Decision details

PCC DN - Home Office Safer Streets Fund Round 5 – Transport for Greater Manchester

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 Mayors office.

The three Greater Manchester Home Office Safer Streets Fund Round 5 have 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 signed 2024/25 grant agreement to be provided.

The GMCA led programme has three primary interventions that will target the following crimes:

- Neighbourhood crimes of Robbery, Theft from a Person, Vehicle Crime,
- Anti-social Behaviour including drunk and disorderly behaviour, public transport vandalism, drug and substance misuse, intimidating behaviour
- Violence Against Women and Girls including sexual assault, indecent assault, street harassment, drink spiking

The proposed interventions are
- Delivery of Op Safer Streets by Greater Manchester Police in Manchester City Centre.
- TfGM Drone to support operations to reduce ASB and VAWG incidents on the nighttime transport network.
- TfGM and Foundation 92 led hub to be deployed across the Transport network to address incidents of ASB.

The deployment of a drone will act as both as a deterrent to ASB but also provide safety and monitoring enhancing capabilities when required by TfGM control room operators. Drones offer a versatile and efficient means of monitoring, inspecting and responding to various safety issues on the transport network.

Oversight of the programme is provided by Oliver Collins in 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 the GMCA across 2023/24 and 2024/25 financial years.

The total budget for this programme is £175,000
2023/24 = £175,000
2024/25 = £0

Transport for Greater Manchester are to be provided with £25,000 of this funding for the procurement of a drone and associated training to TfGM to deploy the drone.

Publication date: 09/05/2024

Date of decision: 04/04/2024