Police Property Act Fund
In 2022-23, the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF) funded the following:
Cornerhouse Youth Project – £900
Funding paid for the Cornerhouse to set up an outdoor cinema with free snacks for young people in Arlington Park, Stockton, on 1 November 2022.
Community Ventures (Middlesbrough) Ltd – £1,563.26
The grant supported Halloween activities, a disco night and bowling event in autumn 2022.
Lockwood Parish Council – £510
Funding paid for a Halloween party at Lingdale Village Hall
Safer Communities – £5,000
Funding helped to scale up victim services for the most vulnerable groups in Cleveland during critical times in autumn 2022.
Community First Support Network – £557.55
The grant supported a Halloween event for children and young people
East Ravens Trust – £840
Funding supported two Community Halloween Events, which took place on Sunday and Monday 30 and 31 October
Rubies – £5,000
The grant supported trauma-informed support for at risk girls in the boroughs of Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland.
Breckon Hill Youthy – £13,526
Breckon Hill Community Enterprise provides educational, recreational and social opportunities for residents of Middlesbrough and surrounding neighbourhood areas.
In order to do this, funding will help to deliver targeted, engagement and diversionary activities to children and young people aged 14 to 20.
A Clean Slate Solutions – £19,250
Funding will be used to facilitate the delivery of tailored employability, and Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) workshops.
Sessions will be aimed at individuals, who have left the criminal justice system, and need support to find long-term employment opportunities.
Brake – £4,160
The grant paid for specialist road safety literature and case work support for victims of serious road traffic collisions and their families.
Wicketz – £10,000
Funding will allow the Lord’s Taverner’s Wicketz programme to deliver a community cricket programme in Hartlepool.
Curious Arts – £500
Curious Arts is a not-for-profit organisation. It champions, develops and delivers LGBTQIA+ arts, artists and events to audiences across the North East of England.
Funding was used to support a pop-up pride event on 24 September 2022. The event had a daytime programme with family-friendly activities, events, performances and stalls. It celebrates Tees Valley’s LGBTQIA+ community.
Community First Support Network – £4,357.92
Funding will support the Junior ASB Gardening Club for children aged seven to 11 living in Middlesbrough.
The project aims to use gardening as a tool to increase young people’s understanding of ASB and its impact on the local community. There will be a particular focus on graffiti, dog-fouling, noise nuisance, and littering/fly tipping.
Children will have the opportunity to take part in and learn various gardening and growing skills. In addition, they will design a leaflet and engage new children in the project.
There is a focus on encouraging positive environmental solutions, whch reduce ASB in Middlesbrough.
Soroptimist International Great Britain and Northern Ireland (SIGBI) Stockton on Tees- £3,755
This funding will be used for the provision of emergency supply bags for victims of human trafficking.
Bags will contain emergency provisions such as clothing, toiletries and other basic essential items for males, females, children and babies.
SIGBI regularly liaise with Cleveland Police. It offers charitable support to victims of trafficking identified through the course of police work.
North East Sex Workers Forum – £4,000
Funding will enable the organisation of a regional learning day for 100-plus regional professionals, and the development of a Cleveland specific Sex Workers strategy covering the four local authorities (Middlesbrough, Stockton on Tees, Hartlepool and Redcar & Cleveland).
The Moses Project – £10,000
This funding will be used to enable tailored mentoring via a Community Engagement Support Mentor to males from within the Stockton area who require supported rehabilitation.
River Safety Patrols – £1,850
Funding enabled summer safety patrols to take place. It also allowed the charity to buy CCTV equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE) and first aid materials.
East Ravens Trust – £6,447
Support for the Just for You – Just for Me initiative. Funding provided three months of activities for children, young people and families from Stockton Town Centre.
St Ann’s Partnership Ltd – £3,350
The grant helped to run activities and targeted support for residents in Portrack and Tilery
Lingdale Village Hall – £3,700
Lingdale Village Hall has been funded to provide weekly, organised sessions targeting those who are deprived or vulnerable and living in Lingdale.
Hartlepool Deaf Centre – £4,900
Funding will provide two events per month for people, aged 30-72, from the deaf/blind community.
Yarm Wellness – £2,625
Money provides a contribution towards the cost of running the centre
Tees Valley Womens Centre – £2,000
The grant will support classes and sessions aimed at women suffering need, hardship and distress in Tees Valley. Classes will run until summer 2023.
Community Safety Fund
In 2022-23, the Community Safety Initiatives Fund has funded the following projects:
Nite Light CIC – £2,480
The grant paid for night-time patrols to make sure some of the Tees Valley’s most vulnerable residents are safe on the streets at night.
Funding covers the cost of sending out a team on Mondays and Wednesday between 6pm and 8pm, The patrols run from the beginnning of November 2022 to the end of January 2023.
Aeronauts Trampoline Club – £4,040
Funding will pay for free and taster sessions in trampolining for young people, in Hartlepool, who may not be able to otherwise take part.
Liverton Mines Youth Project – £1,500
Funding allowed the project to extend the current youth provision in the Liverton Mines areas to four nights per week.
Linx Youth Project – £2,990
The grant supported the Linx Off the Streets project, which targets young people hanging around the streets of Middlesbrough.
