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Decisions of the PCC - August 2019

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 2019

Decision Reference Number Decision Title Decision Summary Date Authorised 
2019-166173 Funding - Trans Aware NCS Programme 2019

Trans Aware is a charity that operates in Cleveland providing training sessions and workshops to organisation, 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 during July and August 2019.

2019-166174 Funding - Hartlepool Coastal Surveillance Station

 Hartlepool Coastal Surveillance Station has been operation since 1989. The aims and objectives of the charity are to provide assistance in the protection and preservation of life and property of people using the inshore waters, beaches, piers and coastal areas in and around Hartlepool bay.

Volunteers provide surveillance cover, 8 hours per day, 7 days a week and report any safety issues to the relevant emergency services including the Coastguard, Police, RNLI and UK Border Agency.

The Station applied for funding to help with their on-going running costs which includes Radar License and Sea Safety Fee.

2019-166176 Funding - Tall Ships Youth Trust

As the UK's oldest and largest sail training charity, the Tall Ships Youth Trust's (TSYT) mission is to enable young people aged 12-25 years to fulfil their life potential through experiences at sea and by breaking down the barrier they face in society.

TSYT have requested funding from the PCC to enable 10 young people from Cleveland who are young offenders or at risk of offending to take part in a TSYT voyage. The voyages bring together a complete cross-section of young people to work and live in an unique, physically and mentally challenging sea-going residential environment, which allows them to develop independent living skills along with work-based skills and community skills. The young people will live and work together as a small community as sea and will lead all activities on board.

2019-167552 Funding - Billingham Boxing Club

 Fighting Chance Billingham Boxing Club has been set up by a team of volunteers. The clubs aims are to deter young people from engaging in anti-social behaviour in and around Billingham. They provide a base for young people to get them off the streets to exercise, learn new skills and socialise.

The Club have recently moved into their own premises in Billingham town centre after previously renting space from other gyms. The Club have requested funding from the PCC to purchase equipment for the gym such as weights and floor matting.

2019-167577 Funding - Media Cultured

 Media Cultured CIC is a UK based social enterprise that designs and delivers 'Preventing Extremism and Promoting Unity' workshops with the aim of enhancing social cohesion and countering radicalisation and racism in the UK.

Through the project Media Cultured CIC will deliver workshops that can be delivered in both teaching and training environments to representatives from 8 organisations across Cleveland. Each session will be tailored to the needs of the organisation

2019-167563 Force Control Room Domestic Abuse Support Worker

 As part of the Domestic Abuse Whole System Approach (DAWSA) Project, a Force Control Room Domestic Abuse Worker was introduced in September 2018 to offer an enhanced and bespoke response to victims of Domestic Abuse to ensure they receive advice, support and referrals to support services in a timely manner

The DAWSA Evaluation is due to be published in July 2019, findings from this report will inform future commissioning priorities from April 2020 onwards. Between now and this time it is suggested that the Domestic Abuse Force Control Room Worker continues to ensure fully informed decision making.

2019-167230 Funding - Hartlepool Kicks

 Hartlepool United Community Sports Foundation is the charitable arm of Hartlepool United FC and exists both to promote the club in the community and to deliver positive activities to people of all ages and backgrounds.

The Hartlepool Kicks programme involves diversionary sports provision run in targeted areas of Hartlepool. The community based evening sessions will use a combination of sport and other activities and run as informal turn up and play sessions, in targeted areas as directed by Cleveland Police, with the aim of engaging young people not already taking part in more formal exercise or organisation sport.

The project uses the power of sport to engage with young people. The sports activity helps improve physical and mental wellbeing, together with improving self-confidence. The main aim of the project is to help reduce youth crime and antisocial behaviour by diverting young people into positive activities.

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