Crime Prevention Through Sport Fund

The Crime Prevention Through Sport Fund is open for applications.
The deadline for applications is Monday 29th July 2024.

For most young people, offending is transitory but for a small group of young people this behaviour can be ingrained and pervasive. There is a lack of consensus about the reasons for offending but the link with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is increasingly seen as significant.

The Crime Prevention Through Sport Fund aims to support projects that use sport and physical activity to reduce violence, crime and anti-social behaviour.  This fund is for projects that focus on using activity as a tool to engage and support young people up to the age of 25. Applications that use sport in its widest sense including traditional, informal sports and activities will be considered and encouraged to apply.

Wesport are proud to be working in partnership with Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership (SASP) to deliver the Crime Prevention through Sport Fund commissioned by The Office of The Police and Crime Commissioner. Together this partnership will endeavour to support projects that have a considered approach to supporting young people who are involved or are at risk of being involved in criminal activity.

Avon and Somerset Police lead for serious violence, Superintendent James Raphael said:

We are delighted to be continuing our partnership work alongside Wesport and SASP and to be offering funding once more. Whilst enforcement remains an important part of policing, diversion, and intervention and ultimately prevention is by far the better way to tackle serious violence. By ensuring a wide range of opportunities to engage young people in positive activities we hope to be able to support those who would otherwise become the victim of or involved in criminality."

The Office of The Police and Crime Commissioner have committed a total of £70,000.00 to be shared across the Avon and Somerset area.

Maximum Grant applications should be in the region of £5,000.00.

This partnership will support, assess and award funding to projects that can demonstrate that their offer to young people and the structure of their interventions are considered around the people they aim to target and consider that young person’s whole environment.

Please ensure your project is supporting young people in the priority areas listed below.

Areas of Delivery

  • North - Henbury; Lawrence Weston; Lockleaze; Southmead; Hillfields
  • East - Fishponds; St Pauls; Easton; Barton Hill; Lawrence Hill
  • South - Hartcliffe; Knowle West
Bath & North East Somerset
  • Keynsham; Bath City Centre; Whiteway & Twerton; Midsomer Norton; Paulton
North Somerset
  • Weston-Super-Mare
South Gloucestershire
  • Patchway; Kingswood; Staple Hill; Yate


  • Bridgwater  
  • Street
  • Chard
  • Wellington 
  • Minehead 
  • Taunton 
  • Yeovil 
  • Frome
  • Glastonbury 

Applications are now open and will close on Monday July 29th 2024!

Below, you will see the application form and monitoring & evaluation requirements for organisations and participants. Please review these documents before submitting to ensure you are happy with the expectations.