About Safer Streets

Safer Streets is a Home Office grant fund which supports local authorities and police forces to tackle neighbourhood crime.

The funding can be used for various innovative interventions and investments to improve the safety of public places for all, with a particular focus on reducing Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) crimes.

Aims

  • Reduce Violence Against Women Girls (VAWG) and increase women and girls’ feelings of safety in public spaces;
  • Build the evidence base for what works on reducing VAWG crimes and increasing women and girls’ feelings of safety in the public domain;
  • Improve the national and local data picture regarding VAWG crimes in public spaces, which could include increased reporting for some crime types; and
  • Make public spaces safer for all.

Funding

As a result of a successful joint bid made by North Somerset and Somerset Councils to the Home Office Safer Streets Fund, we have been awarded £324,449 to tackle sexual harassment and violence against women and girls.