The Home Office is making £500,000 available in 2017/18 to support community projects which reduce knife crime and have a positive impact on young people who are at risk of carrying a knife and committing a crime.
Voluntary and community sector groups can apply for grants of up to £200,000, or more if they are working with partners, as long as they can spend the funds by 31 March 2018.
The funding is for projects that demonstrate the following:
- Delivery of outcomes to stop knife crimes.
- A proven track record of delivering local interventions.
- Their ability to work with children and young people.
- Value for money.
- How they will work in partnership with other projects and services already being delivered in the local area.
More information: www.gov.uk/guidance/knife-crime-community-fund