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Home Office announces new round of funding to tackle knife crime

By March 9, 2018National News

New funding has been secured to help communities work with young people and prevent them from being drawn into knife crime, Minister Victoria Atkins announces today.

As part of a new step-change to tackle the threat of violent behaviour, the Community Fund – which supports community projects to work with young people about the dangers of carrying knives – will have its funding increased to up to £1 million.

Over 40 charities, including the Ben Kinsella Trust, have already benefited by receiving grants of up to £20,000 through the first round of the Community Fund which was launched in October 2017.

In addition, further funding has been secured for Young People’s Advocates until at least the end of March 2019, to provide support for vulnerable women and girls at risk of exploitation by gangs.

For more information go to the Government website

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