Detailed guide: Anti-knife crime community fund

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Detailed guide: Anti-knife crime community fund

The fund has been set up to support community projects which reduce knife crime and have a positive impact on young people at risk of carrying a knife and committing crime. The first round of the fund was launched in October 2017 and we are now making available up to £1 million to be spent by end of March 2019.

The fund is open to voluntary and community sector groups and we are inviting bids for funding for projects of up to £30,000 although we will consider bids for greater funding for projects with collaboration between partners.

Bids will be assessed on the extent to which they demonstrate:

  • delivery of outcomes to stop knife crime
  • proven track record of delivering local interventions
  • proven track record of ability to work with children and young people
  • proven track record of ability to work in partnership with other organisations and services
  • evidence of value for money

How to apply

The deadline for submission of bids is 15 June and bids must be submitted on the community fund application form (ODT, 27.3KB) (also available in Word format (MS Word Document, 37.8KB) . We will inform successful organisations by end of July and, providing financial details are provided promptly, will transfer the funds in August. The funds are to be spent by 31 March 2019.

Please submit all bids to

Successful bids

You can read details of succesful bids from the 2017/18 fund and the 2018/19 fund.