Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire | WYPCC

About the Fund

The Safer Communities Fund is currently closed for applications.

Any updates on the fund will be posted here.
It is likely that a new grant round will be announced early in the autumn 2021.
If you want any more information about the fund or any previous grant rounds email [email protected]


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The Safer Communities Fund has been launched to help voluntary, community groups, charities and partners keep their communities safe and feeling safe.  Grants will be awarded in line with the outcomes and priorities set out in the Police and Crime plan.  To find out more about the plan, its outcomes and priorities and how they were decided please visit https://www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/our-business/the-police-crime-plan.

The Safer Communities Fund is financed from monies recovered by West Yorkshire Police under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA). The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 lets us confiscate or recover the proceeds of crime from a criminal. Find out more about the Proceeds of Crime Act.


How to apply

In order to apply for a grant from the Safer Communities Fund you will need to complete an application form. Before starting the application form please read the Guidance Notes and the Terms & Conditions. You will also need to familiarise yourself with the outcomes and priorities from the Police and Crime Plan which can be found on page 1 of the Plan. Hard copies of the application form can be requested by contacting the Safer Communities Fund Team.

To find out more about how to apply, please visit the "How to Apply" section.


Fund objectives

  • To put POCA money back into communities
  • Promote a simple, inclusive and transparent grant process
  • To provide grants which can make a difference and make communities safer and feel safer

Overall the fund will support projects which seek to bring partners and communities together to tackle priorities in the Police and Crime Plan.


Why should they?

West Yorkshire Police are encouraging groups or individuals through their "Why should they?"  campaign to report anyone they suspect are living off the proceeds of crime. 

To do this call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 or visit their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org  

Please visit https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/whyshouldthey for more information.

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