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Commissioning of Services & Applying for PCC Funding



This page sets out how the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) will undertake Commissioning to deliver the aims and objectives of its Commissioning Strategy to ultimately deliver the priorities set out in the Police & Crime Plan.

It provides information and guidance of how commissioning will be undertaken across all PCC's activities.

By establishing a Commissioning Framework and Commissioning Strategy, it will ensure that the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner will review each service provider to ensure that we know what is the best option.


Overview of Commissioning

The OPCC defines commissioning as: "the identification and assessment of need and the developing of policy direction or selection of the most appropriate delivery mechanism by which to satisfy need in a cost effective way."

The Police and Crime Commissioner has a variety of funding streams available for commissioning and grant giving. Whilst the Police and Crime Commissioner has no separate or ring fenced grant for community safety work, the Commissioner intends to allocate a small portion of the main police grant for community safety grants and/or commissioning.


Commissioning Strategy

The Commissioning Strategy is in the final stages of development prior to publication. This document will be available to download soon from this location.


Victim Referral Service

The Police and Crime Commissioners for Cleveland and Durham have made clear their commitment to put victims at the heart of criminal justice processes. They are committed in their shared vision for the future of ensuring that every victim of crime and anti-social behaviour benefits from the best possible service according to their needs . Click here for more information and supporting documentation.



Applying for PCC Funding 


The PCC has funds available to enable local people and organisations to access to one off and longer term grants that actively reduce crime and disorder and reduce the fear of crime.  These include:

Police Property Act
In accordance with the Police Property Act Regulations (1997) all awards from this fund must be for charitable purposes.
Click here for more information

PCC Community Safety Initiatives
In accordance with section 143 of the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, all awards from this fund must address one or more of: Crime and disorder reduction, including antisocial behaviour, in communities and neighbourhoods and/or reducing the misuse of drugs, alcohol and other substances and/or reducing reoffending Additional services that help victims, witnesses or other people affected by crime and antisocial behaviour.  That is, services that are not already being commissioned by the PCC.

Grants and Commissioning
In accordance with section 143 of the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and any funding conditions set by government, the PCC will commission services for all of the above purposes including but not limited to services that help victims and witnesses affected by crime and antisocial behaviour.

To make an application for funding, please download and complete the application form below. There is also a guidance document to assist with completion. Once completed, please email the application form to pcc@cleveland.pnn.police.uk

At each Funding Approval meeting allocations for applications will be decided upon. The monthly panel assesses whether the application meets the PCC's award criteria and the level of funding which can be provided. 



Progress Reports and Budget Reporting

If you have successfully applied and received funding from the Police & Crime Commissioner, you will be required to report progress on how the funding has been used. Please download and use the following documents to report progress:


If you are having any difficulty downloading documents or require assistance, please contact the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland on 01642 301632.


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