Decision details

PCC DN - Grant Funding to Mother On A Mission to fund Youth Provision in Fallowfield

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Kelly Brown, the owner of Mother On A Mission, has been campaigning against violence since the death of her son Rhamero West in September 2021. Whilst Kelly has spent much of her energy raising funds for ‘bleed box’ kits, she now wishes to use her experiences to engage local young people in a preventative context. Kelly has reached out to the VRU for both financial and administrative support to enable her to establish a sustainable support offer in Fallowfield.

Proposed Interventions include:

• Twice weekly youth club including premises hire and hot food.
• Local educational trips for young people (Museums / libraries)
• Local outreach work
• School Holiday activity

Mother On A Mission has provided a fully costed 12-month plan for this funding.

Further activity surrounding the funding is outlined below:

• Manchester Community Central (MACC) will be providing Mother On A Mission with advice and support to enable them to establish to develop as an organisation.
• The GM ‘Parent & Carer’ team will be offering Mother On A Mission the opportunity to contribute to peer support design.
• The VRU will arrange transfer of VRU funds (2024/25) and assist Mother On A Mission with appropriate reporting. Mother On A Mission will submit quarterly returns to the VRU.
• The GMCA Research team have been tasked with working with Mother On A Mission to evaluate delivery arising from this grant funding.

Decision:

The programme director agrees a VRU budget allocation of £17,700 via grant funding to Mother On A Mission to deliver a 12-month programme of youth provision in the Fallowfield area.

Publication date: 08/07/2024

Date of decision: 21/06/2024