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PCC Initiative Allocation 2018/19

PCC Initiative Allocation 2018-19




2018/19 Allocation 

Eid Fusion Festival 2018

The Friends of Ropner Park with the support of Stockton Borough Council will provide an Eid Festival in Ropner Park in Stockton on Sunday 1st July 2018.  The event which has been running for five 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 other’s customs and traditions.

The Office of the PCC will also be present at the festival distributing crime prevention advice and   equipment.

Friends of Ropner Park


Stockton   Refugee Week 2018

Teesside Uganda Community are a non for profit organisation committed to support Ugandans in the Cleveland area.

Funding has been requested to hold 5 events across Cleveland during Refugee Week with the aim of creating better understanding between different communities and to encourage successful integration, enabling refugees to live in safety and continue making a valuable contribution. The funding includes entertainment and food for the events.

Teesside Uganda Community


Emergency   packs for victims of trafficking

 Soroptimist International, which has 75,000 members in 122 countries, works at global, national, regional and local community level. The organisation was founded in 1921 to improve the lives of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.

The Soroptimist Club of Stockton on Tees has previously donated emergency packs to Cleveland Police to hand out to victims of trafficking.  Cleveland Police seek another 30 of these packs which include basic clothing, toiletries and £5 cash. The Soroptimists will also include 15 mobile phones with the packs for officers to hand out.

Soroptimist Teesside


Thorntree   Festival of Fun

Friends of Thorntree Park holds an annual community cohesion event in Thorntree Park for local residents to attend and has asked the PCC to contribute to this years event. This will be held on Saturday 16th June and will include   activities and games, local agencies offering advice and support on a number of subjects such as health, training and employment opportunities.

Friends of Thorntree Park


Volunteer   Awards

The RCVDA Awards is an annual event which acknowledges the invaluable contribution volunteers make to the borough of Redcar & Cleveland.

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 and Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency


Replacement of Casualty Equipment

The Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team was established 52 years ago and is presently made up of 43 local volunteers. The team covers Cleveland and North Yorkshire and deals with a variety of situations from falls and trips to helping the police search for missing people.

The team have requested funding to purchase new casualty bags and group shelters as the current ones are now worn and less waterproof.

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team


Middlesbrough   Mela

Middlesbrough Mela have applied   for funding to support this years Mela which takes place on 11/12 August 2018 in Albert Park, Middlesbrough. This event attracts over 10,000 people and   brings together local community groups from diverse backgrounds.

It is a key priority of the PCC and Middlesbrough Borough Council 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 equipment and to raise initiatives such as Hate Crime reporting.

Middlesbrough Borough Council


Community   Cohesion Programme

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.

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.

Media Cultured CiC


Trans   Awareness Sessions

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.

Trans Aware


Light Up For Liam Campaign

RoadPeace North East aims to support road crash victims, and their family, friends and communities, through a combination of peer to peer support, support groups, provision of information and guidance and in the organisation of remembrance events.

Funding has been requested from the PCC for a campaign called "Light Up for Liam". Liam Hibbins was tragically killed on the Coast Road in Redcar in October 2017. His death appears contributed to by a lack of lighting on the road. RoadPeace are purchasing 12,000 adult glow wrist bands and 4,000 youth glow wrist bands with the aim that the wristbands will act as a warning to drivers as to pedestrian presence and will therefore hopefully reduce pedestrian road traffic collisions on this road.

This project will seek to work with the Redcar Beacons Street Angels and those involved in the night time economy to distribute the adult bands to revellers making their way home. Many young people also use the Coast Road to make their way to and from school, the youth bands will be   promoted and distributed in local schools.



Rifty Youth Project

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.

Rifty Youth Project


Nursery CCTV

Happy Little Sunbeams is a nursery that cares for children and is based on Park Road North in Middlesbrough.

The nursery have suffered from numerous anti-social behaviour incidents and staff have witnessed crimes occurring outside of the building which the Police are aware of.

The nursery have requested funding from the PCC to add CCTV cameras around the premises. The CCTV cameras will also benefit the Police with evidence gathering.

Happy Little Sunbeams Nursery


The Pals Community Garden

Element 1 CIC is a social enterprise based in and working for Stockton on Tees. The group aims to improve the quality of life of the people of Stockton-on-Tees through community activity based around culture, creativity and food, providing opportunities for people to engage, build their confidence, learn new skills and increase their employability.

Element 1 are producing a large scale arts installation in November in Trinity Church site, working with local community groups and students which is being led by inmates at Holme House Prison. Following the event, Element 1 and local residents would like to turn the disused Church into a community garden for a place to visit and the local community to hold small events.

The Church is in an area of high anti-social behaviour and ex-offenders referred via Probation as well as volunteers from the local community will work together to transform the inside of the Church and surrounding area.

Funding has been requested from the PCC to purchase the materials and equipment which are needed for the Pals Community Garden.

Element 1 CiC


Easterside Partnership Summer Trip

Easterside Partnership was set up in 1998 with the aim of promoting a safe community to live in and bringing residents together.

The Partnership have requested funding from the PCC to contribute to a planned day trip to Flamingo Land for disadvantaged families from the area over the school summer holidays. This supports the PCC's commitment to investing in local community groups to help them build safer neighbourhoods.

Easterside Partnership


Hardwick Residents Association Summer Trip

Hardwick Residents Association meet regularly with the local community to share information, discuss issues within the estate and to organise community events.

The Association have requested funding from the PCC to contribute to a planned day trip to Whitby for disadvantaged families from the area over the school summer holidays. The funding provided will cover the coach cost from Hardwick to Whitby return, refreshments and lunch for 33 people.

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

Hardwick Residents Association


Trauma Toys

Nunthorpe and Marton Knitters   are a community group based in Middlesbrough providing access to all. The group have recently been making 'Trauma Toys' which are soft teddies that are handed out to children who come into contact with Cleveland Police, Victim Care and Advice Service and Teesside Sexual Assault Referral Centre

The group have requested funding for materials to run a weekly pilot session for asylum seekers and refugees at St Andrews Church in Eston. The knitting group have recently met with a local group of refugees and asylum seekers who are keen to join the knitting group. The items purchased will include sewing and knitting materials.  

Nunthorpe and Marton Knitters


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.

Tees Valley Rural Community Council


NEPACs Youth Project

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.



South Tees YOS

South Tees Youth Offending Service (YOS) works across both Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland with young people 10-17 years of age who have been, or at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system.

The YOS undertake offence based   work, community reparation and prevention interventions in order to divert   young people from offending/re-offending. They have an ongoing programme of community reparation projects that allows the young people to pay back for their offending.

In order to continue this work South Tees YOS have requested funding for future reparation projects and to purchase equipment such as gardening tools.

South Tees Youth Offending Service - Middlesbrough Borough Council


Belle Vue Pop up sport sessions

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.

Belle Vue Community Sports and Youth Centre


Saltburn   Woodland Centre

Whippet Up CIC is a community interest company incorporated in February 2018. It brings together four founder members/artists with vast experience in community work, creativity and mental health. 
Funding has been requested to purchase equipment and materials to run a  weekly creative session at Saltburn Woodland Centre. The sessions will support people who have been a victim of crime linking in with Victim Care and Advice Service and groups who are likely to be victims of Hate Crime.

Whippet up CIC


Kicks   Programme 18/19

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.

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.

MFC Foundation






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