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London mayor invites applications to £15m knife crime fund

15 May 2018 News

Sadiq Khan, mayor of London, has launched a £15m fund for projects to tackle causes of youth violence and knife crime.

The Young Londonders Fund is open to applications from local community groups, charities, youth centres and schools until 9 July. 

It is part of the Knife Crime Strategy launched last summer. The £45m Young Londoners Fund was created by Khan in March.

Khan said: “Today I am launching the application process for community groups, charities, youth centres and schools to bid for a share of my Young Londoners Fund. 
“I refuse to accept that nothing can be done to stem the appalling rise of violent crime we are seeing across the country. Community and grass-roots projects play a vital role in tackling the causes of violent of crime within our communities, and giving more young Londoners the skills, support and aspirations they need to turn away from crime and fulfil their potential.” 

More about the fund is available here.

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