Full List of PCC Community Funding
Eid Fusion Festival 2018
Reason: The Friends of Ropner Park, with the support from Stockton Borough Council, provided an Eid Festival. It took place in Ropner Park, Stockton, on Sunday 1 July 2018.
The event has been running for five years. It aims to bring together people from communities in Parkfield, Oxbridge and further afield to celebrate with food, entertainment and, most of all, a mutual understanding of each other’s customs and traditions.
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) was present, distributing crime prevention advice and equipment.
Recipient: Friends of Ropner Park
2018/19 Allocation: £1,500
Stockton Refugee Week 2018
Reason: Teesside Uganda Community (TUC) is a non-profit organisation committed to supporting Ugandans in Cleveland.
Funding was requested to hold five events across Cleveland during Refugee Week. Events aimed to create better understanding between different communities, encourage successful integration, enable refugees to live in safety and help them make a valuable contribution to the wider community. Funding helped provide entertainment and food at events.
Recipient: Teesside Uganda Community
2018/19 Allocation: £2,400.00
Emergency packs for victims of trafficking
Reason: Soroptimist International works at global, national, regional and local community level. The organisation was founded to improve the lives of women and girls through education, empowerment and opportunities
The Soroptimist Club of Stockton on Tees has previously donated emergency packs to Cleveland Police to give to victims of trafficking. Cleveland Police wanted a further 30 packs, which include basic clothing, toiletries and £5 cash. The Soroptimists will also included 15 mobile phones.
Recipient: Soroptimist Teesside
2018/19 Allocation: £3,600.00
Thorntree Festival of Fun
Reason: Friends of Thorntree Park hold an annual community cohesion event in Thorntree Park for local residents. Organisers asked the PCC to help fund it. The event took place on Saturday 16 June. It included activities and games as well as local agencies offering advice and support on a number of subjects such as health, training and employment opportunities.
Recipient: Friends of Thorntree Park
2018/19 Allocation: £1,000.00
Reason: The RCVDA Awards is an annual event which acknowledges contribution volunteers make to Redcar & Cleveland.
The PCC was asked to sponsor the Community Champion Award. Sponsorship contributed to the cost of trophies, venue hire, catering, and publicity. In addition, the PCC was invited to attend the event and present the Community Champion Award.
Recipient: Redcar and Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency
2018/19 Allocation: £350.00
Replacement of Casualty Equipment
Reason: The Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team covers Cleveland and North Yorkshire. It 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.
Recipient: Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team
2018/19 Allocation: £1720.00
Reason: Middlesbrough Mela applied for funding to support the annual Mela on 11 and 12 August 2018 in Albert Park, Middlesbrough. This event attracts over 10,000 people and brings together local community groups from diverse backgrounds.
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.
Recipient: Middlesbrough Borough Council
2018/19 Allocation: £5,000.00
Community Cohesion Programme
Reason: 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.
Recipient: Media Cultured CiC
2018/19 Allocation: £10,000.00
Trans Awareness Sessions
Reason: Trans Aware is a charity, which provides training sessions and workshops to raise awareness and understanding of Transgender and Non-Binary people.
The charity requested funding to deliver 40 awareness sessions to young people aged 16-17. Young people were undertaking their National Citizen Service at the time of the workshops in August 2018.
Recipient: Trans Aware
2018/19 Allocation: £4,000.00
Light Up For Liam Campaign
Reason: RoadPeace North East aims to support road crash victims, their families, friends and communities. It does this through peer to peer support, support groups, provision of information and guidance and in the organisation of remembrance events.
Funding was requested for the Light Up for Liam campaign. Liam Hibbins was killed on the Coast Road, Redcar, in October 2017. A lack of lighting on the road appears to have contributed to his cause of death. RoadPeace bought 12,000 adult glow wrist bands and 4,000 youth glow wrist bands. The aim of the wristbands is to act as a warning to drivers of pedestrians and will therefore hopefully reduce pedestrian road traffic collisions on this road.
This project worked with the Redcar Beacons Street Angels and people involved in the night time economy. They handed out adult wristbands to people making their way home after a night out.
Many young people also use the Coast Road to make their way to and from school so youth bands were promoted and distributed in schools.
2018/19 Allocation: £2,290.00
Rifty Youth Project
Reason: The Rifty Youth Project requested funding to run a club for young people in Hartlepool during the summer term.
