The Home Office has launched a new funding round of the government’s anti-knife crime Community Fund. The fund, now in its third year, was set up to support community projects in England and Wales delivered by voluntary sector organisations which tackle knife crime.
The Fund is intended to help communities to respond to the challenges around knife crime, and in particular support activities preventing young people from engaging in knife related offending.
Grants of up to £30,000 are available.
Bids will need to demonstrate a previous proven history of delivering anti-knife crime work, especially to young people, and will be assessed on the basis of the extent to which they demonstrate a proven track record of an organisation’s ability to deliver knife crime interventions in work with children and young people.
The Home Office is accepting applications from:
- Constituted voluntary and community sector groups that have a minimum of 3 management committee members
- Registered charities
- Social enterprises
- Community interest companies
- Religious / faith groups
- Companies limited by guarantee without share capital
- Charitable incorporated organisations
The deadline for submitting applications is midnight on 24th July 2019.