To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the press release of 9 April 2018, entitled Home Secretary launches serious violence strategy, which projects are to be allocated the £40 million of her Department's funding referred to; and how much each such project will receive.
The Serious Violence Strategy commits £40m of Home Office funding to support delivery over two years (2018-19 and 2019-20). This includes £11m for the Early Intervention Youth Fund; £3.6m for the new National County Lines Co-ordination Centre; £1m each year for the (anti knife crime) Community Fund; and £500,000 to support Heroin and Crack Cocaine Action Areas. Further details on how the remainder of the funding will be used to support the commitments in the Strategy will be the subject of further announcements in due course. This will include further support to Redthread for its youth violence intervention work in hospitals, future knife crime media campaigns, new local and regional reviews, new rounds of the Ending Gang Violence and Exploitation Fund, funding for Young Peoples Advocates, the test purchase prosecution fund, support for interventions with vulnerable groups, work on police testing kits in respect of corrosive substances, a thematic inspection of police forces in respect of county lines, and preventative measures in respect of gang related material on social media.