- 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)
Latest Safer Communities Fund grant opens and targets crime prevention (30 Aug 2016)
The latest grant round has a crime prevention theme and projects are invited to apply that:
- Put crime prevention at the forefront of efforts to reduce the opportunity for crime for example acquisitive crime (such as burglary and car crime), violent crime, business crime and anti-social behaviour.
- Provide security solutions for community projects, properties or community enterprises.
- Provide crime prevention support to communities and organisations such as school/colleges, businesses and the third sector.
- Early intervention projects helping to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour.
The Safer Communities Fund is financed by money seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA secured by police and prosecutors) which is fed into this single pot exclusively for local community safety initiatives.
The Safer Communities Fund has been a huge success since it launched in February 2014. So far over 300 projects from across West Yorkshire have benefited from over £1.3million.
Supporting and safeguarding victims and vulnerable people, increasing opportunities for young people, working with offenders to reduce re-offending, preventing crime, and tackling anti-social behaviour are just a few examples of funded projects. For full details of funded projects visit /safer-communities-fund/successful-applications.aspx
Mark Burns-Williamson said "I am delighted that we have been able to give so much money back to our communities for invaluable projects and services, especially at a time when austerity and budget cuts are biting hard.
"This round has a crime prevention theme and money will be allocated to projects who can demonstrate they are working specifically towards preventing crime. Investing in crime prevention is key to making sure our communities are safer and feel safer.
"However the fund isn't just about the grant, we also actively encourage partnership working between groups and organisations who often make new contacts at the fund awards evening.
"I want this money to go as far as possible and reach as many groups as possible so if you know of a project that could use some funding please urge them to have a look at the Safer Communities Fund. Grants can be applied for up to a maximum of £5000 and there is no lower limit.
"Without the tireless efforts of West Yorkshire Police and prosecutors in locating and seizing the proceeds of crime from criminals this fund couldn't run and their work is very much appreciated."
Temporary Chief Constable Dee Collins, said: "The Safer Communities Fund reinforces that crime does not pay. By reinvesting seized criminal assets we can support safer communities to make a real difference in their area.
"I would encourage any organisation that feels they meet the necessary criteria to apply for a grant. I hope this money seized from those who cause harm to our communities can now be used for the benefit of all our diverse communities"
To find out more about the Safer Communities Fund including how to apply visit /safer-communities-fund.aspx or call 01924 294000. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 23 September.