The Home Offices has launched a second funding round to tackle Knife Crime. Community Groups in England and Wales can apply for grants of up to £30,000 to help steer young people away from gangs and violent crime. Larger amounts of funding are available for collaborative bids. The funding is being made available through the Home Office £1 million Anti-Knife Crime Community Fund and the closing date for applications is the 15th June 2018.
- Bids will be assessed on the extent to which they demonstrate:
- Delivery of outcomes to stop knife crime
- Proven track record of delivering local interventions
- Proven track record of ability to work with children and young people
- Proven track record of ability to work in partnership with other organisations and services
- Evidence of value for money
Previous projects supported include:
The Enthusiasm Trust, which received a grant of £20,000 to deliver a 13-week intensive preventative programme focusing on knife crime and youth violence, for young people aged 11-18 in Derby.
Wycombe Youth Action which received a grant of £19,998 to deliver a 12-month anti-knife crime programme with a range of targeted young people across High Wycombe.
Faiths Forum for London, which received a grant of £18,800 to deliver the Aspire to Change Project involving faith institutions in the London Borough of Brent in tackling gang membership, permanent exclusion from schools and re-offending behaviour.