Posted: Fri 28th Jul 2023

Home Office awards £112k in funding for projects addressing youth violence in North Wales

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jul 28th, 2023

The North Wales Serious Violence Prevention Partnership (SVPP) has been awarded £112,000 to support projects with a focus on supporting children and young people at risk of violence within local communities. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Now the ‘Futures without Violence’ fund is now inviting applications for grants of up to £30,000, with a specific focus on preventing violence among young people. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The North Wales Serious Violence Prevention Partnership was established following the implementation of the Home Office’ new Serious Violence Duty earlier this year. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The latest tranche of funding has been awarded to SVPP by the Home Office ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Through the duty specified authorities are expected to work together to share information to allow them to target their interventions, collaborate and plan to prevent and reduce serious violence within our local communities. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The core team comprises members from North Wales Police, the Police and Crime Commissioner, Local Authorities, Public Health Wales, His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), North Wales Fire and Rescue Services, Youth Justice, and the voluntary sector. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The partnership recognises that violence in children and young people can take many forms and is committed to funding projects that provide primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions to prevent them from becoming involved in violence. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

To be eligible for funding, organisations must complete an expression of interest form that demonstrates how their project supports children and young people up to the age of 25. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The grants cannot be used to fund a for-profit individual or organisation. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The SVPP will be accepting applications until 31s July 2023 when each application will be reviewed and appraised by a panel against set criteria to determine the allocation of funding. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be informed within seven working days of the panel meeting, and a brief summary of the rationale will be published on the OPCC website along with Decision Notices. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin said: “I am pleased to see the Home Office’s investment in the prevention of serious violence in North Wales. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I recognise the importance of investing in projects that support children and young people to prevent them from becoming involved in violence, and this funding will enable us to make a significant impact in our communities. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I’d urge any individual or organisations with innovative ideas to apply for funding.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

To complete an expression of interest form, please visit the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner’s website here. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Please note all applications are to be submitted by 31 July 2023 to Amanda Hanson, Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner North Wales at: [email protected] ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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