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All our live funding opportunities can now be found in one place. Simply click on the button below to view available funds and then apply online. You can also find out more about our funding streams below.

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Our Funding Streams

  • Victims

  • Community Safety

  • Reducing Reoffending

  • MoJ DA & SV Funding

  • In October 2014 Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) in England and Wales took responsibility for the commissioning of support services for victims and witnesses of crime. In Surrey, this funding allocated to two areas of delivery:

     

    1. Victim referral, assessment and local support service

     

    The Police & Crime Commissioners for Surrey, Sussex and Thames Valley have worked together to commission a single support service for all three police areas. Victims of crime are referred to this service to assess their needs and support them to cope and recover from their experiences.

     

    2. Specialist Support Services

     

    The Police and Crime Commissioner is also responsible for commissioning local specialist services that meet the specific needs of the people of Surrey, including Domestic Abuse Outreach, refuges and Independent Sexual and Domestic Violence Advisors. It is from this pot of money that local organisations can apply for funding.

     

    Please read the Victim Fund Criteria before applying for funding. Applications that do not meet the criteria for funding will not be successful.

  • The Community Safety Fund (CSF) gives the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) the ability to commission services that improve community safety in our neighbourhoods, tackle drug use and crime, and reduce re-offending. With this fund, the PCC is able to have greater control over how he uses his resources to fund projects across the county, allowing local people to help keep our neighbourhoods safe.

     

    Whilst some of this money goes towards in-house projects the PCC also allows organisations across the county to bid for funding to support local projects and initiatives.

     

    If you have a project that you think meets one of the PCC’s priorities, and you think it would benefit from support and funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, we’d like to hear from you.

     

    Please download and read the Community Safety Fund Criteria before applying for funding. Applications that do not meet the criteria for funding will not be successful.

  • Reoffending costs the UK taxpayer billions every year, damaging communities, creating victims and producing a significant drain on policing and a broad spectrum of other public services. Reducing reoffending is an important component within the Police and Crime Commissioners Police and Crime Plan.

     

    Whilst punishment is an important way of dealing with crime this alone is often not enough to prevent people from reoffending. This is particularly true for those who have multiple disadvantage such as a substance misuse, mental ill-health, homelessness or regular contact with the criminal justice system. Prison sentences are not succeeding in turning the majority of offenders away from further criminal behaviour. This is especially the case for those serving short sentences of 12 months or less where the reoffending rate is around 59%.

     

    If you have a project that you think meets one of the PCC’s priorities, and you think it would benefit from support and funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, we’d like to hear from you.

     

    Please read the Reducing Reoffending Fund Grant Criteria before applying for funding. Applications that do not meet the criteria for funding will not be successful.

  • Background

     

    For 2022/23, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed that PCCs will receive £27m ringfenced funding to recruit and retain 700 Independent Sexual Violence Advisors and Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (ISVAs/IDVAs) and £15.7m ringfenced funding for domestic abuse (DA) and sexual violence (SV) support services. On 25 March 2022, the MoJ confirmed this funding will be delivered over a multi-year basis until the end of 24/25.

     

    This funding will help deliver against Surrey’s Police and Crime Plan, specifically reducing violence against women and girls and protecting people from harm in Surrey.

     

     

    Our Approach

     

    In accordance with the guidance issued by the Ministry of Justice, the PCC will be responsible for coordinating applications to these funds. We are committed to running this process in a fair and transparent manner, as detailed below:

     

    Transparent: We will ensure that the availability of this funding opportunity is advertised widely and that details of successful bids are published online.

     

    Open to all: We will ensure that we encourage applications from all relevant support organisations, including small organisations that support victims with protected characteristics.

     

    Collaboration with local authorties: We will engage with a wide range of stakeholders, including both local authorities and police teams.

     

     

    Timescales

     

    The PCC is required to collect and comment on all bids received, before sending details – along with a local needs assessment – to the Ministry of Justice no later than 6 May 2022. In order to meet this target, we are requesting that all applications for funding be received by the OPCC no later than 12pm on 3 May 2022.

     

     

    How to Apply

     

    Local organisations can apply online using our dedicated application forms. Please click on the “View Live Funding Opportunities” button at the top of this page, to see details of all available funds.

     

    There are two forms – one for applications for DV & SV Support services and another for IDVA & ISVA posts. Please ensure you use the correct form or we may be unable to progress your application.

     

     

    Eligibility Criteria

     

    The Ministry of Justice has issued PCCs with guidance on the required process. The eligibility criteria for both funds can be found on our Live Funding Opportunities page by clicking More Info for the relevant fund. Alternatively, you can read the original documentation issued to PCCs, which is attached below.

     

     

    Documentation

     

    MoJ Guidance for PCCs

    Clarifications Log (updated 12 April)

     

    Contact

     

    If you have any queries please contact Damian Markland, Policy & Commissioning Lead for Victims: damian.markland@surrey.police.uk