Making Northamptonshire Safer Fund - Grants Awarded 2019-20

This fund, provided by the Northamptonshire Police Fire and Crime Commissioner, provides grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 for initiatives that support the aims of the Police and Crime Plan.

Project Name

Our Lives Matter

Area Covered

St James, Spencer,
Dallington and
Kingsheath
(Northampton)

Amount Granted

£10,000

Police and Crime Plan Outcome

Prevention and Early
Intervention

Reasons for believing the grant will contribute towards crime and disorder reduction

Helps to raise awareness and reduce crime in the areas of knife crime, acid attacks and
hate crime

 

 

Any conditions to grant?

SSD must link with CIRV to help provide advice
and education

Bid Outline –  To open the youth club for one additional night per week, during this night they would like to
focus on Knife crime, acid attacks, gangs and hate crime.

 

Project Name

16 plus care leavers project

Area Covered

Countywide

Amount Granted

£10,000

Police and Crime Plan Outcome

Prevention and Early
Intervention

Reasons for believing the grant will contribute towards crime and disorder reduction

The workshop content covers subjects related to crime and disorder, it also works with
young people who have engaged in crime or are at risk of doing so

Any conditions to grant?

N/A

Bid Outline – 4 x 8 week programme of workshops for care leavers looking at issues such as independent
living, mental health, crime, positive relationships and healthy living.

Project Name

NTFC Kicks

Area Covered

Wellingborough

Amount Granted

£9,960

Police and Crime Plan Outcome

Prevention and Early Intervention

Reasons for believing the grant will contribute towards crime and disorder reduction

Engaging young people who are involved in (or on the edge of) crime or anti-social behaviour, providing positive activities to divert them and workshops in school about knife crime and fearless.

Any conditions to grant?

Sessions must cover both Hemmingwell and Queensway

Bid Outline -offering football sessions as a diversionary activity in two areas of Wellingborough that are highlighted as need something for young people to do to divert from crime and anti-social behaviour.  The project is to run in the areas of Hemmingwell and Queensway.

Project Name

5 Day Opening

Area Covered

Wellingborough

Amount Granted

£10,000

Police and Crime Plan Outcome

Prevention and Early Intervention

Reasons for believing the grant will contribute towards crime and disorder reduction

Offering food and services to homeless people which has led to reductions in crime, such as shop lifting and anti-social behaviour.

Any conditions to grant?

N/A

Bid Outline – To allow for them to open on Fridays to support homeless and vulnerable people better.  Clients reporting its very hard to have a 3 day weekend without access to the support and services (food bank, sleeping bags, shower etc.) and current resource only allows them to open until Thursdays.

Project Name

Wellingborough Safe

Area Covered

Wellingborough

Amount Granted

£9,699.53

Police and Crime Plan Outcome

Victims at the Heart of Justice and Reduce Reoffending

Reasons for believing the grant will contribute towards crime and disorder reduction

Burglary and fraud prevention support for the vulnerable elderly community.

Any conditions to grant?

N/A

Bid Outline – Raising awareness of crime and fraud with the elderly in Wellingborough, where vulnerability has been detected.  Crime prevention advice to help prevent those identified from becoming victims of crime.

Project Name

Silent Tears

Area Covered

Kettering

Amount Granted

£10,000

Police and Crime Plan Outcome

Victims at the Heart of Justice and Reduce Reoffending

Reasons for believing the grant will contribute towards crime and disorder reduction

Silent tears helps reduce the cycle of domestic abuse and helps to improve any mental health issues that manifest due to their experiences.  This also links to our understanding of how children are affected by ACE’s in their lives.

Any conditions to grant?

N/A

Bid Outline – providing groupwork to children in families where domestic abuse is identified/disclosed, using various forms of art as a medium to engage and express themselves.

Project Name

Changing Lanes

Area Covered

Countywide

Amount Granted

£10,000

Police and Crime Plan Outcome

Victims at the Heart of Justice and Reduce Reoffending

Reasons for believing the grant will contribute towards crime and disorder reduction

preventative work to reduce the chance of people entering into crime and to reduce re-offending.

Any conditions to grant?

N/A

Bid Outline – To improve the physical and mental wellbeing of families affected by another person’s substance misuse to stop intergenerational substance misuse and to make the families affected feel safer in their own community and to avoid being pulled into criminality.  It will be delivered through 1:1 and group work sessions.

Project Name

Safer Nights Project

Area Covered

Corby

Amount Granted

£2,683.71

Police and Crime Plan Outcome

Prevention and Early Intervention

Reasons for believing the grant will contribute towards crime and disorder reduction

Impact on ASB, drug/alcohol related violence, harm to vulnerable people and criminal activity within premises.

