The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 widened the responsibilities of the police oversight body, providing PCCs with the ability to make crime and disorder reduction grants and commission services. The OPCC has issued grants and contracts since April 2013.
In addition, from October 2014 PCCs have responsibility for commissioning support services for victims of crime under powers given to the Secretary of State by section 56 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 and powers under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 to allow PCCs to commission services.
The PCC set out her approach to commissioning in her 2015 Commissioning and Grants Strategy. Following the election, this is under review and will be updated in due course.
This section of the website provides information about the contracts and grants held by the PCC.
Information about the decisions taken to award funding can be found on the decisions page.
Commissioner's Community Action Fund
Find out more about grants of up to £5,000 tackling issues in your area relating to the PCC's priorities.
Local areas grants and commissioning
Find out more about how grants awarded by the PCC have been allocated across Avon and Somerset.
Other PCC supported services
Find out more about other services supported by the PCC by clicking here.
Find out more about the victim services commissioned by the PCC by clicking here.