Safer Neighbourhoods Fund
The Safer Neighbourhoods Fund is currently closed for applications.
In alignment with the council’s key priorities, the Safer Neighbourhoods Fund will support groups and organisations of the following types:
- Voluntary sector
It will help them to access funding to support the delivery of youth and diversionary activities and enable representative groups to strengthen their local communities.
The Safer Neighbourhoods Fund achieves this through two distinctive funding streams.
Strengthening Communities stream
This stream builds resilience in our communities by supporting local campaigns or projects. For example, Neighbourhood Watches and Residents Associations that can help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, promoting safety and security in neighbourhoods.
We are keen to enable all residents to have
- The opportunity to have confidence in where they live
- A sense of self-determination over community provision
- A local voice in all areas
A maximum amount of £2,000 can be awarded per applicant.
Youth Outreach and Engagement stream
This stream ensures that the youth of our city get a good start in life. It does this by supporting projects and initiatives which support young people and reduce the incidence and opportunity for anti-social behaviour.
We hope to enhance the safety of our areas for young people, creating a positive space with opportunities for our youth to develop and learn new skills, and improve their wellbeing.
A maximum amount of £20,000 can be awarded per applicant.
See below for the full list of organisations that have received funding in this round of the Safer Neighbourhoods Fund:
Strengthening Communities stream SHOW
|Awaaz FM Community Radio||£1,540.00||To build a sense of pride in the neighbourhood and our city, and promote community engagement focused on digital publicity, and make social media videos that encourage residents to use this opportunity to speak out about where they live and allow a local voice across different platforms.|
|Cross-Culture Hub CIC||£1,993.59||To provide sewing, knitting and craft workshops for their group which aims to empower different ethnic minorities and marginalised groups to become more engaged with their neighbourhood and community. Also towards building self-confidence through exposure of community events and safe environments.|
|Darlington Gardens Neighbourhood Watch||£1,000.00||To install new Neighbourhood Watch street signage to raise crime awareness, implement additional security measures, produce regular newsletters and crime flyers, and hold fundraising events.|
|Friends of Olive Road Community and Play Park||£1,000.00||Towards materials to kickstart this group including promotion to engage with the local community, hall hire, and support with local fundraising events.|
|LMC Taekwondo||£1,271.99||To create the opportunity to expand their resources and classes for more children and young adults to get involved with martial arts.|
|MHA Communities Southampton||£1,950.00||To provide safe transport and ensure their most vulnerable members are able to access their services.|
|The Bedford Place and Polygon Residents Association||£352.80||To make use of the unused notice board on Bedford Place Road and promote local arts and artists under the concept of "Southampton's Tiniest Art Gallery".|
Youth Outreach and Engagement stream awards SHOW
|One Ummah Your Community||£4,884.23||To set up activities acting as a community hub that will bring the youth together including boxing classes, football coaching sessions, cricket sessions, and team building activities.|
|Active Me 360||£19,952.50||To improve vocational prospects for disengaged young people by engaging a group of young people at a school in Southampton’s Redbridge and Millbrook area. Pupils will be able to gain a level one coaching assistant qualification and the opportunity to gain a Explore Arts Award qualification.|
|Chinese Association of Southampton||£9,014.00||To support their youth project which aims to to improve physical health through learning Kungfu and dancing exercises, along with improving mental strength and learning new skills and social skills through games, scientific toys, and music.|
|City of Southampton Swimming Club (CSSC)||£12,427.15||To run community engagement exercises including ‘taster sessions’ in schools and across Southampton, towards young person training bursaries, and hardship support for swimmers from disadvantaged backgrounds.|
|City Reach Youth Project||£8,540.00||To restart a dedicated group for young women aged 10-18 which provides a safe place to make friends, build confidence, participate in sports, learn life skills (personal safety, budgeting and money management), work with young women on healthy relationships and lifestyles, and share any concerns or worries, and towards a youth forum.|
|Drop the Mask Productions CIC||£12,000.00||To improve and give new skills and change behaviours by creating courses and events including Virtual Realty, 360 tours, and film making for young persons that have challenging mental health and/or behaviours.|
|Energise Me||£10,000.00||Towards running The Agency, a social entrepreneurship programme enabling young people aged 15-25 to turn their desires into project ideas and pitch for £2000 to make them happen. Young people will lead the change they want to see in their communities and become protagonists in the city. Previous projects cover sports, dance environmental action, education, and art.|
|Friends of Hightown (Hightown Primary School)||£9,800.00||To provide Hightown's children with some of the opportunities that they currently are limited in or lack. Children who do not have access to a garden or regular outdoor space can be provided with regular access to a productive use of Hightown Primary School grounds. To provide additional opportunities for a group of children to develop their self-confidence and skills to contribute towards their community.|
