Violence reduction funding for the LCR sports sector

MSP has been appointed to commission the sports sector to provide effective projects which target young people who may be at risk of experiencing or becoming involved with violent crime, gang culture or anti-social behaviour. The organisation is now seeking organisations who can create and deliver effective sport and physical activity projects that can really change people’s lives.

The £112,500 funding pot has been provided by the Home Office to Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP). The VRP uses a multi-agency ‘public health’ approach to tackling serious violence; partners from the public, third and voluntary sectors work together using prevention and early intervention as a model of delivery.

Projects seeking funding must operate in one or more of thirteen key wards across the City Region and target a wide range of young people in these communities. Grants of between £2,000 and £40,000 are available to sports projects in:

Birkenhead and Tranmere, Wirral.
Town Centre, St Helens.
Kensington and Fairfield, Liverpool.
Riverside, Liverpool.
County, Liverpool.
Kirkdale, Liverpool.
Tuebrook & Stoneycroft, Liverpool.
Everton, Liverpool.
Princes Park, Liverpool.
Warbreck, Liverpool.
Speke & Garston, Liverpool.
Anfield, Liverpool.
Picton, Liverpool.

All projects will need to start at the earliest opportunity, with all project monies spent by 31st March 2021.

To read the full guidance and apply, visit the MSP website.

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