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PCC Initiative Allocation 2017/18

PCC Initiative Allocation 2017/18
 PurposeReason Recipient 2017/18 Allocation 
Social Cohesion and Anti-Racism/ Radicalisation Workshop

Undertake social cohesion, anti-radicalisation/racism workshops with representatives from 10 schools across Cleveland enabling them to utilise the Media Cultured CIC educational package on this topic.

Media Cultured £15,000.00
North East Retail Crime
Partnership Contribution

Provide an information sharing and support network for the retail community and the police, operating across Cleveland.

North East Retail Crime
Shop-Watch Coordinator in
Stockton Town Centre

To develop and manage a Shopwatch scheme in Stockton Town Centre enabling information sharing between Cleveland Police and retailers.

North East Retail Crime
Nagar Kirtan 2017

The Sikh Temple Community Teesside are hosting the Sikh festival 'Nagar Kirtan' in Middlesbrough in Centre Square on 23 July 2017. The family fun day will commence with a procession from the Sikh Temple to Centre Square at 10.30am. The event in Centre Square will start at 12pm and there will be speeches by key
community leaders followed by a free lunch provided by the Sikh Community to
all those who attend. Other attractions in the Square include information
stalls about education, training and community safety and martial art displays.

The Sikh Temple requested £5,000 however, a £2,400 contribution towards the
event was agreed by the PCC for external traffic management, stage hire and
construction and a public announcement system.

Sikh Temple Community
Middlesbrough Mela 2017

Middlesbrough Mela have applied for funding to support the Mela which takes place on 15-16 July. This event attracts over 10,000 people and brings together local community groups from diverse backgrounds and postcodes. It is a key priority to promote community cohesion and a sense of belonging through the
participatory work and to sustain this through further recruitment for other
outdoor events in the town. The PCC will host a stall during the event to
provide crime prevention advice and free equipment and to raise the profile of
initiatives such as hate crime reporting.

Middlesbrough Mela £5,000.00
Redcar & Cleveland
Voluntary Development Agency

The Redcar & Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency (RCVDA) Volunteer Awards is an annual event which acknowledges the invaluable contribution their 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 community.

The PCC has been asked to sponsor the Community Champion 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 Community Champion Award.

Redcar & Cleveland
Voluntary Development Agency
International Football

This project seeks to deliver a one day, multi-cultural football tournament in May 2017. Justice First have applied for funding for catering and travel costs

Justice First £1,300.00
Chinese New Year

The celebration, which has been running for over seven years is a chance for the local community from diverse backgrounds to celebrate and learn more about the Chinese culture. The Association hosts regular singing, dancing and mandarin groups and individuals from these groups perform at the event as well as other entertainers.

Hartlepool Chinese
National Ugly Mugs
Contribution 2017/18

National Ugly Mugs (NUM) is a national organisation which provides greater access to justice and protection for sex workers who are often targeted by dangerous individuals but are frequently reluctant to report these incidents to the police.  These offenders are often serial sexual predators who pose a huge risk to the public as a whole.

In Cleveland, specialist service providers proactively raise awareness and promote the use of NUM and sex workers are encouraged to make use of the system should they be victim of any violent incidents. The sharing of this information is vital in terms of individual’s safety and the wider intelligence picture that can be generated.

National Ugly Mugs £5,000.00
Street Angels

The Cleveland Street Angels Coordinators Group is a collaboration of all 5 Street Angels projects operating in the Cleveland area (Boro Angels, Hartlepool Town Pastors, Guisborough Nightlight, Stockton Town Pastors, Redcar Beacons). Each of the projects are independent but affiliated to the national Christian Nightlife Initiatives (CNI) charity, and the group is administrated under its guidance.

The projects provide a caring presence in Town Centres on Friday &/or
Saturday nights during the 'night time economy' period when members of the
public may become vulnerable and in need of help. 

Christian Nightlife
RDA Unicorn Centre

The RDA Unicorn Centre is a purpose built riding for the disabled facility which offers riding therapy and learning and training opportunities for over 200 disabled adults and children from the Tees Valley area each week.

In the last year the Unicorn Centre have suffered numerous incidents from
horses being attacked and chased, intruders carrying knives and firearms to
drug taking. Volunteers at the Centre as well as disabled participants have
also been threatened which has caused great distress and concern for their
personal safety. The Centre have requested funding from the PCC to upgrade the
current CCTV system and add additional cameras.

RDA Unicorn Centre £5069.86
Trans Aware

Trans Aware is a charity that operates in Cleveland providing awareness 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 2017. Funding has also been requested for Trans Aware to deliver an extra 20 sessions for community groups and faith organisations.