Session plans included 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 anti-social behaviour in communities
Recipient: Rifty Youth Project
2018/19 Allocation: £2,500.00
Reason: Happy Little Sunbeams is a nursery caring for children and based on Park Road North, Middlesbrough.
The nursery suffered numerous anti-social behaviour incidents with staff have witnessing crimes outside the building.
The nursery requested funding to install CCTV cameras around the premises. CCTV cameras also helped police when they were gathering evidence.
Recipient: Happy Little Sunbeams Nursery
2018/19 Allocation: £1,200.00
The Pals Community Garden
Reason: Element 1 CIC is a social enterprise based in Stockton on Tees. The group aims to improve the quality of life of people in Stockton-on-Tees. It aims to do this through community activity based around culture, creativity and food. It wants to provide opportunities for people to engage, build confidence, learn new skills and increase their employability.
Element 1 produced a large scale arts installation on the 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. Ex-offenders referred to the programme by probation as well as volunteers from the local community worked together to transform the inside of the church and surrounding area.
Funding was requested to buy the materials and equipment needed for the garden.
Recipient: Element 1 CiC
2018/19 Allocation: £4,000.0
Easterside Partnership Summer Trip
Reason: Easterside Partnership aims to promote a safe community and bring residents together.
The Partnership requested funding towards a planned day trip to Flamingo Land for disadvantaged families from during school summer holidays.
The project supports the PCC’s commitment to investing in community groups to help them to build safer neighbourhoods.
Recipient: Easterside Partnership
2018/19 Allocation: £934.00
Hardwick Residents Association Summer Trip
Reason: Hardwick Residents Association meet regularly with the local community. They share information, discuss issues within the estate and to organise community events.
The Association requested funding from the PCC towards a planned day trip to Whitby for disadvantaged families during the 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
Recipient: Hardwick Residents Association
2018/19 Allocation: £750.00
Reason: Nunthorpe and Marton Knitters is a community group based in Middlesbrough, providing access to all. The group has been making ‘Trauma Toys.’ These soft toys 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 requested funding for materials to run a weekly pilot session for asylum seekers and refugees at St Andrews Church, 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.
Recipient: Nunthorpe and Marton Knitters
2018/19 Allocation: £200.00
Rural Watch signs
Reason: 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.
Recipient: Tees Valley Rural Community Council
2018/19 Allocation: £1,700.00
NEPACs Youth Project
Reason: 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.
2018/19 Allocation: £2,080.00
South Tees YOS
Reason: South Tees Youth Offending Service (YOS) works across both Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland with young people, aged 10 to 17. Those young people have been, or at risk of, becoming involved in crime.
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 its work, South Tees YOS requested funding for future reparation projects and to buy equipment such as gardening tools.
Recipient: South Tees Youth Offending Service – Middlesbrough Borough Council
2018/19 Allocation: £1,500.00
Belle Vue Pop up sport sessions
Reason: Belle Vue Community Sports and Youth Centre, Hartlepool, has been delivering free ‘pop-up’ sports sessions. These have taken place in targeted areas across Hartlepool to reduce anti-social behaviour and bring the community together.
The centre requested funding to buy new sports equipment in order for the sessions to continue.
In addition, funding was also requested for gardening equipment for the Sorted project. The project works with groups of eight young people, who are involved in anti-social behaviour and who have been referred to Belle Vue. The project covers issues such as community awareness, drugs and alcohol and social action work. Belle Vue wants to deliver a gardening project as part of the project’s social action work. It requires gardening equipment in order to do this.
Recipient: Belle Vue Community Sports and Youth Centre
2018/19 Allocation: £2,500.00
Saltburn Woodland Centre
Reason: Whippet Up CIC is a community interest company, bringing together four founder members and artists with a vast experience in community work, creativity and mental health.
Funding was requested to buy equipment and materials to run a weekly creative session at Saltburn Woodland Centre. Sessions supported people, who have been victims of crime. Whippet Up linked with the Victim Care and Advice Service (VCAS) and groups, who are likely to have been victims of hate crime, in order to access participants for the project.
