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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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Mark Miller and Angela Greenwood on a visit to IDAS Offices

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.

Mark Miller visiting the Exodus project

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.

Greenacre School grant group photo

Greenacre School

Greenacre School has received £20,000 funding from the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit to fund a full-time a higher-level teaching assistant to work with pupils who are at risk of displaying violence.