Merseyside Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) funding for sports organisations (deadline: 10am, Monday 18th November)

The newly formed Merseyside Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) is currently considering bids for early intervention projects tackling violent crime. It has been recognised that the sports sector will play a vital role in implementing interventions to prevent young people from becoming involved in, or a victim of, crime.Merseyside Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) funding for sports organisations (deadline: 10am, Monday 18th November)

The VRU has now appointed Healthy Stadia to commission projects from the sports sector through Home Office funding. All projects will need to start in early December 2019, with all project monies spent by 31st March 2020. Successful projects will also need to send a minimum of two members of staff to a free of charge ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) training course in January 2020.

For further information and to apply, click here to visit the Healthy Stadia website.

How to apply for funding

Organisations interested in applying for this funding will need to download and complete the following documents which are available at the bottom of this page:

  • VRU funding application form (sports sector)
  • Grant Funding Terms and Conditions

Information on additional documents that need to be submitted (e.g. annual accounts, safeguarding policy) are detailed in the main application form.

All documents will need to be submitted by 10.00am on Monday 18th November to: 

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Matthew Philpott at Healthy Stadia:  /  0151 237 2686