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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South and West Yorkshire Resettlement Consortia – Conference and In2Out Project

The funding enabled a conference to launch research into Looked After Young People in Custody.

Smart Water for Domestic Abuse

This is the first initiative in the country to use transferable SmartWater forensic marking products. 48 Domestic abuse victims have received SmartWater.

Assertive Outreach

The Assertive Outreach - Missing Young People project helped locate and support 20 ‘missing’ young people.

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.

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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.

Fight For Good group for media release

Fight For Good

Sport Society Success Network have been awarded £39,181 for their ‘Fight for Good’ project to work with young people in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield using boxing as a way to learn new skills.