YOUNG people who are at risk of serious violence are to get extra support thanks to additional funding from the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU).

Charities, social enterprises and public sector partners can bid for up to £10,000.

Collaborative proposals exceeding this limit will also be considered.

It is aimed at initiatives working with young people in danger of becoming involved in criminal exploitation.

West Yorkshire’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Alison Lowe OBE, said: “It is fantastic news that our VRU has been able to release this additional funding to support young people on the cusp of serious violence.

“We are acutely aware of the struggles that many organisations have faced during the pandemic and how important these avenues of funding are in achieving our long-term goal.

“Capitalising on this money will ultimately ensure there are less lives ruined and fewer victims of serious violence within our communities.”

For further details on the full application requirements, visit the dedicated webpage -

All the necessary documents must be returned by 5pm on Friday 28, January and requests received after this deadline cannot be accepted.

Successful applicants will be notified week commencing 7 February, however, funds may not be received until the end of March.