The main sources of funding for policing in Cambridgeshire come from a government grant and the policing element of the council tax.
Details about the sources of funding and how the money is spent can be found in the Medium Term Financial Plan here.
Community Safety Funding – Police and Crime Reduction Grants
Police and Crime Commissioners have responsibility to make crime and disorder reduction grants under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011. The Act allows grants to be made that ‘will secure, or contribute to securing crime and disorder reduction in the force area’.
Details of Community Safety grants awarded by the Police and Crime Commissioner can be found here.
In 2014, Police and Crime Commissioners took over responsibility for commissioning local support services for victims of crime. The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) provides the Commissioner with a grant each year to enable services which best meet the needs of local victims of crime to be funded.
In Cambridgeshire, the Commissioner leads an integrated model of support for victims and witnesses which ensures victims receive the support they need to cope, recover, and, where possible, return to the life they had before the crime occurred.
Details of Victim’s support grants can be found here.
Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Fund
£40k will be made available from the Police Property Act monies to fund small projects (no more than £2k) to engage young people in positive community activities. The Commissioner’s Youth Fund is managed by Cambridgeshire Community Foundation and awards are prioritised in areas linked to high levels of youth offending and child deprivation. From 2017/18, £30k of the fund will be matched against a £30k national fund aimed at encouraging young people into volunteering. This will create a total fund of £70k.
Projects awarded funds from the Commissioner’s Youth Fund can be found here.