Recipient: Whippet up CIC
2018/19 Allocation: £480.00
Kicks Programme 18/19
Reason: Middlesbrough Football Club (MFC) Foundation launched Kicks in 2006. Kicks is a national initiative, which is funded by the Premier League. It uses football and the brand of a professional football club to engage with eight to 18 -year-olds in deprived areas.
Many of the young people, who attend Kicks, are at risk of offending, or are already known offenders. Projects benefits include a reduction in youth crime and anti-social behaviour in targeted areas, and an increase in community cohesion.
Recipient: MFC Foundation
2018/19 Allocation: £24,000.00
Youth work at October half term
Reason: Hemlington Linx works across Middlesbrough delivering open access youth provisions for young people aged 10-19. Linx provides support on a wide range of topics such as employment, training and education, alcohol and drug misuse, finance and anti-social behaviour.
During October half term, Linx opened centres in Hemlington, Grove Hill and Newport to host workshops on anti-social behaviour and to let young people take part in Halloween-themed sgames and activities. Linx requested funding to buy equipment for the activities and for decorations to put up in the centres. Funding was also used to pay for 50 young people to go on a Halloween-themed trip toLight Water Valley. Activities aimed to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in communities.
Recipient: Hemlington Linx
2018/19 Allocation: £1,000
Reason: Redcar Beacons is a ‘Street Angels’ project and is part of the Christian Nightlife Initiative network. The Beacons is a local community group, which relies on volunteers. The project provides a caring presence in Redcar Town Centre on Friday and/or Saturday nights between 10pm and 3am, during the night time economy period when members of the public may become vulnerable and in need of help.
The group applied for funding from the Police Property Act Fund to buy 20 coats for volunteer to use and as a contribution towards the Angels’ administration costs, which include running a mobile phone.
Recipient: Footprints in the Community
2018/19 Allocation: £1,090
Make West View welcoming
Reason: West View Project (WVP) tries to improve the lives and lifestyle choices of disadvantaged children in Hartlepool. It offers a safe community space, holding youth clubs for up to five nights per week as well as running regular outdoor activities and summer play schemes. WVP also works with families to promote healthy living, emotional and mental resilience, developing the family bonds and strengthening the bonds between its members.
West View experienced a number of racially-aggravated incidents as well as anti-social behaviour problems just prior to the grant application The WVP worked closely with West View Primary School to deliver a programme focussing upon risky behaviours and the impact, which they have on people.
The WVP requested funding to expand its programme of sessions to 5-7 year olds, 8-11s and 12-19s. Group work was delivered over six weeks with 36 sessions taking place in total. Funding covered refreshments, volunteer expenses and resources.
Recipient: West View Project
2018/19 Allocation: £2,500
Sport and employability programme
Reason: Street League’s delivers a combined sports and employability programme, helping disadvantaged young people to achieve employment. They do this through a multi-sports and employability ‘Academy’ programme that helps young, unemployed people aged 16-24 progress into work, education or training.
Street League requested funding towards their Academy programme in Middlesbrough for two years (December 2018–December 2020) where they will engage with 176 unemployed young people aged 16-24. The aim was to progress 112 young people into an employment outcome. The programme will run from 10am-2pm, Tuesday to Friday at The Pallister Park Centre in Middlesbrough. A coach delivers the sport aspects of the Academy, a Progressions Coordinator delivers the employability curriculum and an Outreach and Aftercare Coordinator provides support to the young people and their employers when they have gone into employment.
The young people will take part in sport activities as well as undertaking employability support which will be provided, including, focusing on CV design, job searching and interview techniques with mock interviews with corporate supporters. Street League provide young people with appropriate sports kit/smart clothing and travel costs so that they can engage in all activities.
Recipient: Street League
2018/19 Allocation: £15,000
Walk the Line
Reason: Element 1 worked with the community at Holme House Prison to share offender stories. Their words were transformed into songs and used to educate young people in schools.
Funding was also secured from Children’s Services and Public Health to enable the project with a full band to tour 50% of Stockton’s secondary schools and colleges. An ex offender also attended every school to take part in a Q&A session.
Funding of £4,000 enabled the package to be delivered to every secondary school and college in Stockton on Tees.
Recipient: Element 1 CiC
2018/19 Allocation: £4,000
Scouts Annual Camp
Reason: Cleveland Scouts hold an annual camp for young people aged 6-25 years old. The Scout Council applied for funding to cover transport costs for this years camp at a campsite in Sheffield. This reduced the overall cost to the scouts. The camp accommodates over 400 young people in Cleveland.