Trans Aware £5,000.00
Donation to NEPACS

NEPACS has provided grants for individuals impacted by imprisonment for many decades.  Traditionally this was to fund training courses or tools for a trade and they continue to offer this kind of support. People coming out of prison are faced with an almost impossible challenge as they no longer have recourse to public funds for clothes or household goods to re-establish their lives on the outside. The £46 discharge grant has not increased in 20 years and so those coming out from prison are increasingly reliant on food banks, clothing banks and charity.  Without immediate support there is an increased likelihood of people offending again.

The Chief Executive of NEPACS is taking part in the Great North Swim and swimming 1 mile across Lake Windermere to raise money for prisoners to be given small grants when coming out of prison. The PCC has made a donation towards NEPACS.

 NEPACS £250.00
Eid Fusion Festival 2017  

The Community Welfare Trust and Friends of Ropner Park with the support of Stockton Borough Council will provide an Eid Festival in Ropner Park in Stockton on Sunday 2nd July 2017.  The event which has been running for four years 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 others customs and traditions.

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

Friends of Ropner Park £2,000.00

Emergency Services Fun Day

The Emergency Services Fun Day hosted by the Police, Fire and Ambulance Service is being held on the 16th July 2017 at Coulby Newham Police and Fire Station. The aim of the Fun Day is to bring communities together. Live entertainment, information stalls, a fire demonstration and even a Scenes of Crime Officer tent scene will be available at the event. The Office of the PCC will also be attending with a stall to give crime prevention advice and free equipment.

The PCC has been requested to contribute £220.00 towards the event. The event is sponsored by a number of organisations including the Parkway Centre and Tesco in Coulby Newham.

 N/A £220.00 
Hartlepool Kicks

Hartlepool United Community Sports Foundation have requested funding from the PCC to establish the Hartlepool FC Kicks Project. The funding provided will contribute to facility hire, qualified sports coaches and youth workers to deliver positive activities and leadership qualifications for 40 young people.

Further details are available on the Decision Record Form on the PCC website.

Hartlepool United Community
Sports Foundation
Hartlepool Diversity Day

For the last 4 years the Asylum Seeker and Refugee group have planned and delivered a Diversity Celebration event at St Joseph’s Church Hall in Hartlepool and would like to hold another in 2017. The itinerary of the day always includes presentations on key topics such as Hate Crime and How to Report, Domestic Violence and the Prevent Strategy. 

The event provides a range of activities for the children including arts and crafts, face painting and an entertainer to help bring the event to an end.  For the adults we have also held competitions including best cultural dress and most decorative cake.  Over the last couple of years we have also recognised our volunteers with an awards ceremony to acknowledge their help and support.

Hartlepool Asylum Seeker
and Refugee Group 
National Police Memorial Donation for a new memorial for the National Police Memorial. Police Arboretum Memorial
Beamish Trip for people
living with Dementia

The Redcar & ClevelandPolice Cadets have arranged a trip to Beamish for residents in care homes that are living with dementia. The Cadets requested funding from the PCC to pay for the coach hire and entry into Beamish.

Safe in Tees Valley Ltd £672.00
Crime Prevention

The Hartlepool Crime Prevention Panel applied for funding to the PCC to purchase crime prevention equipment (marker pens, cold caller stickers) and publicity material
(educational leaflets and a gazebo) for use at a variety of community events across Hartlepool. The leaflets will focus on handling cold callers, car crime and keeping your shed/garden safe. The pricing of the materials is broadly consistent with similar products the PCC has purchased.

Hartlepool Crime Prevention
The Rifty Youth Project

The Rifty Youth Project has requested funding to run a summer club for young people in Hartlepool during the summer term. The Rifty Youth Project would like to deliver four sessions per week over a four week period starting on the 7 August 2017.

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 £2,500.00
Summer Fun Club

Positive Parents are a voluntary group made up of local parents within Hartlepool that aim to engage with young people, parents and the wider community in Hartlepool. The Group recognised there was a need for young people to access activities at a reduced rate.

They have applied for funding for a contribution towards their Summer Fun Club. Their programme offers a diverse range of activities and family events over a four week period during the summer holidays to help divert youngsters away from antisocial behaviour. Last year, over 220 young people registered for the four week initiative with a footfall of over 2000 visitors.

Positive Parents Group £1,288.20
Redcar Amateur Boxing Club

Last year, the PCC supported the Club to take out mobile boxing rings to Redcar’s most hard to reach estates to engage young, disaffected people at risk of ASB. 6 rings were delivered, along with schools outreach, and over 500 young people took part.

There was a particularly good response from the young people in 2 of the 6 areas – Carlin How and Grangetown. RABC have requested funding from the PCC to develop RABC Satellite Clubs that would be linked to the Redcar site but crucially would provide access to the sport from East Cleveland and Grangetown where many low cost and appropriate sporting activities are simply not available.

