The Police and Crime Commissioner, Kim McGuinness, has secured funding to reduce anti-social behaviour in communities and on our public transport network across Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.

Informed by the data and insights from our ongoing work to improve safety and feelings of safety on public transport , we want part of this spend is to go towards detached youth work – providing flexible resources across the transport networks in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear; therefore, we have developed the following funding offer.

Outline of Work Required:

The project will fund detached youth work presence on the key public transport routes across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear at key times where people, including young people, report feeling unsafe and where youth crime and ASB has been identified of particular concern to the wider public.

The successful providers will engage with and advocate for young people to improve their feelings of safety, but also to provide brief interventions around appropriate behaviour and how behaviour can be perceived.  The provider will signpost young people to youth provision to enable more meaningful, trusted relationship building.

Timescales:

  • Expressions of interest, will need to be submitted by 5pm on Thursday 22nd February 2024.
  • Assessments will be made within the following 3 working days and successful applicants will be informed as soon as possible after this date.
  • Subject to agreement from the HO, we are aiming for all funded projects to begin w/c Monday 26th February 2024.

Providers:

  • The Police and Crime Commissioner would like to receive expressions of interest from experienced organisations/services whose core business is youth work.
  • We would like to receive submissions from organisations who are able to offer the flexibility to work and travel across Local Authority boundaries throughout Northumberland, Tyne and Wear where identified high harm routes require this.
  • We will consider submissions from smaller providers wishing to work collaboratively and from larger services wishing to work across a number of local authority areas.

Funding:

  • The Northumbria OPCC has up to £20,000 available for Northumberland, Tyne and Wear.

How to Respond:

If you have any problems downloading the form or have any questions about the fund please contact enquiries@northumbria-pcc.gov.uk quoting ‘Safer Transport Northumbria – Youth Provision’

Once completed, the EOI form should be submitted to enquiries@northumbria-pcc.gov.uk by the date outlined above.