436,567

Milton Keynes

261,694

259,015

Oxon CC

693,923

686,820

Reading

457,814

453,128

Slough

335,938

332,499

West Berkshire

155,864

154,268

Windsor & Maidenhead

148,921

147,397

Wokingham

104,205

103,128

 

 

 

Retained by PCC

303,948

331,948

 

 

 

Total

3,039,479

3,039,479

 

2020/21

In 2020/21 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, including specific work around black and minority ethnic young people: £833,779.
  • Substance misuse, including Drug Alcohol Action Team services, substance misuse treatment provision, awareness raising and education: £567,468.
  • Domestic abuse (DA), including outreach support, Independent Domestic Violence Advocates, DA champions, support for victims of sexual violence, and work to improve reporting and access to support: £499,810.
  • Earlier intervention and prevention for young people, including programmes in schools, targeted local youth work, and diversionary activities: £192,792.
  • Tackling adult re-offending through targeted support into housing and employment: £135,300.
  • Tackling anti-social behaviour through community mediation, increased enforcement options and equipment such as cameras: £119,853.
  • Local Community Safety service provisions to maintain and improve local problem solving and multi agency work around crime and disorder: £107,717.
  • Broader crime prevention activities such as improved analysis of crime trends, training, responses to specific rural crime, elder abuse, hate crime and burglaries: £104,951.
  •  Local community engagement, including supporting vulnerable people during Covid-19: £63,696.
  • Tackling hidden harms including modern slavery, exploitation and vulnerable adults without support networks: £43,690.

£0.3 million has been used to fund:

  • SOFEA (UK support organisation): providing local educational and mentoring support for young people not in education, enabling them to obtain qualifications and employment £45,000.
  • Milton Keynes Youth Offending Team - early intervention youth work, targeted at helping those with speech and language communication needs, to prevent exclusion from school: £35,000.
  • Funding a Domestic Violence perpetrator programme: £31,078.
  • Contribution to the Local Criminal Justice Board: £25,000.
  • Contribution to Early Intervention Youth Fund projects: improving wraparound support for at risk young people to prevent them from being exploited into offending and criminal behaviour £49,099.
  • Funding for the Family Drugs and Alcohol Courts project: £48,500.
  • Establishment of Community Speedwatch in TVP: £39,000.
  • Funding of the Taxi-licencing Single Point of Contact: £23,318.
  • A contribution to the cost of CrimeStoppers regional manager: £17,000.
  • Funding for specific TVP projects such as tactical bicycles for public order, and the fugitive intelligence platform: £13,289.
  • Other expenditure includes contributions to Modus software and the national police Chaplaincy service.

The following services were subsequently reimbursed by the Ministry of Justice through their Integrated Offender Management (IOM) grant:

  • A payment to Aspire to extend their Pathways to Employment project for ex-offenders: £89,800
  • Contribution to GPS tagging project: £25,000