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Sport England are giving £400,000 to fund 49 projects aimed at young people at risk of being involved in serious violence.

Sport and physical activity are being used to try and help tackle serious violence and knife crime this summer. More than 3,000 young people will be given places on sport and activity programmes to help keep them away from possible violence and crime. As part of the initiative, announced today by Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Jeremy Wright, 49 projects are being awarded a total of £400,000 in National Lottery funding in London, the north west, west midlands and Yorkshire, benefiting 3,242 young people.