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PCC Initiative Allocation 2019/20

PCC Initiative Allocation 2019-20




2019/20 Allocation 

Eid Fusion Festival 2019

The Friends of Ropner Park in partnership with the Community Welfare Trust are staging their 6th Eid Fusion Festival on 16th June. The event aims to bring together people from local communities to celebrate the end of Eid.

The OPCC will be attending the festival to hand out free crime prevention equipment and advice.

Friends of Ropner Park 


RCVDA Volunteer Awards

 The RCVDA Awards is an annual event which acknowledges the invaluable contribution volunteers make to the borough of Redcar & Cleveland. The PCC is sponsoring the Good Neighbour Award this year. This sponsorship contributes to the cost od trophies, venue, catering and publicly.

Redcar and Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency


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.

Justice First


Middlesbrough Mela 2019

Middlesbrough Mela have applied for funding to supports this years Mela which takes place over 17/18 August 2019 in Albert Park, Middlesbrough. This event attracts over 10,000 people over the weekend and brings together local community groups from diverse backgrounds.

Middlesbrough Borough Council


South Bank Carnival

South Bank Events Group organise an annual summer Carnival with family activities, stalls and information standards. The Events Group subsidise th activities and refreshments at the Carnival with money raised through fundraising and small grants. The Carnival is an opportunity for the local community to come together at a low cost.  

South Bank Events Team


Stockton Refugee Week Celebration

The Teesside Uganda Community (TUC) is a non-political, non-religious and non-profit organisation. It aims to bring Ugandas living in the Teesside area together as a community and to provide a platform where they can promote social, cultural and economic activities by working together and making positive contributions to local communities.

During Refugee Week, people from around the world will be celebrating 'different pasts and a shared future' to create a better understanding between different communities and to encourage successful integration, enabling refugees to live in safety and continue making a valuable contribution. The TUC is hosting a number of events aimed at providing information which educates and raises awareness of refugee experiences and showcases the talent and expertise that refugees bring with them to the UK.

Stockton ARC


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 provisions run in targeted areas of Hartlepool. The community based evening sessions will use a combinations of sports in targeted areas with the aim of engaging young people to help reduce youth crime and antisocial behaviour.

Hartlepool United Community Sports Foundation


Trans Aware - NCS Programme 

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 2019.

Trans Aware 


Hartlepool 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.


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 include Radar License and Sea Safety Fee. 

Hartlepool Coastal Surveillance Station


Sailing Beyond Expectations 

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 barriers they face in society. TSYT operate nationally, providing voyages all year round, offering young people the chance to develop life skills, build self-esteem, embrace a healthier more active lifestyle and get involved in volunteering. Last year, TSYT gave over 1,200 youngsters a voyage experience many of them young offenders or not in employment, education or training.

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 a 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 working together as a small community at sea and will lead all activities on board.  Support is provided by highly professional crew and trained volunteers. 

Tall Ships Youth Trust 


Fighting Chance 

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.

Billingham Boxing Club 


Media Cultured CIC 

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 a 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.

The effect of this work will be to educate and support individuals 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 


One More Light 

Element 1 CIC is a social enterprise based in Stockton-on-Tees. The group aims to improve the quality of life of the people of Cleveland 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 recording and producing a CD of a special version of the song, One More Light. The band who originally performed the song wrote it in memory of a friend who passed away, it was then released again with more relevance when the co-writer and singer took his own life.

The Choir will be made up of residents of all backgrounds from Cleveland including prisoners, ex-service personnel and refugees.

Element 1 CiC


The Rifty Youth Project 

The Rifty Youth Project (RYP) in Hartlepool runs a free youth club for young people aged between 6-17 years providing a safe place for young people to play and socialise whilst aiming to tackle antisocial behaviour. The Project also runs a community facility 7 days a week working with local residents to provide advice and guidance and arranges community events to bring the local community together.

The RYP have requested funding to support youth club activities and community events particularly over October half term where there is a risk of higher antisocial behaviour. In previous years the youth club has attracted over 300 young people and the community events over 1,000 residents. 

Rifty Youth Project 


MFC Kicks 

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


Clean Slate Solutions 

Clean Slate Solutions are a non for profit organisation who is committed to reducing reoffending and making the community a safer place by placing people with criminal convictions into meaningful, sustainable employment.

Clean Slate Solutions


North East Sex Workers Forum 

The North East Sex Workers Forum (NESWF) is a multi-agency not-for-profit regional group that, through multi agency working, aims to engage and support people involved in or exploited through the sex industry across the North East (beneficiaries) and enable them to shape and contribute to service provision so that it responds to their needs.

The NESWF were seeking funding for 1 year for a part-time Coordinator.

A Way Out






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