In addition to the current Prevention Fund the Police and Crime Commissioner has decided to put aside a pot of money to fund a grants programme specifically to tackle knife crime.
The fund will be known as The Police and Crime Commissioner's Prevention Fund - Knife Crime. The purpose of this fund is to support the delivery of knife crime projects which intervene early to prevent knife crime occurring across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
There is £100,000 available and the intention is that this money will be allocated up until the period ending 31st March 2020. It should be noted that the amount is an indicative guide to the funding available and is subject to change.
There are two levels of funding:
- Up to £9,999 pa, and
- £10,000 to £25,000 pa
You may apply for up to £9,999 pa in the lower tier of funding and £10,000 to £25,000 pa in the higher tier. However, in order to support as many projects and initiatives as possible, grants of £10,000 and above will only be awarded for exceptional projects.
What can the funding be used for?
The funding can be used for projects/initiatives that tackle the causes of knife crime and help to save lives. Funding can be used for new initiatives/provision, to expand existing provision or as replacement funding.
For further information and to check whether your organisation is eligible to apply please see the documents below:-
This funding was launched on the 27th November 2018 and will close on Monday 4th February 2019.