Safer Communities Fund News

£140,000 available for good causes in latest round of the Safer Communities Fund (12 Dec 2016)

Recovered criminal cash will be put to good use as the latest round of West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson's Safer Communities Fund opens for applications. The Safer Communities Fund is financed through money recovered from criminals by West Yorkshire Police ...

Over £1.5m of recovered criminal cash returned to our communities (2 Dec 2016)

Over £1.5m of money recovered from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act has now been returned to West Yorkshire communities under the Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson's Safer Communities Fund. 40 projects received a share of £167,355.47 at an awards evening held at ...

Latest Safer Communities Fund grant opens and targets crime prevention (30 Aug 2016)

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson's Safer Communities Fund has opened for applications with £140,000 available for good causes. The latest grant round has a crime prevention theme and projects are invited to apply that: Put crime prevention at the ...

Over £1.3 million of recovered money given to good causes by West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (24 June 2016)

More than 1.3 million pounds has now been awarded to charities, voluntary groups and other organisations across West Yorkshire under Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Mark Burns-Williamson's Safer Communities Fund (SCF). At an event at South Leeds Academy in Leeds last night (THURS) 32 ...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Sees Community Spirit in Dewsbury (16 Mar 2016)

Cash from the Proceeds of Crime Act has been used to raise awareness of issues including hate crime, forced marriage and honour-based violence by a Dewsbury project. West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Mark Burns-Williamson visited Ravensthorpe Community Centre Limited to ...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner inviting good causes to apply for a slice of £130,000 (14 Mar 2016)

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Mark Burns-Williamson has opened the latest grant round of his Safer Communities Fund (SCF) with £130,000 available for good causes. The Fund was created to help voluntary, community groups, charities and partners make their communities ...

Safer Communities Fund helps young women at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation (14 Mar 2016)

Thirty young women a week in Leeds are being kept safe from sexual exploitation thanks to funding provided by the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). Getaway Girls which is based in Harehills, Leeds, has supported the young women aged 11-18 years old with a range of issues ...

Airedale students create DVD to tackle alcohol and domestic abuse (11 Mar 2016)

Airedale Academy performing arts students have created a dance/drama DVD to raise awareness of the relationship between alcohol and domestic abuse. As part of the Castleford Community Alcohol Partnership, the students from Airedale Academy used their skills and in some cases first-hand ...

Over £1.2million of recovered money given to good causes by West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (4 Mar 2016)

More than 1.2 million pounds, £1,211,201.45, has now been awarded to charities, voluntary groups and other organisations across West Yorkshire under Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Mark Burns-Williamson's Safer Communities Fund (SCF). At an event at Hanson Academy in Bradford last night...

Antisocial youths in Bradford being educated thanks to Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Communities Fund (19 Feb 2016)

A peer education scheme is bringing at risk young people in Bradford together with ex-offenders to help steer them away from crime. The Engage Project, which is run by West Bowling Youth Initiative (WBYI), has been awarded two grants of £3,880 and £4,900 by the West Yorkshire Police and Crime...

Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Communities Fund helps adults with learning disabilities (29 Jan 2016)

A group that used money, given by West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) to work with adults with learning disabilities, has said they were struck by the number of them who had experienced hate and mate crime. The 'Why Don't We' charity, based in Bradford, was awarded two grants...

Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Communities Fund helps make young people safer in Kirklees (29 Jan 2016)

Young people in Kirklees are more aware about the dangers of grooming and child sexual exploitation thanks to funding provided by the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner. Freedom Personal Safety used their two grants from the Safer Communities Fund, which uses money taken from ...

Drug awareness project launched (18 Jan 2016)

A new project is being launched in the Keighley area to enlist parents and other people who work with youngsters to help combat the rise in cannabis use. A resource pack which includes scratch and sniff cards is being issued for the Keighley awareness project entitled 'No Excuses'. ...

£200,000 for good causes as the Safer Communities Fund opens for applications (30 Nov 2015)

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Mark Burns-Williamson has opened the latest grant round of the Safer Communities Fund (SCF) with £200,000 available to bid for. The money for the fund comes directly from money seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) ...

