Youth fund doubled to £22m to aid violent crime prevention

The fund was unveiled as part of the wider strategy to tackle serious violent offences using methods that go beyond policing and focus more on early intervention. The initiative also aims to tackle the drugs market, including for crack cocaine, which is seen as a key driver of violence.

Police and crime commissioners in England and Wales will be able to bid for funding from Monday, as will the deputy mayors in London and Greater Manchester who serve that function in their cities. More