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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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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chaucer School

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.

Barnsley Trading Standards

Barnsley Trading Standards successfully utilised the funding to identify and apprehend illegal tobacco products from hitting the streets in South Yorkshire.