Police Community Fund 2024/25

: Cyfannol Women’s Aid
Amount awarded: £32,531
Locality: Pan Gwent
Purpose: Funding towards a Children and Young People’s Intake and Assessment Worker who will conduct a six-step referral pathway process as the first point of contact on supporting children and young people who have been victims of crime (domestic abuse and sexual violence).

Organisation: Senghenydd Youth Drop in Centre
Amount awarded: £39,929.76
Locality: Caerphilly
Purpose: Funding towards the drop in centre, where youth and community workers will offer outreach and youth centre based activities. Youth Workers will also work with NEETs (young people not in education, employment or training), during daytime hours and provide evening sessions to children and young people on subjects such as substance misuse and online safety, as well as raise awareness on issues such as grooming, trafficking, modern slavery and risk taking behaviour.

Organisation: Urban Circle
Amount awarded: £49,230
Locality: Blaenau Gwent
Purpose: Funding towards the provision of a youth worker based in Ebbw Vale for the Urban Circle Club which will provide youth club sessions and conduct person centred assessments with children and young people to identify areas that may lead them into a future of offending or anti-social behaviour. In liaison with partner agencies the project will provide opportunities for making better informed life choices and creating more positive relationships by working closely with various agencies including the Youth Offending Service, Gwent Police and Blaenau Gwent Youth Service. The project will also deliver community outreach as well as receive multi agency referrals.

Organisation: Brynmawr Interact
Amount awarded: £10,000
Locality: Blaenau Gwent
Purpose: Funding towards the provision of activities, life skills, workshops and leadership opportunities for children and young people living in an area of deprivation and as a means of ensuring there are diversionary activities and opportunities in place to reduce the amount of children and young people at risk of entering the criminal justice system.

Organisation: Media Academy Wales
Amount awarded: £42,945
Locality: Pan Gwent
Purpose: Funding towards the provision of a case manager to dismantle the violent narratives of misogyny and focus on the often termed ‘manosphere’. The initiative will broaden and raise awareness of these issues to safeguard and prevent the risk of radicalised extreme masculinity ideologies. The aim is to encourage and support children and young people to adopt pro-social values and attitudes irrespective of gender.

Organisation: Newport Mind
Amount awarded: £41,186.81
Locality: Newport
Purpose: Funding towards the provision of a project worker who will deliver one to one, trauma and restorative informed mental health support sessions to children and young people aged 11 to 25. Referrals received will need to meet one of three criteria: experienced trauma and/or multiple adverse childhood experiences; had a history of antisocial, aggressive or defiant behaviours; and/or has been involved in the Criminal Justice System process either as a victim or a perpetrator.

The following projects funded in 2022/2023 or 2023/2024 have, in principle, been awarded year two or three funding, where this was applied for in their original application, subject to satisfactory reporting:
Newport Yemeni Community Association: £39,390
County in the Community: £11,355.39
Empire Fighting Chance: £15,158.40
Community House: £49,886
Cwmbran Centre for Young People: £42,631.48
Ethnic Youth Support Team: £48,930.96