In January 2022, Active Communities became a delivery partner in a new Renfrewshire project called Young and Equally Safe in Renfrewshire. Active Communities support the development of this externally funded project that will develop the current school-based Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) programme into the community.
This is funded by the Delivering Equally Safe Fund and administered by Inspiring Scotland. This 2-year project will be led by Renfrewshire Council's Youth Services in partnership with Children’s Services and Active Communities. The ambition is to build on the good practice and skills base in Renfrewshire over the past 7 years of MVP delivery in secondary schools.
Active Communities' role is to develop and deliver the MVP training programme and resources to recruited MVP leaders who will then become the Equally Safe Leaders, support a youth led campaign on raising awareness of gender-based violence (GBV) and support the Equally Safe Leaders in presenting and influencing strategic planning around GBV and MVP.