On 9 April 2018, the government published its serious violence strategy setting out an ambitious programme of work to respond to increases in knife crime, gun crime and homicide.
The strategy set out our commitment to provide £11 million over 2 years for a new early intervention youth fund. We have now doubled the size of the fund and £22 million is now available. The fund is open to Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in England and Wales as lead bidders. PCCs must work with community safety partnerships (or local equivalent partnership) to bid for funding to support targeted early interventions and prevention activity.
The aims of the fund are:
- 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, our understanding of what works in practice for tacking these risks factors
- driving improved local, multi-agency partnership working; and most crucially
- reducing the levels of serious violence and crime
You can read full details of the fund and the assessment criteria set out in the prospectus.
Applicants can apply using the contracts finder notice where there will also be full details of the application process, criteria and scoring.
The closing date for bids has been extended by 2 weeks until midday on Friday 28 September 2018.
You should read all the documents carefully before filling in your application.