Drive Partnership

The central Drive Partnership is made up of Respect, SafeLives and Social Finance.

Drive is a national project, with service providers delivering the intervention in local areas. The original Drive pilot has been delivered since 2016 in Essex, South Wales and West Sussex, by the Change Project, Safer Merthyr Tydfil, and DVIP (division of the Richmond Fellowship) and Hampton Trust. In 2018, replication testing began in Croydon in London, Worcester in West Mercia, Birmingham and Sandwell in the West Midlands, Cardiff in South Wales, delivered by Rise Mutual, Cranstoun, the Richmond Fellowship, and Safer Merthyr Tydfil.

The pilot programmes are funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales, Comic Relief, Tudor Trust and the Police and Crime Commissioners in all three areas. The project has also benefited from local authority support. The replication sites which launched in 2018, are funded by the Police Transformation Fund, local authorities and PCC support.