CASH WINDFALL UP FOR GRABS TO TACKLE LOCAL ISSUES
Work to prevent crime and disorder will be boosted by the West
Yorkshire Police Community Trust.
The Community Trust has funds of up to £2,500 up for grabs in its
latest grants round and gives local community/voluntary groups the
chance to apply for funding to support their valuable work in
addressing the issues identified by local communities.
A total of £50,000 worth of funding has been allocated to this grant
round and applications are sought from community and volunteer
groups as well as charities and other non-profitable organisations
that can make a positive difference to their communities.
The Community Trust has distributed almost £800,000 to worthwhile
projects since it was established in 1996. The Community Trust is
funded by seizing assets from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime
Act and also through fundraising and private donations.
Last year's grant recipients included;
Bradford Dragons Basketball Club ? that were granted £1,440 to help
deliver outdoor basketball taster sessions in parks and outdoor
courts around the Bingley area. It?s aim was to try and attract more
young people away from anti-social behaviour by becoming involved in
a new sport.
Youth.com Fest received £1,240 worth of funding to provide
diversionary activities for young people from all over Huddersfield.
They have been given cookery lessons from a local celebrity chef, a
photography workshop from a local, professional photographer and
were able to film with
a successful film-maker from Huddersfield.
Greenside Community Centre ? were given £390 to provide residents
with a safe and fun environment. Many of its residents are over 80
and benefited from increased security and entertainment over the
Bob Lewis, Trustee of the West Yorkshire Police Community Trust,
said: We're encouraging groups from across West Yorkshire to apply
for a grant from the Community Trust. We have seen some great work
and projects from previous applicants and we're sure this will
continue this year. The Trust remains committed to funding these
grants at a local level because of the valuable benefits that are
achieved. It has supported hundreds of local community groups
and small charities
across West Yorkshire over the years, helping them to make a real
difference to the lives of others.
The deadline for submitting your applications is Friday 10 September
2010 and all applications must be endorsed by an officer from your
local Neighbourhood Policing Team. To ensure endorsement is received
prior to the closing date we suggest you make contact with your
Team three weeks prior to the closing date.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by
mid October and receive their grants at an Awards Night in late
To apply, call 01924 292646 or email
The West Yorkshire Police Community Trust provides grants to
voluntary and community groups within the county to support
activities that help in the reduction of crime and anti-social
Community/voluntary groups are urged to visit
www.westyorkshire.police.uk/communitytrust for information on
the next grant round where they can apply for funding.
Wakefield North West Neighbourhood Policing Team
Tel no: 01924 294 671