The violence reduction fund allows us to award funding to community based projects which play an important role in the fight to reduce crime.

Community groups from Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield have all been successful in the first round of the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Fund, with some covering the whole of South Yorkshire.

Successful Recipients List

Interactive VRU Funding Infographic

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HMP Lindholme

The funding helped to install CCTV cameras in the blind-spots of the accommodation to monitor inmates in every corner of the premises which has resulted in a reduction of reported crimes to the South Yorkshire Prison Policing Team.

Organised Crime Group Partnership Coordinator – South Yorkshire Police – Rotherham District

This work aims to develop a cohesive approach to better understand Serious and Organised Crime to be able to develop and deliver targeted interventions aimed at disrupting those involved in and responsible for such crime.

Home Office Immigration Enforcement

The rise in custody referral rates to Immigration Enforcement National Command and Control Unit from 35% to 49%, as a result of this initiative, indicates more high harm interventions can be identified and actioned.

Barnsley Trading Standards

Barnsley Trading Standards successfully utilised the funding to identify and apprehend illegal tobacco products from hitting the streets in South Yorkshire.

Doncaster Search Mitts for Door Staff

The funding facilitated the purchase of 50 search mitts for the door staff working within Doncaster's Night Time Economy to conduct ultra-fast body scans for metal objects without any body contact.