Violence Reduction Fund 2019
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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Sheffield City Council Outreach Van
The VRU funding enabled Sheffield City Council to purchase of a van to deliver outreach interventions into communities or individuals involved in substance misuse, public drug and alcohol use activity. A dedicated contact number to report issues requiring quick response is also provided.
Sheffield City Council Victims of Violent Crime Target Hardening
This initiative aims at providing rapid response to victims of violence, resulting in a reduction of harm to the victim and providing them with support to remain in their home.
73 students supported who were at risk of criminal exploitation, on the periphery or involvement in gang organisations and/or at risk of further fixed term exclusion or permanent exclusion
Aspire Pupil Referral Unit
28 young people aged 13-16 years that have identified links with crime, drug use and grooming attended activities about the reality and dangers associated with knife crime, county lines, guns and crime.
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.