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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

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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.

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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.

Dr Alan Billings visiting Clifton Learning Partnership

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.

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.

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.

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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.