Previously funded projects

The Commissioner has previously funded a number of projects to help tackle crime and reoffending, which is a key priorities in his police and crime plan.

Each allocation of funding may include slightly different focus or requirements so please ensure you thoroughly read the application form and use the most up to date version.

The Well Communities

The ‘Well Connected’ project addresses the impact that substance misuse has on the likelihood and incidence of re-offending and supports those leaving the prison system in reintegrating into their communities through a structured programme that includes peer to peer support and a community focused approach.


Blackburn with Darwen Council

The SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor) programme, delivered by Blackburn with Darwen Council, works with volunteers whose alcohol misuse was a key element in their offending.

Alcohol monitoring through an ankle device is combined with a range of interventions that include outreach and support, working to help ensure those on the programme do not reoffend.

This is often requested in instances where individuals may want to evidence their abstinence in relation to ongoing legal cases, children’s services proceedings or following release after a prison sentence for incidents where alcohol consumption was a factor.

Community Solutions North West

The Transitions Solutions project, which works with at risk individuals, preventing crime and reoffending and reintegrating them back into their community.

Run by Community Solutions North West, the Commissioner granted £39,500 to support the fantastic work being done across East Lancashire through the project.

The majority of referrals into the program are self-referrals, with a number coming from public sector and third sector organisations.

Work includes various bespoke interventions including:

  • Family support
  • Community group provision
  • Street Fit
  • Street Soccer Academy
  • Grief and loss programme
  • Personal development programme
  • Employment support
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Training – vocational and therapeutic
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy and counselling
  • Signposting and referring onto other agencies for additional support
  • Food and clothing provision
  • One to one mentoring and befriending

This work has protected vulnerable people and worked closely with those who may have been at risk of reoffending.

AFC Fylde Community Trust

The Positive Pathways programme provided individuals with access to education, advice and support to encourage positive attitudes and change behaviour in the community.

The Commissioner awarded AFC Fylde Community Foundation, who run the programme, funding to support its work in preventing and reducing offending when the programme was originally established.

Supporting those who have previously committed offences and others who are at risk of offending, the programme is still delivering today, supporting people across the Fylde area.

Find out about more projects here.