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.

Mediation Sheffield (MESH)

StreetTalk is a project to prevent extremist behaviour including racism and hate crime.

Edlington Community Organisation

46 young people that have been influenced by the drug and organised crime gangs within the area have attended diversionary and attitudinal change sessions

Reach South Sheffield

The project wants to strengthen resilience and change attitudes towards violence. 

Forest School Outdoor Activities by Naturewood

Naturewood Project, through ivarious fun activities helped children develop resilience, self-esteem, etc. and therefore resulting in an overall improvement. The project supported 13 children, aged from 6-15 years that had been identified by Social workers, Family Support workers or Schools as being at risk of being excluded from school for anti-social behaviour.

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.