Ipswich Borough Council's Community Support team were successful in a recent bid for funding from the Hoem Office (totalling £9,000) to support diversionary activities for young people in Ipswich this summer.
About the fund
The Council is able to award funding to community groups and organisations in Ipswich who wish to provide regular activities or create new diversionary activities for young people.
The existing or new activities must benefit young people in Ipswich, be delivered on a regular basis and actively play a part in diverting them away from knife crime, gangs, and serious violence.
We would like to support as many projects as possible with this funding so groups will be able to apply for a maximum grant of £1,000 per group.
Please read the guidance attached for examples of the types of activities the fund can be used for; these will include classes, sports, workshops, and activities with an overarching objective to divert young people away from knife crime, gangs and violence. Education surrounding these themes is encouraged throughout your project/activity.
Read the Funding Guidance here.
The application form can be found here Funding Application Form.
If successful a condition of the funding is that you agree to support the council with a series of stalls being held the Cornhill, Ipswich in August. This would be to promote your organisation/funding to young people and offer diversion, engagement, and activities to young people within our town. These will take place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout August.
If you have any questions or wish to apply for funding before 5pm on 25 July, please email Ryan Chivers: Ryan.Chivers@ipswich.gov.uk