Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) working with Community Safety or other local partnerships are eligible to apply to the Early Intervention Youth Fund for up to £700,000 across two financial years (up to £350,000 in each financial year) with consortia bids (that may attract increased funding) welcomed. The main aim of the fund is to reduce the levels of serious violence and crime.
PCCs must work with Community Safety Partnerships (or similar local partnerships) to submit a partnership bid and it is anticipated that the PCC will lead and oversee the bid. Multiple bids from one PCC working with different partnerships and also collaborative bids across more than one PCC area are also accepted.
Projects funded will be early intervention programmes for young people (under 18) or projects working with young adults (up to the age of 25) who have been identified by local partners as at risk of criminal involvement as victims and/or perpetrators through:
- Delivering services to support and prevent young people from getting involved in crime by supporting positive activities
- Delivering positive outcomes for young people, focused on addressing risk factors which are linked to serious violence
- Building on, and developing, understanding of what works in practice for tacking risks factors
- Driving improved local, multi-agency partnership working
The funding may be used for innovative and new approaches to be tested as well as adding value to existing initiatives or supporting initiatives that are already being developed.
The online questionnaire that forms part of the application closes on 14th September 2018.