Funding for Knife Crime Education


Funding for Knife Crime Education
Houghton Regis Town Council - £5,000

Serious Knife Crime – prevention and awareness to be delivered in Dunstable and Houghton Regis

The programme will use peer education to deliver anti-knife messages around actions, outcomes and consequences. The Youth Council will promote the opportunity for young people to sign up to form a group to undertake a programme of education and awareness, including a visit to the Ben Kinsella Exhibition. The programme will help to develop their awareness and understanding and the group will use their knowledge to complete a peer education programme / anti-knife campaign to the wider community.

In all, across Bedfordshire, round £35,000 has been awarded to community projects to divert young people away from knife crime and other serious violence.

Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, said: “This money is particularly vital because we all know that only the communities themselves understand which approach to driving down knife carrying, gang membership and gun use are going to work with their own young people.

“In Bedfordshire, I’ve insisted that we go one step further and put the bids for these funds before panels made up of members from the worst affected communities, so that they have a say at the earliest possible part of this process.

“It’s clear, isn’t it, that neither police nor local authorities can impose solutions that work? It’s no good just saying we must work together with our public, we must actually get on and do it. That means that I’m not just looking for all the ‘usual suspects’ to apply for grant funding, but for brand new projects."


More at https://www.bedfordshire.police.uk/news-and-appeals/funding-projects-serious-violence-sep2019


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