- Up to Current
- 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)
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 exclusively for local community safety initiatives.
Successful groups and projects have now been awarded thousands of pounds to support various initiatives.
During the fourth round of the Fund, 237 applications totalling £1.3million were received by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire.
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson said: "Once again I am delighted to be able to help a number of worthy causes and organisations applying for money from the Safer Communities Fund to help our communities feel safer in making an impact locally.
"This money will allow them to help provide an invaluable service to our local communities as funding cuts continue to impact on charities and voluntary groups across West Yorkshire.
"This is the fourth round of my Safer Communities Fund awards that, helping those in need make their communities safer and a further total of £142,253 has now gone to these projects across West Yorkshire. The sheer volume of applicants demonstrates just how crucial and popular this fund is.
"Each of the groups that were successful received 70 percent of the money applied for, and applications which met criteria in my Police and Crime Plan were received from a wide variety of groups and organisations in all parts of West Yorkshire.
"This significant level of demand really highlights the need to retain all Proceeds of Crime in the county and I will continue to making the case to Government for this to happen, rather than just 50% of POCA monies currently.
"The fund will be taking a very short break before the fifth round as we want to review, evaluate and map the projects and money already spent and we are doing this over the next couple of months.
"Round 5 (which will be the first of three grant rounds in 2015) will open in early spring - so please check our website for details at www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk."
West Yorkshire Police Temporary Deputy Chief Constable John
Robins said: ''West Yorkshire Police continue to work hard to
target those who make money from criminality. I am delighted
to see cash and assets seized from criminals being reinvested for
the benefit of our local communities.
''This redistribution of money, generated from criminality, illustrates our joint commitment to make our communities safer places to live and work.
''We are always keen to hear from anyone who believes someone in their community is living beyond their means. Information from the public continues to play a key part in identifying those involved in criminality and I would ask anyone with suspicions to speak to their local neighbourhood policing team via: 101 or report it, anonymously and in confidence, to Crimestoppers on: 0800 555 111.''