PCC Julia Mulligan is responsible for a range of different funding that addresses the Police and Crime Plan priorities. Julia delegates elements of her role through a mix of commissioned services, non-commissioned services and partnership work.
In May 2013, Julia launched the Community Fund which is specifically for local organisations, groups or individuals who need money to help fund a new community safety project or scheme.
Funds are only available for new or innovative projects led by people based or operating solely or mainly within North Yorkshire and the City of York.
So far Julia has awarded more than £1.1m to support more than 140 local projects all of whom are helping to make their communities be and feel safer
Funds from £500 up to £20,000 can be awarded for specific projects that support communities within North Yorkshire to “Be Safe and Feel Safe”, including:
- Diversionary activities for children and young people
- Promoting safety and reducing the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour
- Support for victims
- Improving community cohesion
- Preventing crime and anti-social behaviour
- Supporting the purchase of specific pieces of equipment in key community locations
The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 introduced a responsibility for PCCs and responsible authorities in Community Safety Partnerships to act in co-operation with each other in exercising their respective functions.
In addition to working in partnership, Julia has also identified funding to support community safety issues, through a mix of commissioned and non-commissioned services.
In 2016/17, the funding is being utilised to support a number of key areas of work in partnership with the two Community Safety Partnerships.
The Ministry of Justice devolved funding for Victims Commissioning in 2013-14 to Police and Crime Commissioners. This included funding for Restorative Justice, Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse in 2014-15.
From April 2015, Police and Crime Commissioners have been responsible for commissioning the majority of support services for victims of crime and other commissioned support services.
The Commissioner devolves her responsibility for commissioning and managing these services to the Joint Corporate Commissioning and Partnership department.