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Decision of the PCC - August 2018

On this page, any decisions made by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland will be published. The table below outlines each decision supported by the Decision Form used by the Commissioner to justify the decision.

Note: Where a link to the decision document is unavailable. this will be updated as soon as possible.

Decisions of the PCC - August 2018
 Decision Ref NoDecision Title Decision Summary  Date Authorised 
 2018-98818 Funding for Belle Vue Community Sports and Youth Centre

Belle Vue Community Sports and Youth Centre located in Hartlepool have been delivering free 'pop-up' sport sessions in targeted areas across Hartlepool to reduce antisocial behaviour and bring the community together.

The centre requested funding to purchase new sports equipment in order for the sessions to continue.

Funding has also been requested to purchase gardening equipment for the 'Sorted' project which the Belle Vue centre delivers. The programme takes groups of 8 young people that are involved in antisocial behaviour that have been referred to them. The programme covers topics such as community awareness, drugs and alcohol and social action work. Belle Vue would like to deliver a gardening project for the social action work and require gardening equipment in order to do this.

This initiative supports the PCCs objectives of Tackling Re-offending and Working Together to Make Cleveland Safer.

2018- 99127 Funding for Rural Watch signs

Tees Valley Rural Community Council (TVRCC) are a registered charity that helps and encourages rural communities to identify issues that need tackling and then supports communities in addressing them. TVRCC work closely with Cleveland Police and are supporters of the Tees Rural Crime Forum and Rural Watch.

TVRCC have requested funding to purchase 50 metal rural watch signs to place in communities to promote the work that TVRCC and Cleveland Police are doing to tackle rural crime, recruit members for Rural Watch and to also prevent crimes from occurring. Evidence has shown that the presence of similar signs has deterred individuals from offending and committing a crime. The signs will include logos from Cleveland Police, TVRCC and the PCC.

This support the PCCs objectives of Investing in our Police and Working Together to Make Cleveland Safer.

2018-99120 Funding for Media Cultured CIC 

Media Cultured CIC is a UK based social enterprise that designs and delivers 'identity and integration' workshops to enhance social cohesion and counter radicalisation and racism in the UK.

Media Cultured CIC received funding from the PCC last year to deliver 10 workshops. A further application has been made to introduce and distribute the Media Cultured CIC product into a total of 10 local schools, academies and colleges within the Cleveland area.

A number of schools and colleges have already shown an interest in taking up the initiative along with referrals from Cleveland Police. The schools will be invited to attend a one-off training day that will be delivered by Media Cultured CIC. Upon successful completion of the training; attendees will receive education materials along with lesson plans. 

The effect of this work will be to educate and support students and to help promote social cohesion by challenging racism, pathways to radicalisation and to promote the 'shared values' required to build strong and united communities.

This initiative supports the PCC’s objectives of Working Together to Make Cleveland Safer and Securing the Future of our Communities. 

2018-98659 Funding for MFC Foundation - Kicks Programme 2018/19

Middlesbrough Football Club (MFC) Foundation launched Kicks in 2006 which is a national initiative funded by the Premier League that uses football and the brand of a professional football club to engage 8 to 18 year olds in deprived areas. The PCC has previously awarded funding towards the programme.

MFC Foundation have requested funding to continue the delivery of the Kicks Programme in Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar and Cleveland.

Many of the young people who attend are at risk of offending, or are known offenders. The benefits of the deliverables hope to include a reduction in youth crime and antisocial behaviour in the targeted areas, and an increase in community cohesion.

The Kicks Programme supports the PCC's objectives of Tackling Re-offending, Working together to make Cleveland Safer and Securing the Future of our Communities.

2018-98660 Funding for NEPACS

NEPACS is a North East charity which has been supporting people affected by imprisonment for over 130 years. They aim to support a positive future for prisoners and their families in the North East of England by providing practical and emotional support.

HMP Holme House and NEPACS have worked together to create a 'youth zone' next to the visitors centre at the prison to offer support, guidance and age-appropriate activities for young people who are visiting their family members.

NEPACS are recruiting a Youth Worker to be based in the 'youth zone' and have purchased toys and craft materials.  Funding was requested from the PCC for volunteer expenses, who will be assisting with delivery of the youth project.

This initiative supports the PCC objective of Securing the Future of our Communities.

2018-98663 Funding for Rifty Youth Project 2018

The Rifty Youth Project has requested funding to run a summer club for young people in Hartlepool during the summer term.

Session plans include sport, healthy cooking, arts and crafts and days out around the local area and include a hot lunch.  The project aims to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour in communities and neighbourhoods.

The Rifty Youth Project are also hosting a summer BBQ to bring the local community together.

This initiative supports the PCC objective of Securing the Future of Our Communities.

2018-98664 Funding - Trans Aware

Trans Aware is a charity that operates in Cleveland providing training sessions and workshops to organisations, community and faith groups to raise awareness and understanding towards Transgender and Non-Binary people.

The charity have requested funding from the PCC to deliver 40 awareness sessions to young people aged 16-17 during their National Citizen Service in August 2018.

This project supports the PCCs objectives of Working Together to Make Cleveland Safer and Securing the Future of our Communities.

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