One million pounds given to West Yorkshire by Police and Crime Commissioner to help reduce crime (27 Nov 2015)

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, has awarded nearly £153,000 in the latest round of the Safer Communities Funds (SCF) grants - taking the grand total of awards given since the SCF began to over £1milllion. Successful applicants gathered at Wakefield ...

Police and Crime Commissioner Supports “It’s My Right” Transgender Youth Campaign (13 Oct 2015)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner is supporting a campaign to raise awareness that young people have a right to be themselves. The "It's My Right" campaign aims to ensure that young transgender people are able to challenge misconceptions and are aware of ...

New round of grants for Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Fund (1 Sept 2015)

A new round of grants for the Police and Crime Commissioner's Safer Communities Fund opens today (1st September). The grants are provided using money seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act within West Yorkshire. Local organisations and groups can apply for up to £5000. Around £140,000 has been...

Safer Communities Fund grant (11 May 2015)

Airedale & North Bradford, Bradford South, Calderdale, City & Holbeck, Kirklees, North East Leeds, North West Leeds, Wakefield

A new round of grants for the Police and Crime Commissioner's Safer Communities Fund opens today (11th May). The grants are provided using money seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act within West Yorkshire. Local organisations and groups can apply for up to £5,000. Around £140,000 has been made ...

Police and Crime Commissioner joins a No Way Trust visit (17 Mar 2015)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner visited a national crime prevention charity delivering sessions at Spen Valley Sports College in Liversedge last week (11/03). Prison Me! No-Way! Is an educational charity with the core aim of raising awareness among young ...

Commissioner’s Crime Fund continues to make a big impact (30 Jan 2015)

More than £700,000 has now been awarded to charities, voluntary groups and other organisations across West Yorkshire under the Police and Crime Commissioner's Safer Communities Fund. Money seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) is fed into this single community pot ...

Nearly £700,000 Awarded to Good Crime Causes in 2014 by West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (15 Dec 2014)

Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has now awarded £697,000 to more than 100 charities, voluntary groups and other organisations across West Yorkshire under the Safer Communities Fund. Money seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) is fed into this single ...

West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner opens latest community fund grant round (3 Nov 2014)

The fourth grant round of the Safer Communities Fund has officially opened today (03/11) with £130, 000 available for local groups and organisations. Applications for up to £7,500 can now be submitted and will be considered by an Independent Advisory Board. This latest grant round comes ...

Huge community boost from Commissioner crime fund with more than £500,000 awarded this year so far (23 Oct 2014)

More than half a million pounds, £567,000, has now been awarded to charities, voluntary groups and other organisations across West Yorkshire under the Police and Crime Commissioner's Safer Communities Fund. Money seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) is fed into ...

Commissioner fund targets diversity (4 Aug 2014)

Promoting diversity in West Yorkshire is the theme behind the latest round of the Safer Communities Fund. A third phase of grants has now officially opened, with £155,000 available for local groups and organisations. The money has been taken from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act...

Community boost from Commissioner crime fund (31 July 2014)

Charities and voluntary organisations across West Yorkshire have received a share of nearly £194,000 in the second round of grants under the Safer Communities Fund. Money seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act is fed into this single community pot exclusively for local ...

New Bidding Round Opens For Safer Communities Fund (12 May 2014)

The second grant round of the 'Safer Communities Fund' has officially opened today. (12/05) Around £170,000 of criminally gained assets, seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act, has been made available to local groups and organisations. Applications of up to £7,500 can now be submitted and ...

Community boost from Commissioner crime fund (2 May 2014)

Forty five community groups across West Yorkshire have received a share of £218,000 in the first round of grants under the Safer Communities Fund. Money seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act is fed into this single community pot exclusively for local initiatives. At an ...

New fund brings criminal cash back to communities (14 Feb 2014)

Up to half a million pounds a year in criminal assets is to be delivered back to communities in West Yorkshire. Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns Williamson has today (14/02) launched the Safer Communities Fund. It sees money seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act within the county ...

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