Funding of £350k is to be used for proactive community work, knife crime prevention and serious youth violence prevention.
Applications to apply for a grant of up to £25,000 close midday on Friday 20 December.
Grassroots community safety projects will benefit from £250k through the Community Safety Fund and in a double boost for community groups.
A further £100k has been invested by Nottinghamshire’s Violence Reduction Unit.
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping said: “Each and every one of us has a responsibility to support young people to become safe and active members of their community and to help them to achieve their potential.
“It takes the whole community to raise a child and it is imperative we intervene early to reduce the risks and prevent further tragedies on our streets.”
Nottinghamshire police have examined how the Church could play a pro-active role in reducing serious violence in key hotspots of Nottinghamshire.
Tipping pledged to prioritise community-led projects that tackle serious violence by focusing on a public health approach.
The model believes that violence is preventable and that by understanding and addressing the root causes it is possible to stop it happening.