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Commissioning and Grants

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 enables the Commissioner to award grants to organisations or groups that will support the achievement of community safety priorities in Durham and Darlington. 

The Police Crime and Victims’ Commissioner oversees funding contributions which support work with partner organisations that have a vital part to play in keeping County Durham and Darlington communities safe.

The Commissioner attaches conditions to the funding, which help him oversee how well the money is spent on behalf of local communities and to ensure that there is transparency and accountability. There is a system of regular reporting which provides information on progress and evidence of effectiveness.

In June 2018, a Commissioning Strategy was published to set out the intention of the OPCVC in the distribution of two million pounds of public monies within the Durham force area. A formal process to make spending decisions was agreed following the publication of the Commissioning Strategy. A Commissioning Board was established to enable the consideration of commissioning and grant making proposals for the financial year 2019/20. The Board is comprised of policy and commissioning leads from within the OPCVC and is chaired by the PCVC. The Board is ultimate decision forum for commissioning activities and grant making.

You can download the Commissioners Commissioning Strategy here. 

Decisions made by the Commisioning Board can be viewed here.  


 Organisation/Area  DescriptionAmount
 Durham Force Area    Community Safety Funding £115,000 
 Durham Force Area    Restorative Activities and Community Mediation £254,824
 Durham Force Area    Hate Crime Advocacy £30,000
 Durham Force Area  

 Contribution to ASB Officer Team (Commnity Safety and 

Crime Prevention Support)

 Durham Force Area    Preventing Youth Offending £429,300
 Durham Force Area    Check Point Project (Preventing Reoffending) £212,600 
 Durham Force Area    Community Peer Mentors (Community Safety) £151,540
 Durham Force Area    Anti-Racism Eduction in Schools £22,799
Total Expenditure     £1,341,352


Details of how the services the Commissioner has funded for victims of crime can be found here: 


For details on the Commissioners Community Safety Fund click here.



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