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VRU Phase 2 Funded Projects (2020-2021)

Phase 2 of the VRU launched on 1st April 2020 and will run until 31st March 2021 – the work delivered will align to the 4 VRU key themes of; Connecting Communities, Reduce Offending, Working with Families & Youth Diversion. Please view our Response Strategy which details the vision of the VRU and our strategic plans for reducing serious violence across Northumbria, and ultimately improving lives to prevent crime.

Funding for Phase 2 was allocated to projects and programmes that would enable us to deliver the above mentioned strategy and allocated in line with our themes:

  • Connecting Communities
    1. Adversity Awareness
    2. Strengthening Partnerships
  • Reduce Offending
    1. Working together to reduce re-offending
    2. Out of Court Disposals
    3. Violence Reduction Link Workers
  • Working with Families
    1. Thrive in Beacon Lough East
    2. Southwick Hub
    3. Family Entrepreneurs
  • Youth Diversion
    1. YOLO Programme
    2. School Liaison Officers


An overview of the interventions and funding totals can be viewed here.