The Commissioner's Fund:
The Commissioner’s Fund aims to fund crime reduction and community safety initiatives in Gloucestershire in line with the six priorities set out in the Police and Crime Plan to build a safer, healthier, more just and inclusive county to live, work and enjoy.
The following funds are included in the Commissioner’s Fund:
- Community Fund
- Priority Leads Fund
- Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Fund
- Late Night Levy (LNL) Fund
- Speed Enforcement Camera System (SPECS) Fund
The Community Fund is open for bidding once a year. c. £1m a year has been allocated across the four years of the PCC’s first term of office. Community groups and organisations (public sector and voluntary sector) in the county are invited to bid for a share of the money to develop crime reduction and community safety work that support the delivery of the six priorities set out in the Police and Crime Plan.
When open, the Community Fund is advertised on the OPCC website, local paper, through social media and other organisations (e.g. VCS Alliance, GRCC). All interested in applying are being asked to email Commissioners.Fund@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk to log their interest.
Priority leads fund:
This is a fund available through the priority leads across the four years of the PCC term of office. Each priority lead writes a delivery plan every year and within the plan there will be particular resources and projects which will be identified to support the Police and Crime plan.
The MoJ has allocated funding to commission victims’ services in Gloucestershire:
- Support for victims of crime
- Support services for victims of sexual violence
- Support services for victims of domestic violence
- Restorative Justice
- Building the capacity and capability of the VCSE sector
Late Night Levy (LNL) Fund:
This is a levy only in Cheltenham, where the trade who are open beyond midnight pay a fee to the LNL fund. It started in 2014 with funds being gathered throughout the financial year to fund night time economy initiatives in line with five outcomes agreed by Cheltenham Borough Council and Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner. Community groups, organisations and businesses in the county are invited to bid for a share of the money once a year, to reduce the demand on policing and management of the night time economy as part of a preventative approach within the Borough of Cheltenham. Click here to see how the LNL fund has been allocated.
The fund utilises financial penalties received from motorists who have exceeded the speed limit in roadwork schemes on the M5 motorway. This Fund is being used to finance road safety initiatives in Gloucestershire that support the Safe and Social Driving priority.