Charities in England and Wales can bid from today for a share of a £1 million Home Office fund to help steer young people away from gangs and violent crime.

The fund has been set up to support community projects which reduce knife crime and have a positive impact on young people at risk of carrying a knife and committing crime. The first round of the fund was launched in October 2017 and the Home Office are now making available up to £1 million to be spent by end of March 2019.

The fund is open to voluntary and community sector groups and we are inviting bids for funding for projects of up to £30,000 although we will consider bids for greater funding for projects with collaboration between partners.

The press release with full details can be found here.

The criteria and full details of how to apply can be found here.