12th May 2023
Crime Prevention Through Sport Fund 2023 launch

We are delighted to be launching the next round of the Crime Prevention Through Sport Fund for 2023.

The Crime Prevention Through Sport Fund aims to support projects that use sport and physical activity to reduce violence, crime and anti-social behaviour.  This fund is for projects that focus on using activity as a tool to engage and support young people up to the age of 25.

Applications that use sport in its widest sense including traditional, informal sports and activities will be considered and encouraged to apply.

Wesport are proud to be working in partnership with Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership (SASP) to deliver the Crime Prevention through Sport Fund commissioned by Avon & Somerset Constabulary. Together this partnership will endeavour to support projects that have a considered approach to supporting young people who are involved or are at risk of being involved in criminal activity.

Avon and Somerset Police lead for serious violence, Superintendent James Raphael said:

“We are delighted to be continuing our partnership work alongside Wesport and SASP and to be offering funding once more. Whilst enforcement remains an important part of policing, diversion, and intervention and ultimately prevention is by far the better way to tackle serious violence. By ensuring a wide range of opportunities to engage young people in positive activities we hope to be able to support those who would otherwise become the victim of or involved in criminality."

The constabulary have committed a total of £50,000.00 to be shared across the Avon and Somerset area.

The 2023 fund is open for applications from 15th May to 12th June. 

Please visit our webpage to find out more and to submit an application. Any funding awarded will need to be spent and projects complete by the end of March 2024.

Contact Andy Blackmore for any further information on the fund via andy.blackmore@wesport.org.uk