Birmingham is set to be handed more than £1.2 million to be used to tackle gang and youth violence.
The city is one of 22 areas which shares in a total £7.3 million.
The Ending Gang and Youth Violence Report, published last month, sets out Government plans to prioritise £10 million of Home Office investment in early intervention work in 2012-13 supporting up to 30 areas “most affected by gangs and youth violence”.
Researchers used data on serious youth violence and local police intelligence on gang activity to identify 22 problem areas which were announced today.
Birmingham is set to receive the most money, £1,285,036, with Manchester receiving the second biggest handout, £715,763, and Liverpool receiving the third largest amount, £566,643.
The rest of the money is split across the London boroughs and across the country.
Home Secretary Theresa May said: “We are providing practical help and support to those communities most affected by gang and youth violence.
“The aim is to help local areas themselves understand the specific problems they face and to develop local and effective solutions.”
The Government said the money will go towards work including:
•providing support to local areas to tackle the problem
•preventing young people from becoming involved in violence in the first place - with a new emphasis on early intervention and prevention
•offering pathways out of violence and the gang culture for young people, who want to break with the past
•punishment and enforcement to suppress the violence of those refusing to exit violent lifestyles
•partnership-working to join up the way local areas respond to gang and other youth violence.
Eight areas remain to be announced and they will share the remainder of the £10 millon, the Home Office said.
Areas being funded:
Tower Hamlets £258,697
Waltham Forest £226,945