Decision details

PCC DN - Home Office Grant: Serious and Organised Crime Community Coordinator (Western Balkans)

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 provided funding to GMP via GMCA to undertake community-based work to prevent and safeguard against Western Balkan led criminality across Greater Manchester, implementing Prepare, Prevent and Protect objectives to tackle serious and organised crime. For 2023/24, this totals £130,000.

This project is part of two wider Home Office programmes – Serious and Organised Crime Community Coordinators, and the Western Balkans programme, which delivers both UK and origin country-based interventions to reduce offending, build community resilience and safeguard individuals and communities at risk of being drawn into or affected by serious and organised crime.

The total spend is split between three key budget lines, with the community coordinator staff allocating project spend to the most appropriate activity locally to meet the stated project objectives.


GMCA transfers to GMP £130,000 to deliver on 2023/24 requirements for the Home Office funded Western Balkans Serious and Organised Crime Community Coordinator programme in Greater Manchester. This is split as per the below:

Staff costs: £76,000 to pay for Community Coordinator costs.

Project costs: £44,000 to deliver projects to prevent and minimise the impact of western Balkan related criminality.

Evaluation costs: £10,000 to evaluate the project delivery over the year

Publication date: 08/07/2024

Date of decision: 28/05/2024