Funding 2018/2019 Knife Crime

Applications have now closed - please see below for those that have received funding.



In addition to the current Prevention Fund the Police and Crime Commissioner decided to put aside a pot of money to fund a grants programme specifically to tackle knife crime.

The fund was known as The Police and Crime Commissioner's Prevention Fund - Knife Crime.  The purpose of this fund was to support the delivery of knife crime projects which intervene early to prevent knife crime occurring across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

There was £100,000 available with the intention being that the money would be allocated up until the period ending 31st March 2020.  It should be noted that the amount was an indicative guide to the funding available and was subject to change.

There were two levels of funding:

  • Up to £9,999 pa, and
  • £10,000 to £25,000 pa


This funding was launched on the 27th November 2018 and closed on Monday 4th February 2019.


Funding 2019/2020

Organisation Name

Name of Project
Project Brief
Year 1
 Go-Getta CIC Words Over Weapons (WOW) WOW will work with secondary schools , alternative education provisions, colleges and young people services to deliver interactive assemblies and workshops £18,860.00
The Cooke E-Learning Foundation (trading as E2) Street Mediators - Beaumont Leys, New Parks & Thurnby Lodge Funding will be used to provide Street Mediators who will be visible and present at the locations and times that young people congregate. £25,000.00
DNLR CRF Senior Attendance Centre DNLR CRC will use the funding to incorporate Street Doctors into their sessions at The Senior Attendance Centre £400.00
Leicester Riders Foundation CABNAB - Carry A Basketball Not a Blade Carry a basketball not a blade, features a mix of basketball sessions and education workshops alongside on going mentoring and support £9,900.00
Soft Touch Arts   The project will be delivered in New College, Babington College and Beaumont Leys School. Students will be invited to take part in developing peer educational drama and an interactive workshop £6,843.15
Leicester Community Services CIC LOVE4LIFE The project aims to tackle knife crime and educate young people about crime prevention through sports, education and peer mentoring. £9,980.00
The Melton Learning Hub The Venue - Engage The project will focus on two distinct areas of preventative knife crime work ;
  • Open sessions at The Venue, where the project will offer fun based educational sessions
  • Targeted sessions aimed at those young people most at risk
Somali Dev Services Be Free from Knife  - Let's Chat Be Free from Knife - Let’s Chat’ is a new initiative aimed at reducing knife crimes within Somali young people. The project includes the funding youth worker to visit local schools, training volunteers and knife crime awareness activities. £6,900.00
Trans4m Leicester CIC Trans4m Tools Down The purpose of Trans4m Tools Down project is to raise awareness of the negative effects of carrying and using knives with the aim that young people will be able to make informed decisions. The project is a 6 week programme which will be delivered to students at Trans4m Training Centre. £9,156.56
Youth Education Project (YEP) Ltd HEART not Knives HEART not knives is an 18 week open access programme aimed at young people aged 14-19 years. The project offer young people the opportunity to engage in anti-knife crime diversionary activities. £9,981.91