Cash seized will benefit community

Mark Burns-Williamson
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The latest round of the Safer Communities Fund grants have been awarded by the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson.

Successful applicants gathered at Brighouse High School last night.

The grants come from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Communities Fund which uses money seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

It was started 18 months ago by Mr Burns-Williamson, who said: “There is an incredible demand for funding to pay for community projects which will help people across the county be safer and feel safer.

“I would urge any organisations or groups that feel they meet the criteria for the grants to apply in the next round. We have helped some very worthwhile causes in the previous years and I hope this year will see more.”

In this round, successful Calderdale applicants were Halifax Street Angels, Sunnyvale Fisheries, Project Colt, Halifax Boxing Sport and Fitness Club and Lifeline Project.

The next grant round opens on September 1, 2015 - more information at http://www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/our-business/the-police-crime-plan.aspx