The Home Office has secured additional, emergency support funding from the Treasury for small/micro charities that are working with vulnerable young people at risk of being involved in serious violence.
Based on the existing 2020/21 VRU funding formula for the Lancashire Violence Reduction Network the Police and Crime Commissioner has been allocated an additional £98,101 to provide to small/micro charities (defined as those having an income less than £100,000 per annum). Organisations eligible for funding must be registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations, or a social enterprise; this includes companies limited by guarantee and community interest companies.
The emergency funding can be used for charities who are experiencing:
- Immediate financial hardship as a result of Covid-19
- Significantly increased level of demand as a result of Covid-19
- Urgent need to adapt services to meet Covid-19 associated measures (e.g. social distancing)
The funding can be used for costs incurred or activity delivered between 1 April 2020 and 31 October 2020.
We are still awaiting a formal Grant Agreement from the Home Office which may result in a need to request further information.
The Home Office have set a deadline of Tuesday 30 th June for the Violence Reduction Network to return applications to them so we would ask partners to complete and return the charities information template by 5pm on Friday 26 th June. This will enable the VRN to review these over the weekend and provide Monday to raise any queries that may occur.
Completed Information Templates should be returned to email@example.com.
Please note that you do not have to be an organisation that has previously engaged with either the Violence Reduction Network or the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to apply as applications are welcome from any organisation working with vulnerable young people at risk of being involved in serious violence.
Download the charities information template.