Community groups from Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield have all been successful in the first round of the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Fund, with some covering the whole of South Yorkshire.
The funding, between £5,000 and £20,000 is aimed to help reduce the number of people at risk of being drawn into violence or to draw people away from violence.
The successful organisations and community groups support one or more of the below key elements of the violence reduction unit’s strategy to reduce violence:
- Primary prevention – stopping violence before it begins,
- Secondary prevention – halting the progression of violence as early as possible and
- Tertiary prevention – providing a way out for people with established violent behaviour.
- Criminal Justice and Enforcement
- Attitudinal Change
For a full list of all successful recipients see below.