The above Fund has been set up to support communities across England and Wales who are affected by knife crime, and it’s one the commitments outlined in the government’s Serious Violence Strategy published in April 2018. The Fund is intended to help communities to respond to the challenges around knife crime, and in particular support activities to preventing young people from engaging in knife related offending.
- The Fund is open to voluntary sector organisations.
- Bids are invited for funding for single projects of up to a maximum of £30,000.
- 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.
- If successful, all activities can commence from the date of notification of successful bids, but must be completed and delivered by 30 March 2020 and any monies awarded must be spent by that date.
The deadline for completed applications is midnight on 24th July 2019.
Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/knife-crime-community-fund