The Police and Crime Commissioners Early Intervention Fund
The Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is launching a new scheme in North Wales which is specifically aimed at supporting early intervention projects in the region which will add value to the ACE agenda.
The Commissioner recognises that the Police have a crucial role in the delivery of early intervention locally. They are uniquely placed to identify children, families or individuals needing support. Police work is changing and is increasingly less about traditional crime types, but about responding to wider issues of vulnerability for example, when children or young people go missing, are at risk of exploitation or abuse, have mental health issues or when there is suspected domestic violence in households where children are present.
In particular the Commissioner recognises that early intervention represents an intelligent approach to spending. It requires small investments to deal with root causes, rather than the much greater costs of dealing with the after effects. It allows us to act in a less intrusive, more cost effective way – through a parenting programme, for example costs relating to domestic abuse, substance misuse, children becoming looked after, children missing school and crime and anti- social behaviour were amongst the most significant costs.
The Commissioner is making £100,000 available each year for the next 3 years to be used to fund a variety of projects with the main focus being on early intervention in the communities of North Wales. The grant will have to focus on Anglesey/Gwynedd, Conwy/Denbighshire and Flintshire/Wrexham. We would be particularly interested in projects that demonstrate collaboration and innovation.
Eligibility and Funding Criteria
To be eligible for funding an applicant must complete an expression of interest. The EOI will then be assessed and the successful applicants will be invited to submit a Business Plan. All organisations will need to ensure they have a Welsh Language, Equal Opportunities and Social Value Policy in place and in particular how they will be integrating these areas into the delivery of the project. It is important to note that the funding criteria of 40% is being made available from the EIF Fund and applicants will have to provide match funding of 60%.
The grant cannot be used to fund an individual or organisations established to make profit.
05/02/2018 – Funding details to all providers
28/02/2018 – Closing date for EOI
02/03/2018 – Successful applicants notified to submit business plans
28/03/2018 – Closing date for business plans
27/04/2018 – Issue Contracts to successful providers
04/05/2018 – Closing date for signed contracts
Please see the forms below: