Young people aged 14 – 25 in England and Wales may be funded to set up projects to tackle anti-gun, knife and gang crime projects in their local area. Grants of up to £3,000 are available for youth-led community projects.
Eligible projects should:
- Promote anti-knife crime messages in schools, colleges or youth clubs
- Promote positive stories about young people
- Encourage positive engagement between young people and the police
- Encourage young people to get involved in their local community.
The fund is also interested in projects that target girls, children 12 years and under and parents.
The young people applying must be involving or being set up by either:
- Young people aged 14-16, and achieving or at risk of achieving less than five GCSEs grades A* – C
- Young people aged 16-25, and not in education, training or work (or working less than 16 hours a week)