Decision details

PCC DN - Challenger Budget – GMFRS ‘Takeover’ Project – Transfer of funds to GMFRS

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

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Programme Challenger are currently developing phase 2 of the project which will be delivered during the upcoming six weeks holidays in collaboration with Complex Safeguarding Teams and wider GM partners. By transferring the funding to a pot within GMFRS, supporting staff will be able to ensure that the necessary payments are progressed which may include delivery providers, qualification costs, catering, and travel costs for the young people involved.


Programme Challenger would like to transfer £16,944.12 to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) for development of the GMFRS ‘Takeover’ project following a successful pilot during the recent County Lines Intensification Period (March 2024) whereby Programme Challenger collaborated with professionals from a number of partner agencies (including GMFRS, GMVRU, Catch 22, Early Break, Power 2, and Bury CST and Bury Youth Services) to co-develop and deliver an immersive learning experience utilising GMFRS’s fantastic Bury Fire Training centre to deliver fire safety messages, alongwith broader safety messages in an interactive way.

Phase 2 will include inviting more young people to take part in the project which will be delivered during the upcoming summer holidays in collaboration with GM Complex Safeguarding teams and wider GM partners. The project will be evaluated and reported on in September 2024.

Publication date: 08/07/2024

Date of decision: 04/07/2024