Updated : The good news, is that the Home Office have extended the deadline and require the Violence Reduction Network to submit the overall application to them by Tuesday 7th July 2020, please note this NEW Charities Information Template needs to be completed and please follow the process set out below. 

To enable us to complete the application to the Home Office and deal with any queries that we may have can we ask that you return the completed NEW form to myself at the Violence Reduction Unit by close of day on Friday 3rd July. As we will using the weekend and the following Monday to review the applications and prepare the submission to the Home Office we cannot guarantee to process applications received after this time.

Please return your application to Robert.ruston@lancashire-pcc.gov.uk

If you are a charity that works with vulnerable young people and have been adversely affected by Covid-19 or have seen demand for your services increase then this funding opportunity may be relevant to you.

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 20/21 VRU funding formula, the Lancashire Violence Reduction Network 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.

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.