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Decisions of the PCC - May 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 - May 2019

Decision Reference Number Decision Title Decision Summary Date Authorised 
2019-147756 Funding - Redcar & Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency Awards 2019

The RCVDA Awards is an annual event which acknowledges the invaluable contribution volunteers make to the borough of Redcar & Cleveland. As part of the awards RCVDA highlight the significant impact made by individuals and groups to their communities.

The PCC has been asked to sponsor the Good Neighbour Award this year. This sponsorship contributes to the cost of trophies, venue, catering and publicity. In addition the PCC will be invited to attend the event and present the Good Neighbour Award.

The Awards support the PCC's objective of Securing the Future of our Communities.

2019-147755 Funding - International Football Tournament

Justice First is a charity which was formed in 2006 working with people in the Tees Valley who are seeking asylum. They hold an annual multi-cultural football tournament and have requested funding from the PCC to contribute towards the event.

This year’s tournament will take place on Saturday 15th June. The significant and underpinning aim of this event is to promote community cohesion, reduce fear of crime/fear of authorities and enhance social integration between various social and cultural groups living in Teesside. Organisations such as health services and the Police will be invited to attend and hold a stall. This will help refugees and people seeking asylum to better understand how to access these services and to encourage them to report crime.

The funding provided will pay for the pitch hire including referees for the day and catering costs for the 200 people who are expected to attend.

This tournament supports the PCC's objective of Securing the Future of our Communities.

2019-147758 Funding - Eid Fusion Festival 2019

 The Friends of Ropner Park in partnership with The Community Welfare Trust are staging their sixth Eid Fusion Festival on Sunday 16th June. The event aims to bring together people from the local communities of Parkfield and Oxbridge and also further afield to celebrate this festival with food, entertainment and most of all a mutual understanding of each other's customs and traditions.

The event will include entertainment for families and people of all ages, fairground rides, other attractions and traditional food. There will also be information stalls, the Office of the PCC will also be present distributing crime prevention advice and equipment.

The Eid Fusion Festival supports the PCC's objective of Securing the Future of our Communities.

2019-147760 Funding - Cleveland Police Cadet Programme

The Cleveland Volunteer Police Cadet programme is open to young people aged 13 to 17 years inclusive, with separate Cadets Units in each Local Policing Area, who meet on a weekly basis for two and a half hours.

The Programme has several key aims:
• To promote a practical understanding of policing amongst young people.
• To encourage a spirit of adventure and good citizenship.
• To support local policing priorities through volunteering.
• To inspire young people to participate positively in their communities.

In order to achieve these aims the Cleveland programme has a curriculum covering seven key areas of skills and development:
• Citizenship and Volunteering
• Life Skills
• Health and Fitness
• Outdoor Activities
• Purpose of the Police
• Crime Awareness
• Community Safety

The programme aims to build bridges within communities, working to reduce the risk of crime and encouraging progression towards responsible adulthood, by providing a range of transferable skills to young people.

The funding of £36,000 will cover the costs of a Cadet Co-ordinator at 15 hours per week, a Programme Support Worker at 15 hours per week, 2x Youth Workers at 7.5 hours per week and a Supervision/Safeguarding Lead at 2 hours per week (hours are subject to change but will not exceed the stated hours). An additional funding claim can be made up to the value of £2,000 during the term of the agreement to cover uniform costs.

The cadets also undertake a range of fundraising activities to supplement funding received through the PCC.

 A full options appraisal for future provision of the Cadet Programme will take place during 19/20 for the next financial year.

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