Decision details

PCC DN - Home Office Safer Streets Fund Round 5 – Bolton Council

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, GM Deputy Mayor, Treasurer GMCA

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Home Office require all Safer Street Fund bids and financials matters to be processed through the Deputy Mayor’s office.

The Bolton programme has seven key interventions that will target the following crimes in Bolton Town Centre:

Sexual offences, sexual assaults, improving feelings of safety from VAWG, public order offences, aggressive and abusive behaviour, violent crime, carrying weapons, robbery of personal property and theft.

The proposed interventions are
- Policing Intervention
- Street Based Youth Outreach Team
- Community Engagement and Reassurance
- Travel Ambassadors
- Night Time Welfare
- Training, Marketing and crime prevention strategy
- Enhanced Target hardening

Oversight of the programme is managed by an officer within the Community Safety Service at Bolton Council and the Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire Team at the GMCA.


The Deputy Mayor receives the Home Office Safer Streets Fund for the programme being led and delivered by Bolton Council across 2023/24 and 2024/25 financial years.

The total budget for this programme is £304,390
2023/24 = £129,802
2024/25 = £174,588

The three Greater Manchester Home Office Safer Streets Fund Round 5 hve a total combined budget of £847,969

2023/24 = £463,181
2024/25 = £384,788

A grant agreement is in place between the GMCA and the Home Office for the 2023/24 funding and we are awaiting the 2024/25 grant agreement to be provided.

Publication date: 09/05/2024

Date of decision: 26/03/2024