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- Community boost from Commissioner crime fund (31 July 2014)
- Commissioner fund targets diversity (4 Aug 2014)
- Huge community boost from Commissioner crime fund with more than £500,000 awarded this year so far (23 Oct 2014)
- West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner opens latest community fund grant round (3 Nov 2014)
- Nearly £700,000 Awarded to Good Crime Causes in 2014 by West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (15 Dec 2014)
- Commissioner’s Crime Fund continues to make a big impact (30 Jan 2015)
- Safer Communities Fund grant (11 May 2015)
- New round of grants for Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Fund (1 Sept 2015)
- One million pounds given to West Yorkshire by Police and Crime Commissioner to help reduce crime (27 Nov 2015)
- £200,000 for good causes as the Safer Communities Fund opens for applications (30 Nov 2015)
- Antisocial youths in Bradford being educated thanks to Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Communities Fund (19 Feb 2016)
- Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Communities Fund helps adults with learning disabilities (29 Jan 2016)
- Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Communities Fund helps make young people safer in Kirklees (29 Jan 2016)
- Drug awareness project launched (18 Jan 2016)
- Police and Crime Commissioner Supports “It’s My Right” Transgender Youth Campaign (13 Oct 2015)
- Police and Crime Commissioner joins a No Way Trust visit (17 Mar 2015)
- Over £1.2million of recovered money given to good causes by West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (4 Mar 2016)
- Airedale students create DVD to tackle alcohol and domestic abuse (11 Mar 2016)
- Safer Communities Fund helps young women at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation (14 Mar 2016)
- 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 Sees Community Spirit in Dewsbury (16 Mar 2016)
- Over £1.3 million of recovered money given to good causes by West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (24 June 2016)
- £140,000 available for good causes in latest round of the Safer Communities Fund (12 Dec 2016)
- Latest Safer Communities Fund grant opens and targets crime prevention (30 Aug 2016)
- Over £1.5m of recovered criminal cash returned to our communities (2 Dec 2016)
£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 and prosecutors under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).
The latest round of the Fund has £140,000 available for voluntary, community groups, charities and partners who meet the outcomes in the new Police and Crime Plan.
Groups are able to apply for grants of up to £5000 to fund projects that will keep their community's safe and feeling safe.
The Fund has undergone an update following the release of the new Police and Crime Plan last week and potential applicants are advised to read the refreshed guidance notes and terms and conditions before starting their application.
This latest grant round comes after the Fund crossed the £1.5m milestone with over 340 projects from across West Yorkshire benefitting so far.
Mark Burns-Williamson said: "The Safer Communities Fund is now in its 10th grant round and continues to have a direct and meaningful impact in our communities. The continuation of making this fund available I feel is crucial and a key pledge I made on being re-elected.
"Grants will be awarded to projects looking to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, safeguard vulnerable people, make sure criminal justice works for communities and support victims and witnesses.
"I know government cuts have impacted on our communities in different ways and I would urge any organisation looking to make a difference to see if they are eligible to apply for a grant of up to £5000.
"Without the hard work of West Yorkshire Police and prosecutors this fund couldn't exist and I am continually grateful for their excellent work in recovering ill-gotten assets from criminals."
West Yorkshire Chief Constable Dee Collins said: "It is really satisfying to see criminal proceeds being put back into the communities which have often been directly harmed by the actions of these individuals.
"I encourage anyone who is aware, or has suspicions about people who may be benefitting from crime or those who appear to be living well beyond their means, to let us know.
"We are determined to vigorously pursue proceeds of crime confiscations through the courts to ensure criminals do not benefit from crime and helping make money available to improve communities."
To find out more about the Safer Communities Fund, including how to apply, visit /safer-communities-fund.aspx. The Fund closes for applications at 5pm on 20 January 2017.