Liverton Mines Youth and Family Project – £600
Funding paid for a number of activities around Halloween 2022 including a Pumpkin Party, which encouraged young people to see the positive side of the festival
Hope Church East Cleveland – £320
The grant covered the cost of a neon disco party for young people on Friday 29 October 2022.
Teesside Community Action Group – £900
Funding allowed the action group to host a Halloween party for vulnerable & disadvantaged families.
Hartlepool Wadokai – £500
As part of the Bright Sparks’ theme, the Wadokai hosted a combined karate competition, taster event and Halloween party
Friends of North Ormesby Hub – £565
The grant funded a community Halloween event, in Middlesbrough
The Ladies of Steel – £1,500
During half-term October 2022, the group organised a series of community events
Saltburn Athletic Football Club – £7,244
The grant was made to buy additional kit and equipment to support and enhance the overall service provided at Saltburn Athletic. The club targets youths aged between eight and 17-years-old.
Stockton All girls Rugby – £600
Funding was used to support a women’s and girls’ festival of rugby in September 2022. The event included junior girls’ teams aged 12-18 years from throughout the North East playing in a series of games promoting the game among women and girls.
Eid Fusion Festival 2022 – £500
Funding will be used to hire a Health bus to attend the 2022 Eid Fusion Festival in Ropner park (July 2022.) This is in line with this year’s festival theme of Health & Wellbeing.
Coastwatch Redcar – £1,980
The charity aids the protection and preservation of life at sea along the North Yorkshire coast between Hartlepool, the River Tees and Saltburn. Funding will be used to buy a new safety ladder.
Justice First – £1,500
This funding helped the delivery of a one-day, multi-cultural football tournament.
This gave local emergency service providers, and representatives from local Health Services, the opportunity to highlight their facilities.
At the same time, they interacted interacting with various refugee and asylum-seeking groups.
Liverton Mines Community Centre – £750
Grant to deliver weekly drop-in sessions between December and March 2023.
Teesside Community Action Group – £5,000
Funding to support the I See you project. The initiative provides basic home repairs, hygiene products and clothing for disabled adults, unpaid carers and children across Cleveland.
Saltburn Skatepark Project – £5,000
The grant provided a contribution towards the cost of additional features such as lighting and paths at Saltburn’s open air skatepark to open in summer 2023.
ASB Fund Grants through the Police Property Act Fund and Community Safety Fund
17th Teesside Boys’ Brigade Company, Middlesbrough – £1,000
Cash was used to raise the profile of the company with the aim of increasing attendance among the 11-plus age group.
The Moses Project, Stockton – £5,000
The charity works primarily with migrants and rough sleepers in Stockton. The cash will help to fund the Fresh Start project.
The project will help at least 20 men to come off the streets of central Stockton and into rehabilitation – and as a result cut drug-related crime in the area.
The Message Trust – £5,000
As a result of funding the charity visited visit four secondary schools in Stockton and Middlesbrough with the No More Knives tour.
The tour discussed the dangers of carrying a weapon with pupils aged 11 to 17. The school tour ended with a No More Knives Concert.
The Wharton Trust, Hartlepool– £5,000
As part of the Dyke House Community of Culture and Creativity 2022/23; the Wharton Trust is going to offer additional supported sessions.
There will be a specific focus on culture and creativity, with a view to engaging predominantly young people.
The focus will be on activities which turning behaviours, which could be perceived negatively, into something positive.
Hemlington Linx – £5,000
Funding will increase expert provision to young people over the next six months including centre-based activities for around 12 young men.
Community Ventures, Middesbrough – £5,000
Joint funding from the PCC and Cleveland Fire Brigade will deliver the ASB Youth Reporters Club for young people, aged 10 -16, in East Middlesbrough.
The project aims to increase young people’s understanding of ASB and its impact on their local community.
As a result, there will be a particular focus on environmental ASB such as graffiti, setting fire to rubbish, dog fouling, noise nuisance, and littering/fly tipping.
Youth reporters have the chance to take part in and learn various digital and media skills, including photography, filming, comic strip-making, podcasting, and interviewing.
The Corner House Youth Project in partnership with Barnardos, Cultivate Tees Valley and ‘Lads like Us – £4,839
Working in partnership with Barnardo’s, Cultivate Tees Valley and Manchester-founded project Lads Like Us. The Corner House Youth Project has designed a unique pilot.
It will engage participants in a personal and therapeutic journey to divert them away from ASB/serious violence and improve their life chances.
The project will work with six young men, who have previously high levels of involvement in ASB and are highly vulnerable to Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE.)
The positive interests and identified needs of each individual will drive the project.
Hartlepool Huskies – £5,000
Funding helped the basketball club to deliver summer projects across all 13 council wards, in Hartlepool at pop-up events and venues
Sessions aim to introduce young people, aged six to 16, to basketball – but there’s also a chance for the adults to get involved as their children battle to take home Hartlepool’s Ward Takeover Championship Cup.
The Shack, Stockton – £5,000
Based in Ragworth, the grant paid for a range of equipment including sports and games kit and gardening, decorating and cleaning equipment.
Equipment helped to support the Shack’s summer programme for young people and a range of community action including promoting the Community Grocery, carrying out a clean up in the surrounding area and working on a derelict allotment.