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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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Sheffield Futures

A pilot scheme tasking professional youth workers to help prevent vulnerable young people from going missing is underway in Sheffield.

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.

Dr Alan Billings with group from Big Brother Burngreave

Big Brother Burngreave

Big Brother Burngreave in Sheffield have received funding from the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit to provide a mentoring scheme aimed at supporting young people aged between 12 to 20-years old.

Fresh Woodhouse group photograph

Fresh Woodhouse Youth Club

FRESH Woodhouse have received £6,510 from the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit to deliver provision with children young people and families within the local community.

Angela Greenwood on visit to Maan Somali

Maan Somali Mental Health Association

Maan Somali Mental Health Sheffield have received £18,596 funding from the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit.

Grimesthorpe Family Centre

Funding was provided for the purchase of a new boiler so that the youth club and boxing club could continue meeting in a warm environment.