Boys Clubhouse Barnet

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2586
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Over the past 2 years the Boys Clubhouse supporting teenagers in crisis in Barnet has been receiving financial help via the MPS Police Property Act fund but Barnet Police has informed them that they have not been allocated any funds for this year. Why is this, and will you indentify funds to help support this extremely important project?

Answer

Answer for Boys Clubhouse Barnet

Answer for Boys Clubhouse Barnet

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The process for allocating funds from the Police Property Act Fund is being improved, moving away from the previous policy of two-year funding limits for any recipient. Following the abolition of the MPA and the creation of MOPAC, I have been given far greater commissioning powers in areas of policing and crime. MOPAC is currently developing a comprehensive and transparent commissioning framework which will consolidate a number of separate funding streams, including the Police Property Act Fund. This will enable a new community safety fund to be established which will provide sustainable funding, allowing effective initiatives and projects to be commissioned for longer periods at a local level. Projects like the Boys Clubhouse in Barnet will need to engage with MOPAC once the new commissioning regime is in place.