Any conditions to grant?

1) For taxi tokens to be distributed by Pubwatch staff and an allocated amount per venue
2)  All taxi firms used in the scheme must have a DBS and safeguarding training.

Bid Outline – The project will develop and deliver a  range of partnership focused activities/resources  aiming to:
·       Reduce the risk of alcohol related harm to vulnerable individuals, and reduce levels of alcohol related violence and Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) experienced by the Night Time Economy (NTE) in the Corby Old Village area of the borough.
·       Provide licensed premises staff with resources to identify and effectively tackle  incidents of alcohol/drug related ASB and criminal activity within their premises.
·       Reduce the impact of alcohol related ASB/violence within the wider Corby Old Village community.


 

Project Name

Community Watch – Days of Action

Area Covered

Wellingborough

Amount Granted

£8,670.00

Police and Crime Plan Outcome

Robust Enforcement

Reasons for believing the grant will contribute towards crime and disorder reduction

Increases police accessibility and visibility, creates a hostile environment for criminals, tackling ASB and reduces the chance of burglary

Any conditions to grant?

N/A

Bid Outline – Deliver 6 Days of Action in priority wards of Hemmingwell, Queensway, Croyland, Swanspool, Victoria and Castlefieds/Ise wards. We also want to create 6 short films of each day to show community achievements and sustain action in these areas.

Project Name

Kidz Link

Area Covered

Northampton

Amount Granted

£6,448.00

Police and Crime Plan Outcome

Prevention and Early Intervention

Reasons for believing the grant will contribute towards crime and disorder reduction

Diversion from criminal activity and possible exploitation and gangs.  Building relationships with police, increasing reporting, engagement and understanding.

Any conditions to grant?

N/A

Bid Outline – We require funding for the growth and development of youth provision in St David’s ward.  The objective is to offer diversionary activities to young people from 5 to 18  to divert them away from possible exploitation into gangs and criminal activity, but to also raise self-esteem/confidence and increase feelings of empowerment, and  build community relations and increase public perception and confidence of policing.

Project Name

Kettering Street Pastors

Area Covered

Kettering

Amount Granted

£3,750

Police and Crime Plan Outcome

Victims at the Heart of Justice and Reduce Reoffending

Reasons for believing the grant will contribute towards crime and disorder reduction

Supports the Police managing vulnerable people in the night-time economy

Any conditions to grant?

Grant to be used for consumable items for vulnerable people and a contribution to the volunteer uniform to allow the volunteers to be identified.

Bid Outline -To provide volunteers with uniforms, consumables to give to vulnerable people such as flip flops, lollies etc.

Project Name

Safer at Home Northamptonshire

Area Covered

Countywide

Amount Granted

£9,750

Police and Crime Plan Outcome

Prevention and Early Intervention

Reasons for believing the grant will contribute towards crime and disorder reduction

Helping to prevent vulnerable people becoming victims of crime

Any conditions to grant?

N/A

Bid Outline -‘Safer at Home Northamptonshire’ will aim to help reduce the likelihood  of up to 200  vulnerable householders across Northamptonshire becoming victims of burglary or doorstep crime by arming them with crime prevention information and advice,  empowering them to take the steps necessary to reduce their chances of becoming a victim.

Project Name

Sweat & Respect Boxing Project

Area Covered

Eastern District, Northampton

Amount Granted

£10,000

Police and Crime Plan Outcome

Prevention and Early Intervention

Reasons for believing the grant will contribute towards crime and disorder reduction

Preventative work to reduce the chance of people entering into crime and to reduce re-offending.

Any conditions to grant?

No charge young people.  To ensure it’s a different client group to those that the Academy are sending to Proaction Martial Arts.

Bid outline – We propose to open a boxing club for young people in the Eastern District of Northampton. These are young people who are at risk of serious youth violence and gang crime. The club will run in conjunction with Northampton Academy in Weston Favell, during the “crime time” (3:30 to 5;00pm). The pilot will run one evening a week, with the aim of extending this to be a permanent, long-term fixture within the community.

Project Name

Prison Me! No Way! Crime & Safety Awareness Day

Area Covered

East Northants

Amount Granted

£960

Police and Crime Plan outcome

Prevention and Early Intervention

Reasons for believing the grant will contribute towards crime and disorder reduction

Raising awareness about the consequences of crime with young peole and trying to divert them

Any conditions to grant

N/A

Bid outline -Small Grants – Delivering the Prison Me! No Way! Programme to the year 10 students at Rushden Academy in January.

 

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