Violence Reduction Fund
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.
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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
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.
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.
A pilot scheme tasking professional youth workers to help prevent vulnerable young people from going missing is underway in Sheffield.
Clifton Learning Partnership
A community group in Eastwood, Rotherham is providing targeted sessions for young people to encourage them to make positive choices. Clifton Learning Partnership are providing a dedicated support package to young people form the age of 11-years to 17-years with funding from the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit.
Haven and IDAS
The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit is funding a schools based initiative that aims to tackle domestic abuse across Barnsley and Sheffield.
RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity
RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity, has received a significant funding boost of over £16,000 from South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Fund, to support its successful Project Nova scheme.
The Exodus Project
The Exodus Project have been awarded funding from the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit to open two new clubs in Barnsley to work with young people to steer them away from destructive lifestyle choices.