Funding of more than £100,000 has been made available to community and voluntary organisations to help with work to reduce crime in Barking and Dagenham.

Organisations in the community and voluntary sector can apply for the funding if they offer services and interventions to meet the priorities of the Community Safety Partnership (CSP).

These include keeping children and young people safe, reducing reoffending, standing up to hate crime and tackling violence against women and girls.

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Barking and Dagenham Council said it also wants organisations to focus on support for victims, perceptions of safety and reduction of violence.

The authority re-launched its Lost Hours campaign tackling youth violence last October.

A total of £100,469 is available for funding and this must be spent by organisations by March 31, 2024.

Councillor Syed Ghani, cabinet member for enforcement and community safety, said: "There are some great organisations in the borough that do fantastic work to reduce crime and help people go down a better path.

"As a council, we want to support these groups and I strongly encourage them to apply for the funding, so they can continue supporting our residents."

The funding has been made available through the London Crime Prevention Fund provided by the Mayor of London's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).

Organisations have until Monday, February 20 to submit their applications and can apply here: