Anti-knife crime community fund - year 3 (2019 to 2020)

Bids to the fund have been assessed as part of a competitive bidding process. 60 bids were successful and have been awarded funding for knife crime interventions.

We are launching the third year of the government’s anti-knife crime Community Fund set up to support communities across England and Wales who are affected by knife crime.

The Fund, which is one the commitments outlined in the government’s Serious Violence Strategy published in April 2018, was set up to support community projects 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 to preventing young people from engaging in knife related offending.

Successful bids

Read details of the successful bids from 2019 to 2020 fund.

Eligibility criteria

The deadline for completed applications, including all supporting documents is midnight on 24 July 2019.

The Fund is open to voluntary sector organisations. We are inviting bids for funding for single projects of up to a maximum of £30,000. We would expect the organisation to begin delivering its project without delay.

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.

Bids must provide references, including the name, phone number and email address of the reference that can vouch for the quality and impact of previous interventions.

Such impact should include provision of support through prevention and early intervention, and provision of immediate, emergency support and conflict mediation and after care. All applications must demonstrate that they respond to the challenges of tackling knife crime within local communities.

We are able to accept applications from organisations such as the below:

  • constituted voluntary and community sector groups that have a minimum of 3 management committee members
  • registered charities
  • social enterprises
  • co-operatives
  • community interest companies
  • religious / faith groups
  • companies limited by guarantee without share capital
  • charitable incorporated organisations

We are unable to consider supporting the following:

  • local authorities
  • any party political activities
  • purely commercial ventures (for profit)
  • spending that has already taken place (i.e. retrospective funding)
  • individuals
  • activities promoting religious belief
  • activities where people are excluded on the basis of religion and/or sexual orientation
  • statutory agencies, including police forces and schools

Timetable for spending the grant

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.

Ongoing communication

It will not be possible to enter into correspondence at any time about any bids received and the decision of the assessment panel will be final.

Published 14 October 2017
Last updated 6 November 2019 + show all updates
  1. Corrected 61 bids to 60.

  2. Added link to successful bids for 2019 to 2020.

  3. Updated to add details of 2019 bidding process

  4. Successful bids for 2018/19 announced.

  5. Bids open for this year's funding.

  6. First published.