Grant Criteria

Applicants should consider how their proposals will contribute to the longer-term need to develop programmes that support attitude and behaviour change and that look to address the underlying causes of violence both within individuals and in communities.

  • Primarily, but not exclusively, aimed at under 25-year-olds.
  • Primarily aimed at preventing CYPs from becoming involved in the carrying, ownership or use of knives, but will also consider programmes that reduce the risk of CYPs being involved in all types of violence.

This may include programmes and projects that are targeted at some of the known causes of knife-carrying and ownership.

  • Evidenced-based, to show that the proposed project will be effective in engaging with CYPs (and/or adults and communities) and will be effective in driving a change in attitudes and behaviour.
  • Evidence to show the project will take a Trauma-Informed approach in the way that programmes and projects are delivered.
  • Clearly defined measures and outcomes and agreed on reporting timescales
  • Not used to fund permanent posts

Funding Applications and any supporting information should be submitted to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in the first instance. Applications will be reviewed by the Violence Reduction Unit Strategic Team and the Funding Oversight Group.

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