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Community Fund: Diversion from Anti-Social Behaviour and Crime

The Community Fund: Diversion from Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) and Crime is a collaboration between the OPCC and VRN reflecting our shared commitment to prevention and early intervention and the value of partnering with communities in our collective efforts to keep our children and young people safe. 

This new partnership, led by the VRN’s Community and Young Person Involvement Officer Lisa Wilkinson, will be collaborating over the next 12 months to 2 years and involves a range of different community partners and projects across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.  ​

​The 12 partners working directly with the VRN team are:

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​Find out more about each project below and see some of the projects in action in the gallery. 

Passion (Shepshed)

Passion - Drop in Service (Age range: 11 to 18) 
Providing pool, karaoke, arts and crafts and discussions.

FC Belgrave (Belgrave)

Unite Leicester (Age range: 12 - 30)

Providing football training sessions.

Highfields Centre  (Highfields)

Young futures (Age range: Under 25) 
Providing music production, photography, and videography.

The Centre Project (City Centre)

Freedom Youth Club (Age range: Under 25)
Providing a range of activities including table tennis, pool, snooker.

The Braunstone Foundation (Braunstone)

Grove Community Hub (Age range: 8 - 24)

​Providing Street Dance, Basketball, Boxing and football.

HCYC (Harborough District)

Crazy Times, run in partnership with The Prince’s Trust providing weekly 3-hour sessions involving purposeful activities and support relevant to education courses.

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Sensational Vibes (Highfields)

Sensational Vibes Youth and Community Development Group (Age range: 10 - 25)

Providing music production and mentoring through the Sensational Vibes bus.

Team Hub (New Parks)

Boyz Zone (Age range: 10 - 13)
Boys only session providing games room, football, and other activities.

Wesley Hall (Spinney Hill)

Preventing ASB in Spinney Hills (Age range: 11-16)
Providing focussed youth sessions.

E2 (Beaumont Leys)

Youth Led Intervention Project
(Age range: 10 - 16)

Providing three social action projects including:

  • F.U.N.K.I Café – cooking, barista training and socialising

  • Teenfluencers – social media creative group

  • Live the Game –  football project.

Pedestrian (City and County

We Are Here (Age range: 10 - 16)

Girls only session providing creative activities around female empowerment including printmaking, music, and lyric writing. 

St Matthews Big Local (St Matthews)

The Big Smile Project (Age range: 12 - 30)

Providing football sessions at the Multi-Use Games Area.

Please email us if you would like further information about the project.

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