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The High Sheriff's Initiative Fund

The High Sheriff's Initiative encourages the development of projects which bring people closer to their communities to create a more cohesive society. It awards grants to groups working to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, to especially support young people and help improve community safety. We especially welcome applications that focus on arts, music and sports. 

This year the Northamptonshire High Sheriff’s Initiative Fund's focus will be on tackling serious youth violence and your project proposal must cover one of the following themes:

Preventative: Projects working with vulnerable families and communities to reduce childhood adversity

Early intervention: Projects working with at risk or excluded children and young people

Intervention: Projects working with young people at risk of offending or re-offending in relation to violent crime

The Fund is open to new and existing projects, as well as projects which are led by young people.

If your expression of interest is shortlisted your organisation will be asked to be involved in a project visit at the end of July and funding decisions announced at the start of August.

Groups can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 for their project. 

Closing date: 5pm on Monday 24th June 2024

The fund has now closed

For recent examples of projects previously funded please visit our grants awarded page.


For more information about eligibility and information on supporting documents please visit our Help for Groups section.

Please click here to view our Diversity Statement applicable to our grant awards.

Our funds and programmes are working towards the 9 UN SDGs we have adopted into our charitable activities. For more information please click here