The Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP) uses a multi-agency ‘public health’ approach to tackling serious violence. Partners from the public, third and voluntary sectors work together using prevention and early intervention as a model of delivery.
MSP has been appointed to commission the sports sector to provide effective projects which target young people who may be at risk of experiencing or becoming involved with violent crime, gang culture or anti-social behaviour. We’re looking for organisations who can create and deliver effective sport and physical activity projects that can really change people’s lives!
Our work will be targeted in thirteen key wards across Merseyside and we’ll be looking for projects which target a wide range of young people in these communities. It’s essential that applications target the priority wards and audience whilst clearly demonstrating how young people have been central to creating the project.
We’ve created a simple process for sport providers to put themselves forward to work with MSP on this project.
We’re targeting priority areas to provide sport and physical activity for the under 25s that will help direct them to better outcomes in life. So, we want to create projects that not only improve the physical and mental wellbeing of beneficiaries but also set young people on a journey away from negative influences and actions.
To get this right, we’ll need to involve young people in our project creation. With this in mind, we’ll be looking for projects that can clearly demonstrate how the voice of young people has shaped delivery.