PCC’s Grant Fund 2022-23
The PCC is seeking to fund for 2022-2023 services and projects that can support the delivery of the areas listed below. Please note this list is not the extensive list of providers and funds for 2022-2023 but does show the areas that are available to bid into.
Please send completed application forms to the PCC-Commissioning@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk inbox and quote the bid application reference number within the email title line.
Please include your DSB certificate number when submitting your bid application.
Applications will close on Friday 15th October 2021 at 12pm midday.
Bids Timetable 2022-23
Bid opens 6ᵗʰ September 2021
Bid closes 15ᵗʰ October 2021
The bids will be reviewed both internally by the OPCC and then externally through the format of panels. Due diligence checks will then be made on winning bidders and bidders will be informed of the outcome by December 15th.
Bidders informed of decision by 15ᵗʰ December 2021
On December 16th bidders will be invited to an open session to hear the detail on how many bids were received and how the funding was allocated.
Delivery of the bids will be from April 2022
Plan for 2022-23
The PCC’s Grant Fund for 2022-23 runs from Monday 6th September and is the annual opportunity for support services to bid into. The fund is split into two key areas –
The Ministry of Justice Fund and Community Safety Fund and broken down as follows:
Ministry of Justice (MoJ)
- Domestic Violence – £497,000
- Counselling – £20,000
- Sexual Violence Support – £90,000
- Support for victims and witnesses in all other crime types other than Domestic Abuse – £270,000
Community Safety Fund (CSF)
- Mental Health – £70,000
- Volunteers – £11,000
- Adult Offender Management – £229,000
- Youth Offender Management – £120,000
- Domestic Abuse Offender Focus – £60,000
- Early Intervention – £139,000
- Police and Crime Plan Delivery – £128,000
The OPCC will be fully transparent with the process and all partners will have sight of each fund and be invited to an open session with the Chief Executive to conclude the biding allocation. Once allocated, we will monitor monthly, quarterly or annually dependent on the spend amount and all details are reported to the Police and Crime Panel which is a publicly recorded and available meeting.
Bid Application Forms
Domestic Abuse (Victim Focus)
Bespoke support for men that have experienced Domestic Abuse
Pan Bedfordshire face to face resource for men – £10,000
Pan Bedfordshire Support for those not able to access public funds
Practical support for those experiencing Domestic Abuse who are not able to access public funds – £10,000
Counselling for women that have experienced Domestic Abuse
To support women with face to face sessions, not a prescriptive amount of sessions per person to cope and recover after abuse. All of Bedfordshire to be considered under this fund. Smaller areas will be considered but the bid amount needs to reflect this – £30,000
Supportive programmes for women
Contribution towards supportive programmes that add wrap around care for women across Pan Bedfordshire. All of Bedfordshire to be considered under this fund. Smaller areas will be considered but the bid amount needs to reflect this – £50,000
Counselling (Non Domestic Abuse)
Counselling for young people that have experienced crime or witnessed crime
A Pan Bedfordshire resource to support young people recover from experiencing or witnessing crime – £20,000
Sexual Violence Support
Child Sexual Exploitation Focused Support
A Pan Bedfordshire resource to support young people recover from experiencing Child Sexual Exploitation – £20,000
Adult Sexual Exploitation
£15,000 towards support for those experiencing Sexual Exploitation in key areas of criminality in Bedfordshire
Adults that require counselling after sexual abuse or trauma
£20,000 to support adults that require support after sexual abuse or trauma
Domestic Abuse (Offender Focus)
A programme to rehabilitate those who have been charged with Domestic Abuse in a bid to reduce the risk of reoffending – £40,000
Bullying – leading to Violence
Anti-Bullying support worker assigned to every secondary school in Bedfordshire who will be a supportive mentor and intervene to support schools when bullying issues arise and support in avoiding them. These individuals will be trusted local people from organisations specialising in early intervention, and will be well versed in local safeguarding measures. We are allocating £100,000 for all of Bedfordshire. We are inviting bids to deliver parts of this fund and therefore each bid should not exceed £10,000 unless you are bidding a partner bid to cover the entire area – £100,000
Early intervention Programmes
To support healthy decision making across Pan Bedfordshire, £13,000 is assigned to each Local Authority area – £39,000 in total. We invite bids of no more than £13,000 assigned to each Local Authority area. For example, you may wish to bid for a Bedford Borough delivered activity that you would deliver that would cost under £13,000.
CSF13 – Luton
CSF14 – Bedford
CSF15 – Central Bedfordshire
Other Areas to support elements of the Police and Crime Plan
Supportive activities for young people
Summer of Fun activities in 2022 to engage young people in healthy and focused activities – £24,000. All of Bedfordshire to be considered under this fund. Smaller areas will be considered but the bid amount needs to reflect this.
The below press release details this years (2021) Summer of Fun activities.
For any further information, please email: