The Crime Prevention Through Sport Fund.

 

Applications now open

This fund aims to support projects that use sport and physical activity to reduce violence, crime and anti-social behaviour.

The partnership will support, assess and award funding to projects that can demonstrate that their offer to young people and the structure of their interventions are considered around the people they aim to target and consider that young person’s whole environment.

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Wesport Inspiring Active Lives (Wesport) and Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership (SASP) are proud to be working in partnership to deliver the Crime Prevention through Sport Fund, which has been commissioned by The Office of The Police and Crime Commissioner.

Together this partnership will endeavour to support projects that have a considered approach to supporting young people who are involved or are at risk of being involved in criminal activity.

The Office of The Police and Crime Commissioner have committed a total of £70,000.00 to be shared across the Avon and Somerset area. Applications can be between £300.00 – £5,000.00.

This partnership will support, assess and award funding to projects that can demonstrate that their offer to young people and the structure of their interventions are considered around the people they aim to target and consider that young person’s whole environment.

For most young people, offending is transitory but for a small group of young people this behaviour can be ingrained and pervasive. There is a lack of consensus about the reasons for offending but the link with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is increasingly seen as significant.

The Crime Prevention Through Sport Fund aims to support projects that use sport and physical activity to reduce violence, crime and anti-social behaviour.  This fund is for projects that focus on using activity as a tool to engage and support young people up to the age of 25. Applications that use sport in its widest sense including traditional, informal sports and activities will be considered and encouraged to apply.

“My office is proud to support projects that use sport and physical activity to reduce violence, crime, and anti-social behaviour in our Avon and Somerset communities, through the Crime Prevention through Sport Fund.

 

As Police and Crime Commissioner, I believe it’s crucial to work together to protect our young people. I encourage all sport groups and communities to apply for this grant to help create a safer, more supportive environment across Avon and Somerset. Please do have a look to see if this fund can help the work of your organisation or an organisation you know.”

Police and Crime Commissioner Clare Moody 

Please ensure your project is supporting young people in the priority areas listed below.

Application

Below, you will see the application form and monitoring & evaluation requirements for organisations and participants. Please review these documents before submitting to ensure you are happy with the expectations.

 

Whilst enforcement remains an important part of policing, diversion, and intervention and ultimately prevention is by far the better way to tackleserious violence.

Avon and Somerset Police lead for serious violence, Superintendent James Raphael

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July VRP Director’s Blog

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March VRP Director’s Blog

March VRP Director’s Blog

First VRP Director’s monthly blog.

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April VRP Director’s Blog.

April VRP Director’s Blog.

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