Innovation Fund Summer 2024 Funding Round

Funder: London Violence Reduction Unit

Funding Available: £20,000 - £50,000

Closing Date: 4 June, 2024

Available to: Community Interest Companies, Registered Charities

Type of Fund: National

About this Funding:

Charitable organisations, community interest companies and companies limited by guarantee from across London have until 4 June 2024 to apply for funding to the Summer 2024 funding round of the London Violence Reduction Unit’s Innovation Fund.

Funding is for projects and activities that achieve the following outcomes:

  • Encourage innovation in the violence reduction space and encourage creativity, experimentation, and piloting new programmes that deal with emerging issues relating to violence.
  • Empower communities by funding smaller, grassroots community groups to find new solutions that are appropriate to their locality.
  • Further progress against the VRU’s core mission to reduce violence, support London to feel safer and build a partnership approach to sustainable solutions.

In the Fifth Round of the Innovation Fund 2023-25, up to eight grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 are available for innovative projects that take place over the Summer holidays and potentially over the October half-term and advance one or more of the following key aims:

  • Improving identification of and support to prevent violence against children and young people at greatest risk of harm and exploitation.
  • Expanding access to positive opportunities and providing development and support through training, apprenticeships, and employment and enrichment.
  • Developing stronger and more resilient families to better support young people.
  • Promoting healthy relationships and reducing exclusions and disengagement in education.
  • Providing communities with the support and resources to deliver sustainable reductions in violence.
  • Collaborating and working in partnership to deliver better services and improved outcomes for those affected by violence.

The deadline for the Fifth Round is 4 June 2024 (16:00). 

Funding Criteria:

More information available directly from the funder.

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