Fund title: Supporting Families Against Youth Crime

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Funding for local authorities to support young people and their families affected by serious violence.

Application deadline:

7 December 2018

Fund description:

This fund is part of the Troubled Families Programme and has been set up to:

  • Provide additional capacity to local authorities where gang and youth crime is an issue, to help them respond to their local needs
  • Test and learn from interventions and place-based initiatives
  • Drive improved local, multi-agency partnership working with the voluntary sector

In particular, the fund will support proposals that aim to:

  • Develop children’s personal resilience to withstand peer pressure and make positive choices
  • Reduce gang and youth crime by intervening early to raise awareness of the dangers of gangs, youth violence and knife crime
  • Work with parents/carers and local workforce to understand the dangers and risks surrounding gang crime
  • Increase the collaboration between the local authority and the voluntary and community sector
  • Provide data of robust quality that could be used in the future programme development

Upper-tier local authorities in England are eligible to apply. Joint bids by two or more local authorities will also be considered. Bids should demonstrate collaboration with organisations in the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS). Bids from single local authorities should not exceed a maximum amount of £500,000.

Further information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/troubled-families-supporting-families-against-youth-crime