Recipient: Cleveland Scouts Council
2018/19 Allocation: £1,500
Asylum Seeker and Refugee Diversity Event
Reason: The Hartlepool Asylum Seeker and Refugee Group aims to advance the education and improve the quality of life of asylum seekers and refugees, in Hartlepool. It aims to do this by providing legal and other advice, training, access to goods and services and recreational and leisure opportunities.
For the past six years, the group has planned and delivered a Diversity Celebration event at St Joseph’s Church Hall in Hartlepool. It would now like to hold another in 2019. The event’s itinerary always includes presentations on key topics such as hate crime and how to report, domestic violence and the prevent strategy. Organisations are invited to provide information ranging from Family Support Services, Housing, Fire Brigade to Crime Prevention.
The event provides a range of activities for children including arts and crafts, face painting and an entertainer. Lunch is provided by volunteer cooking food from their countries of origin. This creates a diverse menu from around the world.
This event is a celebration of the diverse cultures living in Hartlepool and helps to break down barriers and helps to build relationships between communities. The group have applied to the PCC for funding for a contribution towards the event for food and refreshment costs and entertainment.
Recipient: Hartlepool Asylum Seeker and Refugee Group
2018/19 Allocation: £500
Sowing the Seeds Project
Reason: EPIC Teesside is a social inclusion project, which aims to provide activities and services to vulnerable young people and families.
EPIC helped to re-open the community hub at Primrose Hill in Stockton just prior to the grant application. The hub had been closed for nearly 10 years. During the summer, EPIC ran a successful play scheme engaging 8-12 year olds in activities. Two young people from another estate supported delivery of activities. The young people were previously involved in anti-social behaviour but they have now been trained as peer mentors supporting their peers. As a result of the summer programme and feedback from the community, EPIC has launched a youth club for 8-14 year olds at the hub. It requested funding to buy arts and crafts materials and sports equipment for the youth clubs.
The youth club aims to provide positive social activities to divert young people away from anti-social behaviour and crime.
Recipient: EPIC Teesside
2018/19 Allocation: £700
Hartlepool Chinese New Year Celebration
Reason: Hartlepool Chinese Association applied for funding towards its annual Chinese New Year Celebration Event. The event, which has been running for over eight years, is a chance for the local community to celebrate and learn about the Chinese culture. The Association hosts regular singing, dancing and mandarin groups. People from these groups perform at the event for entertainment.
A key priority of the PCC is to promote community cohesion and this event shows how Hartlepool celebrates different cultures.
Recipient: Hartlepool Chinese Association
2018/19 Allocation: £500
Community Awareness Campaign
Reason: Hardwick in Partnership Ltd is a local community and voluntary organisation. It has been active on the Hardwick Estate in Stockton-on-Tees since 1993. The main aim of the organisation is to support local residents. The Partnership delivers an Employability Service and Job-Club, Youth Project, Digital and Online Vocational Training and Adult Joinery Workshops.
The Partnership plans to host a crime prevention event at the local community centre. The event was for residents to gather information on personal and home safety as well as to have their possessions security engraved. The funding was to buy bike locks, security marker pens and personal security items to give to residents at the event.
2018/19 Allocation: £500
East Cleveland Befrienders Group
Reason: The Mary Thompson Fund is working closely with East Cleveland Befrienders who provide monthly activities for the emerging refugee community within the boundaries of Redcar and Cleveland Borough.
The Group invites individuals and families who are seeking asylum or have gained asylum status to share an afternoon with people of the local area. The aim is to create a warm, friendly, safe environment. Funding has been requested for the continuation of a family film club.
Recipient: Mary Thompson Fund
2018/19 Allocation: £159.50
Festival of Remembrance
Reason: The Royal British Legion support serving and ex-serving personnel. They do this all year round by providing a range of services including advice and guidance, recovery and rehabilitation. Every year, The Royal British Legion lead the nation in commemorating and honouring those who have served and sacrificed. Funding was put towards a Festival of Remembrance in Stockton on 20 October 2018.
Recipient: The Royal British Legion
2018/19 Allocation: £800
PCC for Cleveland Barry Coppinger with the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team – just one of the good causes to benefit from community funding in 2018/19