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PCC's Grant Fund 2021/2022

Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, has today (Monday 5 October) launched her Grant Fund for 2021/22 and is inviting applications to help pay for projects in Offender management, support for drug and alcohol dependency and in Early Intervention programmes which will support the work of the Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit (VERU).

The PCC’s Grant Fund of approximately £170,000 is an opportunity designed to support innovative and collaborative working across Bedfordshire whilst leaving a sizeable amount for Commissioner Holloway’s successor to run their own funding process when they are elected into office in May 2021.

The 2021/22 Grant Fund will be open to applications for two months and will require applicants to focus on one of the following areas:

Area 1
The fund available for Offender management support for drug and alcohol dependency programmes is £50,000 (25k drugs, 25k alcohol).

The bids in total need to service the whole of Bedfordshire. If a bid is for one of the dependencies please alter the amount bid for as the OPCC will need to provide funding for both. These programmes will be directly linked to conditional cautions.

All applicants for this area need to be existing members of the procurement process for the Drug and Alcohol services to the Local Authority area they are bidding to. 

Area 2
The fund available to support the VERU with Early Intervention is £120,000.

Bids need to be no more than £15,000 so that eight programmes can be commissioned covering Bedfordshire.

All applicants are advised to contact the VERU who will provide a fact sheet to outline what the unit is currently doing and where bids would be most welcome. Please email veru@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk.

Please see below for a timeline for the Grant Fund application process:

Action Date
PCC’s 2021/22 Grant Fund is launched Monday 5 October 2020
Applications to be submitted by Friday 27 November 2020 at 4pm
Shortlisting process Friday 4 December 2020
Invitations for interviews to be sent by Sunday 6 December 2020
Interviews to take place between Monday 14 and Wednesday 16 December 2020
Informing applicants of decisions and documents sent for completion by Friday 18 December 2020
Partners signed and completed documents returned by Friday 29 January 2021
Projects to start Thursday 1 April 2021

The Commissioning Fund is now open and guidance and application forms can be found below. Applications close on Friday 27 November 2020 at 4pm. If you have any questions, please contact the OPCC on 01234 842064 or email PCC-Commissioning@Bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has extended contracts, for the financial year 2021-2022, in the below areas:

Domestic Abuse

Victim Services

Victims of Sexual Assault Offences

Child Sexual Exploitation

Youth Offending Services

Community Watches

Mental Health Service

Offender Management

Family Drug and Alcohol Court