|Institute of Fine arts (Sri Matha Shruthi Laya Kshethrram)||£15,755.00||Towards studio recording equipment to create educational projects involving young people including instructional audio and video classes educating about Indian and fusion classical compositions. To aid youth employment in the arts field and promote general good behaviour to give a good start in life.|
|Monty’s Community Hub (including Monty’s Bike Hub)||£11,930.00||Towards sports and BMX-based detached youth outreach work to positively engage with young people vulnerable to ASB/crime.|
|No Limits||£16,434.78||To reduce anti-social behaviour in the city by increasing engagement from children and young people at risk of such behaviour through providing interesting resources and the opportunity for group events/positive activities.|
|Northam Community Link||£17,475.00||To provide training opportunities for parents and young people, in first aid and parenting, to work on intergenerational projects, to bring some fun new experiences to the community through activities and events, and to provide some community engagement fun days and gatherings.|
|Oasis Community Hub Mayfield (Oasis Hub East Southampton)||£19,990.00||To sustain and develop detached youth outreach work in the east of Southampton by supporting youth worker time and the youth van to meet young people where they are, offer hot or cold drinks, and provide a space for games and conversations.|
|Parklife Community Interest Company||£19,832.59||To promote physical and mental well-being for young staff and volunteers as part of their mission to support young people in the community, through a combination of boxing/fitness and art well-being sessions alongside training and support in the cafe.|
|Plus You Limited||£20,000.00||To run two detached youths sessions to support children and young people who need support and/or are at risk of becoming involved with anti-social behaviour and criminal activity in the Thornhill area. Activities and conversations will be based on the needs and interests of the young people, with a focus on supporting them to realise the danger of criminal involvement and support them to reduce instances of anti-social behaviour.|
|Ropewalk Community Garden||£16,916.00||To repair their garden shed to a standard where they are able to run accessible workshops around building self-esteem and improving wellbeing for the community, and to provide a sheltered area enabling them to run activities in the winter.|
|Saints Foundation (SFC)||£10,000.00||Towards sessions which focus on breaking the cycle of youth violence, providing those aged 14-17 with tools to thrive within the community and overcome life challenges including young people who are either offending or are at risk of offending.|
|Southampton Children’s Play Association||£17,400.20||To provide a Junior Club and safe space in the afternoon/evening during term time, and provide positive activities to suit everyone, workshops to learn new skills thus having a positive impact on physical and mental health, confidence, self-esteem, and wellbeing, for which the whole family can attend.|
|Southampton City Farm||£19,906.00||To set up a new youth club which would be free for anyone under 18 to drop in to the farm on a Saturday and spend time with the animals to improve mental wellbeing, increase life skills through communication, learn employable skills such as cooking and cleaning, and improve team work through team building exercises.|
|Stand Against Violence||£12,000.00||To deliver violence prevention workshops to schools in the city which encourage discussion between young people around what violence is, what the impact can be and how it can be prevented.|
|Testlands||£10,000.00||Towards equipment to allow the increase of their twilight sports sessions and youth club sessions. To run parental support and wellbeing advice workshops to help create a new network of local community residents (including children and young people) that will help support the sustainability of the additional activities as well as have a large input into planned larger regular events.|
|Unexpected Places Limited||£8,312.20||To run a theatre project with three secondary schools in Southampton working with groups of 20 young people which focus on adolescent mental health issues to support young people in. The project will enable students to explore relevant issues and coping strategies for mental health specific to their age group and engage them to create a performance that is both filmed and written into a script which can then be used by other schools across the region, to support further young people.|
|Weston Church Youth Project||£11,237.00||To extend current programmes and start new projects including offering weekly mental-health workshops, after-school wellbeing projects, and detached work around Weston, working to have a greater impact on physical and mental health, engagement with education and the behaviour of young people in the community.|
|YMCA Newtown||£18,915.00||To set up a girls social club that will bring the girls in the Newtown area together to build stronger relationships and engage them in a range of activities that will improve their creative/social skills, resilience, health, and wellbeing.|
|Youth Options (Daisy Dip & Harefield)||£20,000.00||To continue successful open access sessions at Daisy Dip Park, supporting children and young people who live on the Flowers Estate. To start delivering community youth work in the Harefield area to help children and young people who need support and/or are at risk of becoming involved with ASB and criminal activity. Projects will provide activities, conversations and a focus on supporting young people to realise the danger of criminal involvement and support them to reduce instances of ASB.|
A webinar will be held for prospective applicants following the launch of this fund. This will be to discuss our available funds, advice for grant applications, and allow for any questions.
The webinars will be held on the following dates, select the link to join the meeting:
Wednesday 26 October 3-4pm – This date has passed.
Thursday 3 November 6-7pm – This date has passed.