Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit
VRU partners from Trafford Council, GMP and Transport for Greater Manchester stand in Altrincham Interchange behind a Stop the Bleed branded table. They are holding bandages and tourniquets

Bleed control skills to help Greater Manchester’s young people save lives

More than 3,000 school children and members of the public across Greater Manchester have been taught vital skills around how to recognise and stop life-threatening bleeds. ‘Stop the Bleed Day’ is an annual initiative created in partnership between Greater Manchester’s Violence Reduction Unit and charity, citizenAID. Since the pilot in 2023, schools across the city-region […]

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New scheme to keep young people on the right track in Manchester

An innovative scheme that uses one-to-one bespoke support to help transform the lives of vulnerable young people caught up in or at risk of crime and steer them towards the right track, is coming to Manchester. Manchester city council is teaming up with national charity SHiFT and Greater Manchester’s Violence Reduction Unit to provide intensive […]

£200,000 funding boost for Wigan and Tameside in latest rollout of community programmes for young people

Community-led programmes supporting young people launched in Wigan and Tameside Grants of £100,000 awarded to VCSE organisations in both areas to provide safe spaces for young people and families and boost local pride in communities Wigan and Tameside are the latest boroughs to receive funding from Greater Manchester’s Violence Reduction Unit COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS supporting young […]

£300,000 funding boost for community sport programmes supporting young people at risk of violence

Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) has provided £300,000 of investment for community sport through the Greater Manchester Violence Prevention Fund. StreetGames are the VRU’s strategic sports partner and are responsible for commissioning organisations that can deliver against the VRU’s strategic sports plan. The £300,000 investment will use community sport-based interventions to enhance positive outcomes […]

Programme that helps young people transition from primary to secondary school supports over 150 students in year one

Funded by Greater Manchester’s Violence Reduction Unit, the primary transitions programme supports young people with the transition from primary to secondary school to mitigate potential risks of involvement in or connection with violence. The programme (also referred to as Blocks) responds to feedback from primary schools that intergenerational violence and knife carrying are affecting children […]

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