Part of the UK Governments Troubled Families Programme, the Supporting Families Against Youth Crime Fund supports the early intervention and prevention theme of the government’s Serious Violence Strategy. The strategic aims of the Fund are to:
- Provide additional capacity to local authorities where gang and youth crime is an issue, to help them respond to their local needs;
- Test and learn from interventions and place-based initiatives;
- Drive improved local, multi-agency partnership working with the VCS.
This funding is available over the financial years 2018/19 and 2019/20.
All upper tier local authorities in England who are part of the Troubled Families Programme are eligible to apply. A total of £5 million is available. Bids from single authorities should not exceed a maximum amount of £500,000. Joint bids by two or more local authorities will also be considered.
There is no maximum bid amount for joint bids. Local authorities can be part of a maximum of two bids.
Assessors will be looking for proposals that are targeted in areas of high or emerging need; that will have impact and are good value for money; and will provide robust data that can be used to develop future approaches.
In addition, bids should demonstrate collaboration with organisations in the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS)
Completed applications must be received no later than 23:45 on Friday 7th December 2018.