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

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Unity Gym Project

The Unity Gym project provided intensive support to nine young people to raise awareness about grooming, exploitation, violence and its consequences.

Springwell Academy

This project offered targeted support to young people linked to both Child Criminal Exploitation and violence, aiming to help them learn from their behaviours, address them and successfully return to learning.

Domestic Violence/Abuse Equipment

1,450 items of security equipment purchased for victims of domestic and sexual abuse. 2,000 badges purchased for practitioners trained in domestic abuse as part of a campaign to encourage reporting

Almond Boxing Academy

The violence reduction fund has helped Almond Boxing Club to buy appliances for new kitchen to allow provision of diet and nutrition course and to buy equipment for the gym for a new cardio vascular area. The club has also been able to support 19 young people who have been excluded from school and/or involved in criminal activity were with the funding.

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust and Rotherham Muslim Community Forum

The project See the Light aimed to engage with vulnerable young people at risk of offending due to their personal circumstances and young people who the school have identified as vulnerable and disengaged.

Dr Alan Billings with group from Big Brother Burngreave

Big Brother Burngreave

Big Brother Burngreave in Sheffield have received funding from the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit to provide a mentoring scheme aimed at supporting young people aged between 12 to 20-years old.