Essex County Council: £22 million Youth Intervention Fund opens

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£22 million of funding announced to prevent serious violence

Early Intervention Youth Fund

The purpose of the Fund is to provide support for early intervention programmes with young people (under 18) at risk of criminal involvement, as victims and/or perpetrators through:

  • Building and developing the understanding of what works in practice
  • Driving improved local and multi agency partnership working
  • Delivering positive outcomes for young people, focusing on risk factors linked to serious violence
  • Delivering services to support and prevent young people from getting involved in crime by supporting positive activities
  • Reducing the levels of serious violence and crime

While the majority of intervention projects should work with young people under 18, projects that work with young adults (up to 25) who have been identified by local partners as at risk of criminal involvement will also be considered.

Who can apply: Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) must be the lead applicant.

PCCs must work in partnership with Community Safety Partnerships (or similar local partnerships).

Read the prospectus and contracts finder notice for further eligibility information.

Maximum grant: £700,000 (across 2 financial years. Up to £350,000 is available for each financial year).

Consortia bids may be considered for higher levels of funding.

Deadline: 14 September 2018

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