The PCC funding meeting considered four applications which were not supported following the funding approvals meeting on 10 August 2016.
The first application was a request for funding to buy IT equipment. This was declined because there were insufficient direct outcomes relating to any of the PCC priorities.
The second application was funding to employ an LGBT Hate Crime worker to develop a dedicated LGBT hate crime service within Teesside. This was not supported as it was agreed that the PCC should not be responsible for funding towards this post.
The third project was a request for funding from a Secondary School towards activities for young people and their families during the school holidays and evenings.
This was declined as the PCC funding would have only been used to fund activities and days out and therefore didn’t directly link in to any of the five PCC priorities.
The fourth application was from a national charity that provides support to young victims and families of crime.
Funding was requested to deliver therapy sessions and direct emotional and practical support. This was not supported as the PCC’s new Victim Services Referral Service recently launched. Also, the Office of the PCC are currently working closely with the service provider to identify any gaps in service and to identify areas of development, therefore at this stage it was felt the PCC could not support the application.