Funding news

05/08/05 - Communities receive ash boost to tackle gun crime

Communities working to tackle gun and knife crime are to receive a quarter of a million pounds, Home Office Minister Fiona Mactaggart announced today.

The money - seized from criminals - will be made available to groups working in the areas worst affected by gun and knife crime as part of the Government's drive to put the proceeds of crime back into communities. It will kick-start new initiatives and help ongoing local schemes such as sport and music activities to help young people break away from gang culture, as well as supporting mentoring projects and victims.