Category: Children and young people

Innovation Fund 2023-25

The programme, funded by the Violence Reduction Unit is delivered by Rocket Science with capacity building support from Action for Race Equity (ARE) Read on to find out more and how to apply. Who is the Programme for? London’s Violence Reduction Unit is committed to encouraging creativity, experimentation and investing in community-led solutions to addressing […]

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Working with London VRU to deliver £1.9m of grant funding

Working with London Violence Reduction Unit to deliver £1.9m of grant funding The Stronger Futures Programme enables community-led groups to support vulnerable 10-18-year-old Londoners by providing opportunities and support in the hours following school, as well as at weekends in some cases. It has invested £1.9m across 18 projects across London with grants of £40,000-£100,000pa.  […]

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Education research breaking new ground

Education research breaking new ground The West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) is paving the way for new approaches that keep young people in education and away from harm. We were commissioned to undertake research around school absence, exclusion, special education needs (SEN) and/or neurodiversity. Neurodiversity describes the idea that people experience and interact with the world […]

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Stronger Futures Programme 2023-25

Today, June 8th 2023, marks the launch of the Stronger Futures Programme The programme, funded by the Violence Reduction Unit is delivered by Rocket Science with the Action for Race Equality (ARE). Read on to find out more and how to apply. Who is the Programme for? Launched today (8 June 2023), The Stronger Futures […]

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How inequalities lock people out of realising their aspirations

How inequalities lock people out of realising their aspirations Earlier this year Labour failed in an attempt end the tax breaks many private schools achieve through charitable statuses. This has been a key focus for Kier Starmer in recent months, and his party claimed ending such a move could raise £1.7bn to be spent on teachers, careers advice, and […]

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