Preventing violence is essential for building safe communities. It requires long-term commitment from various stakeholders to protect individuals, families, and society as a whole.
The £150,000 funding from the Home Office is available to support preventing and reducing serious violence across Suffolk.
Organisations can bid for funding for specific interventions in target geographic areas, which support the work of Suffolk’s Serious Violence Strategy. Allocation of funding will be managed through Suffolk Community Foundation.
If you have an idea for a new intervention in your community or need more funding for an existing intervention, please make an application. Interventions should ideally be aimed at young people and prevention focused.
The Serious Violence Fund from the Home Office of £150,000 is available to VCFSE organisations, parish councils, educational settings and public bodies from April 2024 and applications are invited for grants between £4,000 and £15,000.
Organisations can apply via the Suffolk Community Foundation grants portal https://www.suffolkcf.org.uk/grants/seriousviolencedutyfund/
Applications are open from 8 January until 2 February.
For more information, please watch a recording of the webinar that took place on Wednesday 10 January, with representatives from Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Community Foundation via YouTube.