Redcar Amateur Boxing Club £2,500.00

Normanby Allotment Association assists members in the pursuit of gardening as a recreation and promote health, education and community fellowship. This includes the prevention of crime and antisocial behaviour within the allotments. The Association has applied for funding to purchase 46 padlock alarms to provide extra security for allotment holders after a number of recent burglaries.

The Force's Crime Prevention Team have liaised with the Association and will deliver the alarmed padlocks and provide some guidance to the allotment holders.

Allotment Association

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, whilst also expanding the delivery of the Programme into 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.


Hartlepool Borough Council is running a diversionary bike repair project for young people called 'Biker Boyz'. The members of the project have either breached their antisocial behaviour (ASB) agreements or are involved in ASB.  The project aims to divert the young people from reoffending.  A Restorative Justice Coordinator will be working closely with the members and providing support where necessary.

The funding provided will be used to purchase the necessary tools and equipment needed to sustain the bike repair project and for an ASDAN accreditation for the young people involved.

Borough Council
Ready Communities

Recovery Connections is a peer led organisation based in Middlesbrough. They started out as Hope North East founded in 2008 by members of the local recovery community and rebranded in 2016.

They have developed an Ambassador Programme that provides training to individuals who are in abstinence based recovery. The Recovery Ambassadors provide visible recovery across Middlesbrough Recovering Together and act as the attraction for those people in active addiction.

Recovery Connections have requested funding for resources and material to promote their work through Recovery Events targeting the hardest to reach in the community.

Community Christmas Dinner

The Middlesbrough Police Cadets are attending a Christmas Dinner event organised for elderly residents in the Longlands and Beechwood wards. The cadets have attended the event previously with officers from Cleveland Police neighbourhood police teams to serve the meals and to talk to the residents which was highly valued .

The Cadets requested a small donation from the Police Property Act Fund so they could purchase small gifts for the residents to ensure everyone has a present to open on Christmas Day.  The gifts include novelty Christmas items and mugs and chocolates. The Cadets will also purchase cellophane paper, bows and ribbons to wrap the gifts up. All receipts from the purchase of the gifts will be forwarded to the PCC.  

in Tees Valley

Teesside & District Society for the Blind are a local independent charity based in Middlesbrough.  Their aims and objectives are to promote independence in the lives of blind and partially sighted people living in Middlesbrough, Redcar and Stockton-on-Tees.

As a follow up to recent Crime Prevention Awareness presentations to the members, it was identified by Cleveland Police's Crime Prevention Officer that members would benefit from audible alarms that can be positioned on doors or windows. The alarms are easy to fit with self-adhesive backs and will provide an additional security feature to ensure members feel safe inside their homes.

Teesside & District Society for the Blind have applied for funding for 120 members to receive two alarms each, the cost of this is £696.00

& District Society for the Blind
Christmas Party and Christmas at the Clarences

Billingham Community Newspaper is a voluntary run organisation that provides households and businesses within Billingham, Port Clarence, Wolviston and Wynyard with a community newspaper. 

They have requested funding for two Christmas Community Events they are hosting in December 2017.  The first event is Christmas in the Clarences which is aimed at young children and their families. The funding the PCC provides will pay for a disco and a chocolate selection box for each child. The second event is a Pensioners’ Party and funding will provide a three course meal for the pensioners, a small gift and decorations. Children from a local primary school will be involved in serving the food and chatting to the pensioners. Support has already been secured to provide a Christmas card and a chocolate selection box for every senior citizen that attends. The pensioners that attend may be lonely and isolated so this event gives them the chance so socialise with others.

Community Newspaper
Teens Community Weightlifting

Middlesbrough Weightlifting Club was established in 2016 and has been recognised as a Centre for Youth Development in the North East by British Weightlifting.

The Club is delivering a targeted project for young people in the areas of Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland. The project will run for 48 weeks and groups will be capped at 15 individuals at a time. Mindfulness training will be integrated into the weightlifting which will be aimed at improving views on life and respect for self as well as others.

In order for the project to commence the club has requested funding for £2,355 to purchase lightweight equipment suitable for the young people that will be attending. An additional request of £2,559 was made in order for the club to purchase specialist equipment to hold British weightlifting accredited team competitions. A decision was made to fund £2,355 only for the lightweight equipment in order to start the project. 

Weightlifting Club
Coastal Surveillance Station

Hartlepool Coastal Surveillance Station has been operational 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.

The Station applied for funding to help with their on-going running costs which include Radar License and Sea Safety Fee. The Station have also been successful with gaining funding from other partners in Cleveland.

Coastal Surveillance Station
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