The VVU Community Grants funding for 2023-2024 has launched.
With a strategic goal is to reduce serious violence, the harm it causes, and to safeguard those at risk (relating to county lines, gangs and knife crime). Recognising that local organisations and groups are at the forefront of the work that takes place to address these issues.
The 2022-2024 VVCS grant round is for local *’not for profit’ voluntary or community clubs or organisations based in (and therefore delivering in) Essex, Southend and Thurrock only, looking to fund projects that meet the stated aims and can run from April 2023- 31st March 2024.
Groups can apply for up to **£20,000 to deliver support and interventions for children, young people, young adults and families (families must include children and young people, and ‘young person’ is defined as up to the age of 25). Projects must demonstrate how they have a positive impact on issues relating to crime and anti-social behaviour and violence and vulnerability. This may include early intervention work, gang & ‘county lines,’ and child criminal exploitation projects.
The grants funding this year has a total pot of just under £156,000 to be distributed as evenly as possible across the 12 ECC districts/ Quadrants plus Southend & Thurrock. Please bear this is mind when completing your applications.
Read more here: https://www.essexalliance.co.uk/vvu-community-grants-2022-2024/