The Safer Streets Fund was launched by the Government in 2020, which has since then invested £120 million through four rounds of funding to provide reassurance to all and ensure the safety of public spaces. The tragic killing of Sarah Everard on 3rd March 2021 brought to the forefront concerns about women and girls' safety in public places. This money is given to local authorities, police forces, British Transport Police and eligible community groups to prevent violence against women and girls in public, neighbourhood crime and anti-social behaviour.
The funding seeks to:
Round Five of the project was launched on July 6. £42 million has been allocated to deal with neighbourhood crime, violence against women and girls (VAWG) and anti-social behaviour (ASB). Warwickshire has secured £1 million to address these issues by delivering 3 new projects between now and March 2025.
Further information about the Safer Streets Fund can be found here.