Community Grant Projects - 2019-20

Project Title

Organisation

Project Summary

 Amount Awarded

Main Theme

Victim Awareness Course

Victim Support

A rehabilitative course to reduce reoffending through victim empathy and improved thinking skills.  Designed for offenders who have committed low level volume crimes and have been diverted from court by the police.

 £       2,000.00

Supporting victims, witnesses and reducing re-offending

Making Good

Expia Limited

To develop the Farm shop within the grounds of the Governor’s Garden at Portland, where items made and grown within the prison industries will be sold and prisoners cleared for ROTL will be working with the staff as well.  An opportunity for the prisoners to further develop their skills and abilities.

 £       3,000.00

Supporting victims, witnesses and reducing re-offending

Jailhouse Café Portland

Expia Limited

To replace the flooring in the Jailhouse café at HMP The Verne, which will re-open with prisoners from HMP Portland/YOI working at the cafe.

 £       3,000.00

Supporting victims, witnesses and reducing re-offending

Life Space

Life Education Wessex

To purchase 'Life Space' to benefit the children of Dorset, enabling them to resist temptations of drugs and alcohol and potentially becoming vulnerable to drug related crime.

 £       2,906.00

Protecting people at risk of harm

Above and Beyond Trust

Above and Beyond Trust

To help ex-service men, who are disproportionately higher in the commitment of certain crimes, integrate back into civilian life. To provide vocational and academic qualifications and provide work placements and job opportunities.

 £       3,000.00

Protecting people at risk of harm

Alabare Christian Care

Alabare Christian Care and Support Dorset Homes for Veterans

To refurbish the garden at 4 Verne Road for use as a therapeutic space for veterans to relax and socialise in, to aid veteran rehabilitation and prevent them re-offending, especially those suffering with mental health issues such as PTSD. 

 £       3,000.00

Protecting people at risk of harm

The Veterans Hub

The Veterans Hub Weymouth & Portland CIC

To purchase some gym equipment as part of a large therapeutic area currently being developed to enhance the service already provided, to help vulnerable veterans who have the potential to fall into the criminal justice system and to have a positive effect on those with mental health issues.

 £       3,000.00

Protecting people at risk of harm

Sturminster Newton Community Interactive Day & Skate Jam,  (CID&Sk8Jam)

Sturminster Newton Youth Club

To build positive community cohesion and community spirit, enabling a greater understanding of youth culture and forge positive cultural relationships with the large eastern European community.

 £       2,850.00

Working with our communities

Choices for Humanity - Road Safety Campaign

Dorset Police

To encourage better driver decisions for the benefit of each other.

 £       2,500.00

Working with our communities

Sherborne Area Roadsafe

Sherborne Area Roadsafe

A community partnership between local parents, schools, police, businesses, the fire and rescue service and DCC Highways, to sponsor 10 safety signs to keep our children safe.

 £       3,000.00

Working with our communities

Hurting 2 Healing - Trauma Recovery Resources Programme

Hurting 2 Healing

To support vulnerable adults who suffer from the enduring consequences of childhood abuse.

 £       3,000.00

Supporting victims, witnesses and reducing re-offending

Buddies / Half Time Project

Faithworks Wessex

A stage in the Sleepsafe project, getting homeless people off the streets, to provide: emotional support (e.g. sharing birthday tea), advocacy support (attending key meeting with them to give them confidence), practical support (helping them get hold of items for new accommodation), or simply community support (walk with other buddy teams).

 £       3,000.00

Protecting people at risk of harm

Scam Awareness for the elderly

Prama Foundation

To buy 750 ScampaKs and distribute them to vulnerable elderly people with whom we work. Working with local PCSOs and asking them to talk about the work of Dorset Police and stress the importance of being aware of scams.

 £       3,000.00

Working with our communities

The Pavilion in the Park (PIP)

The Alcohol Eduction Trust

To provide a community space prioritising youth with space for after-school and holiday clubs, activities and youth club space. Supporting diversionary activity, for young people to take part in activities and giving them the feeling they belong in the community to reduce negative risk-taking.

 £       3,000.00

Protecting people at risk of harm

Skills Support for Young People in Dorset (NEETS)

Best Training

To support 15 - 24 year olds not in work, education or training to develop skills and progress on to a range of positive outcomes that include employment, education, apprenticeships and traineeships.

 £       3,000.00

Working with our communities

Escapeline

Escapeline

To provide educational and awareness workshops for children, parents and teachers: information and knowledge on county line gangs, how to deal with peer pressure, issues around drugs and offensive weapons, different stages of recruitment, identify safe places and trusted adults to talk to and much more.

 £       3,000.00

Protecting people at risk of harm

Safe Sleep 2019/20 (The Lantern Trust)

The Lantern Trust

To provide supervised night-shelter accommodation in Weymouth churches: sleeping quarters with camp beds, bedding, storage, toilet facilities, an evening meal, ongoing support and assistance.

 £       3,000.00

Protecting people at risk of harm

BCARS - Sleepsafe

Faithworks Wessex

To provide an evening meal and breakfast and sleeping for 12 homeless guests.  Also to provide space at each venue on Thursdays and Fridays for housing/health/etc. to help guests make progress to stable status off the street.

 £       3,000.00

Protecting people at risk of harm

Homelessness Action Collaborative  (BCP-HAC)

Homelessness Action Collaborative  (BCP-HAC)

Extension and greater reach of a smaller project, to continue to create a round table partnership to see an end to homelessness in BCP; get agreement to a single charter that everyone in the partnership will sign; roll out a single on-line place for information to help someone rough sleeping; develop and market a different way of giving money.

 £       3,000.00

Protecting people at risk of harm

Dealing With Conflict Course (CSW)

Community Speed Watch (CSW) – Dealing With Conflict Course

To deliver the Dealing with Conflict course to CSW teams to enable them to de-escalate any face to face confrontation with argumentative or aggressive members of the public (mainly drivers that have stopped to confront the team), without the need for direct police action, and stop members resigning if faced with face to face conflict.

 £          750.00

Working with our communities

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