Community Grant Fund – Violence & Vulnerability Unit

Community Grant Fund – Violence & Vulnerability Unit

The Violence and Vulnerability Unit have announced the launch of the Community Grant Fund for projects for delivery in 2023-24. The fund is for local, ’not for profit’, voluntary or community clubs or organisations based in Essex, Southend and Thurrock only. The application process opens on 15th August 2022.

The 2022-2024 VVCS grant round is for local *’not for profit’ voluntary or community clubs or organisations based in (and therefore delivering in) Essex, Southend and Thurrock only, and we are looking to fund projects that meet our stated aims and can run from April 2023- 31st March 2024.

Groups can apply for up to **£20,000 to deliver support and interventions for children, young people, young adults and families (families must include children and young people, and ‘young person’ is defined as up to the age of 25). Projects must demonstrate how they have a positive impact on issues relating to crime and anti-social behaviour and violence and vulnerability. This may include early intervention work, gang & ‘county lines’, and child criminal exploitation projects.

**Our grants funding this year has a total pot of just under £156,000 that we will look to distribute as evenly as possible across the 12 ECC districts/ Quadrants plus Southend & Thurrock. Please bear this is mind when completing your applications.

Further details can be found at: ecvys.org.uk

Jamie Langstone
JLangstone@savs-southend.co.uk