The Police and Crime Commissioner has received £347,000 from the Home Office's Early Intervention Youth Fund and has decided to make available a proportion of this funding through his grants programme. The funding will be made accessible through the Police and Crime Commissioner's Prevention Fund grant process. The aim of the fund will be to deliver services to support and prevent young people from getting involved in crime through the provision of positive activities.
The fund will be known as The Police and Crime Commissioner's Prevention Fund - Early Intervention and will be open to grass roots organisations, community groups and schools within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
The purpose of the funding is to engage with and support young people who are either offending or on the edge of offending (at risk of criminal involvement). The project will need to engage young people in positive activities which give opportunities for a mentoring type relationship to be built. It is acknowledged that community groups/grass roots organisations are best placed to offer interventions where they can deploy suitable role models who are representative of their local communities and whom young people can easily relate to.
There is a total of £100,000 of funding available. The funding round will open on 5th August 2019 and will close 1st October 2019. Successful applicants will be informed whether they have been successful by 1st November 2019.
As with the Police and Crime Commissioner's Prevention Fund, there will be two levels of funding available:
- Up to £9,999 pa, and
- £10,000 to £25,000 pa
The funding contract will be 12 months duration and it is expected that projects will need to be able to mobilise and start delivery with immediate effect or at least by January 2020.
To find out more or to apply please see the documents below: