Mayor of London announces extra £800,000 funding to help combat violence in Brent

A £14.5m fund to tackle violence across the capital was announced by The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan on a visit to Church End today (10 May).

Over the next two years, the cash boost will support local ‘MyEnds’ groups to tackle violence through prevention in neighborhoods in Brent, as well as eight other boroughs.

The Violence Reduction Unit’s MyEnds programme puts communities at the forefront of tackling violence by giving them the support they need to deliver locally-designed interventions.

This morning, the Mayor of London visited the Unity Centre in Church End to meet with the borough’s MyEnds group – I AM Brent, a consortium of six local grassroots organisations: Step Up Hub, Connect Stars, PLIAS Resettlement, United Borders, Sport at the Heart and Hilltop Circle.

The funding will enable them to continue their work to tackle violence across three local estates through a range of initiatives including: detached youth work, school-based interventions, parental support, case work, peer mentoring and leadership training.