New funding boost for youth mentorship projects

Tuesday 06th August 2019 11:19 EDT

Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach has announced the availability of fresh funding worth £100,000 for community organisations which can help steer young people away from crime.

The PCC has received £347,000 from the Home Office's Early Intervention Youth Fund to invest in services which prevent vulnerable young people from turning to crime - and is making £100,000 available immediately through his Prevention Fund grants programme.

The grant scheme will see funding allocated in two levels; up to £9,999pa and between £10,000 and £25,000.

Funding is available for projects which engage and support young people who are on the edge of or at risk of criminal involvement. They will also need to offer participants suitable role models from within the community who command trust and respect from the young people with whom they work.

The application process opens on 5 August and will close on 1 October 2019. Applicants must be able to start delivery as soon as possible and by January at the latest.

Successful projects will be notified by 1 November 2019.

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