The Police and Crime Commissioner awards funding to people or organisations in the county who contribute to the delivery of the objectives set out in the Police and Crime Plan 2021-24. Broadly this falls into two areas:
to contribute to the prevention and reduction of crime and disorder
to fulfil his responsibility to ensure the provision of support services for victims and witnesses of crime.
The approach in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is guided by a set of key principles, which are set out in the Commissioning and Grants Strategy (below). These are underpinned by the ‘Understand, Plan, Do, Review’ Commissioning Model. A regularly updated Victim and Offender Needs Assessment and various thematic needs assessments provide concrete evidence bases from which commissioning decisions are made. All services are subject to appropriate and proportionate outcome monitoring arrangements.
The funding from these services and initiatives comes from a variety of sources including:
central government – grants awarded based on population formula and successfully bid for additional funding;
local statutory agency partners as part of co-commissioning arrangements;
the Commissioner’s local funds; and
proceeds of crime.
An overview of all funding streams and the total awards made since the Commissioner was elected are available below. More detailed lists of the providers who received funding are available from the respective pages in this section.