The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent has agreed to provide grant funding (awarded by the Home Office to the Police and Crime Commissioner) to organisations working together with Gwent Police to deliver Serious Organised Crime Interventions during the 2018/19 financial year.
£85,000 of the Home Office grant will fund the gross costs of the SOC Community Co-ordinator and additional costs required to deliver the programme of work. In addition, £10,000 is set aside for the evaluation of the project.
The remaining Home Office grant allocation of £150,000 will be awarded to the four partnership organisations, in order that they can provide their services against the following criteria for the 2018/19 financial year:
- Prevention and Early Intervention.
- Community Resilience.
- Strategic Communication.
MutualGain - £71,250
Crimestoppers - £36,502.80
Barnardo’s working with Newport Live – £100,000
St Giles Trust - £60,543
The outstanding funding of £118,295.80 will be met from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Commissioning Fund.
The work of the above organisations will be monitored by the SOC Community Coordinator, who will report into the SOC Project Board every six weeks. Update reports will also be provided to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to ensure grant award outcomes are achieved.