Camden schools and community organisations have been awarded £500,000 worth of grants for innovative two-year projects to help keep Camden young people safe.
The funding is shared between 12 projects, ranging from initiatives to prevent young people being permanently excluded from school to targeted youth outreach work with at risk groups, including young people involved in gangs, and programmes to help young people to develop life skills and employment skills.
The grants have been awarded by the Camden Youth Safety Fund, which was created by Camden Council following the Youth Safety Taskforce report into the rise in knife crime in this borough and across London.
Successful applicants had to show how they would help prevent, identify and disrupt youth violence as well as support children and young people to stay safe and help the police to build better relationships with young people.
The applications were approved on 6 June by Camden’s Youth Safety Steering Group - made up of the Council, police, voluntary youth sector, schools, public health and local politicians – following assessments by funding panels which included young people and community representatives.
Find out more at camden.gov.uk/youthsafetytaskforce