The Serious Violence Fund aims to prevent young people from becoming involved in serious and violent crime – or becoming victims of it.
It aims to help by funding activities to fuel young people’s interests and ambitions across Cleveland.
As a result, the fund takes applications from community groups. Activities must do the following:
- Effectively engage with the Under-25s;
- Build aspiration;
- Provide positive activities;
- Steer young people away from serious violence, crime or potential harm
Activities could include sports, arts, crafts and other activities.
Steve Turner, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, said: “Early intervention and prevention are key in addressing these challenges.
“I believe young people only become involved in crime, violence, harmful and risk-taking behaviours if they do not have positive activities to fuel their imaginations and absorb their energies.
“By building interest, engagement and aspiration among young people, I hope we can prevent them from becoming involved in serious, violent crime.”
The fund is currently closed to new applications.