Violence Reduction Fund
One of the recommendations, announced in March 2019, was for the PCC to set aside a portion of his annual commissioning budget to create a Violence Reduction Fund (VRF). This fund will support activities such as, awareness campaigns, prevention initiatives, rehabilitation projects, and diversionary activities. Ultimately, the PCC wants to play a part in helping protect some of our most vulnerable people from the most violent.
The VRF is a three-year fund, open to statutory organisations, community and voluntary groups, charities and social enterprises to bid for a maximum of £35,000 per year, for three years. The provision of funding is subject to the submission of satisfactory monitoring and adherence to the VRF grant conditions.
|Organisation||Nature of Project||£|
|Rising Sun and Choices||Guiding Lights: Support for girls aged 11-16 who are at risk of child sexual exploitation or from being in a coercive and controlling relationship||35,000|
|Kent CrimeStoppers||Fearless: Educating 11-16 year-olds by increasing their awareness of weapons, street crime and child sexual exploitation||35,000|
|Total Insight Theatre||My Choice Matters: A 60-minute drama performance about knife crime for young people aged 12-15||13,909|
|Uprising Youth and Community||Knife crime awareness campaign in east Kent||32,000|
|Folkestone Youth Project||The Shed: Social, emotional and physical support for young people who have made unhealthy and negative life choices||7,850|
|The Forward Trust||Violence Reduction Peer Mentoring programme for clients accessing their East Kent Community Drug and Alcohol Services||34,125|
|Kent Police||Mini-Cadets: Nine-week programme delivered in schools, with a social act project to conclude||36,814|
|Reform Restore Respect||I Didn't Know That: 90-minute workshops delivered to Year 6 pupils around gang violence and knife crime||5,000|
|Kent Police||Domestic Abuse Pilot: Procurement of a programme of workshops for identified perpetrators of domestic abuse in Medway||24,750|