Community groups to receive extra funding for work with gangs

Fifty organisations working to help young people avoid getting involved with gangs are to receive up to £10,000, the Home Office has announced.

Under the Communities Against Guns, Gangs and Knives Fund, almost 190 voluntary and community groups have received funding for their work.

The 50 organisations that have won extra funding will be announced in the new year.

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Extra funding to tackle gangs

The Home Office has announced an extra £500,000 of funding to help tackle gang and youth violence. It will also expand its frontline services to cover three more priority areas.