Commissioner’s Grants Scheme
The Commissioner’s Grants Scheme is an annual award which seeks to support initiatives that will reduce crime, support victims and make communities safer. Awards are made to applications which can demonstrate support for one or more of the ambitions of the Police and Crime Plan, namely:
- Fight crime and reduce reoffending
- Deliver visible and effective policing
- Keep people safe and reduce harm
- Strengthen communities
- Deliver better justice for all
Schemes both large and small are benefiting from this year’s round of funding, with all applications fully evaluated and scored against strict criteria to determine their eligibility and suitability. All grants are subject to the same terms and conditions.
2024/25 Grants Scheme
Two main funding streams feature in the grants awards for the 2024/25 financial year:
- Small Grants Scheme
- Road Safety Scheme
The Police and Crime Commissioner has funded schemes which support the overarching themes of prevention and diversion. A small number of discretionary grants have been given for initiatives with high local or social value.
Separate funding arrangements are in place for Community Safety Partnerships
2023/24 Grants Scheme
Two main funding streams feature in the grants awards in 2023/24:
- Small Grants Scheme and Community Safety Partnerships Priority Fund
- Road Safety Fund
The Police and Crime Commissioner has funded schemes which support the overarching themes of prevention and diversion.
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has also provided funding for a number of county-wide commissioned or co-commissioned services.
|Total value of commission
|Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) and IRIS service. IRIS encourages confidential domestic abuse disclosures to victims GP.
|£625,000 (PCC contribution)
|Mountain Healthcare (via NHS England)
|Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) Children and Young Person Service. PCC contribution towards commissioning of the paediatric service.
|£263,399 (PCC contribution)
|G4S (via NHS England)
|Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) Adult Service. PCC Contribution towards commissioning of the adult service.
|£122,000 (PCC contribution)
|General victim recovery services. To deliver support services for victims of crime by assisting victims of crime to recover through the provision of practical and emotional support.
|Specialist services for victims of sexual abuse and violence. To deliver support services for victims of sexual abuse and violence. Including Independent Sexual Violence Advisors/Therapeutic counselling and pre-trial therapy.
|Specialist support for child exploitation. To deliver direct interventions and training across the Commissioner’s and Warwickshire County Council priorities, including early identification/prevention, support for children, parents and carers.
|West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network
|Independent Modern Slavery Advocacy (IMSA) Service. To provide the right level of interventions and service for victims of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (MSHT), help raise the profile of MS/HT within the community, and amongst professionals of the support available. To deliver training to a range of professionals including educating individuals on the signs to look out for, and NRM procedures, ensuring better victim identification, support, along with more effective prosecution of offenders.
|Restorative Justice (RJ) service. To deliver a high quality RJ service that is accessible to every victim of crime in Warwickshire. The service will build awareness and understanding of RJ and its potential benefits within the community and amongst partner agencies and professionals.
|Change, Grow, Live
|Substance misuse support services (adults). Providing drug and alcohol interventions to those at higher risk within the Criminal Justice service.
|Substance misuse support services (children and young people). Providing drug and alcohol interventions to those at higher risk by raising young people’s awareness of the consequences of substance misuse and reducing the risk of them entering the Criminal Justice system.
|Independent Road Victim Advisor (IRVA) service, providing specialist support to anyone from Warwickshire bereaved or seriously injured in a road crash.
* Co-commissioned with Warwickshire County Council
PCCs are responsible for commissioning support services to help victims cope and recover from the impact of crime. Below are our needs assessments for various categories of service provision.
A victim needs assessment was carried out by TONIC on behalf of the PCC to inform future commissioning.
2018 Needs Assessment
This needs assessment contributes to the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for Warwickshire and is produced to inform commissioning for the re-tendering of the Substance misuse services. The needs assessment was produced by a group consisting of County Council public health specialists and commissioners as well as partners who have important roles to play in the identification and treatment of those in need.
Previous Grants and Commissioned Services
You can read about previous awards here