The Home Office has announced that £50 million of new funding will be given to communities across England and Wales to make the streets safer for all as part of the Safer Streets Fund.
The Safer Streets Fund allows forces and local authorities to invest in transformative crime prevention initiatives.
This is the fourth round of funding from the Safer Street Fund and takes the total awarded through this fund and the Safety of Women at Night Fund to £125 million.
The funding marks one year since the publication of the Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy.
The latest round of the fund is the first to accept bids from eligible civil society organisations, and among the successful bidders for this round is Her Centre, a London-based charity which offers free and confidential advocacy, counselling, advice and training relating to domestic abuse, rape and sexual abuse and other issues that affect women.
A list of all awards made in Round 4 of the Fund is available on the GOV.UK website (scroll down to the end of the article).
Awards in the South West region include:
o Bath and North East Somerset Council (£329,152).
o Bristol City Council (£748,498).
o Cornwall Council (£664,802).
o Dorset Council (£246,976).
o Gloucestershire PCC (£2,032,170).
o North Devon Council (£348,632).
o North Somerset Council (£317,694).
o Swindon Borough Council (£742,500).
o Torbay Council (£749,137).
o University of Exeter (£680,250).
o University of Plymouth (£670,404), and
o Wiltshire Council (£128,960).