Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund

The Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund allows voluntary, community groups, charities and partners to apply for funding.


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Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund - Grant Round 6

Grant Round 6 of the Mayors Safer Communities Fund, which made up to £500,000 available to groups and organisations across West Yorkshire, has now closed.

Applications of up to £10,000 were invited to support the priorities in the Police and Crime Plan:

  • Supporting victims and witnesses and improving criminal justice outcomes.
  • Keeping people safe and building resilience.
  • Safer places and thriving communities.
  • Responding to multiple and complex needs.

Anyone delivering in any part of West Yorkshire across Bradford, Calderdale, Leeds, Kirklees and Wakefield Districts could apply.

Additionally, and for the first time, the fund was also open to projects which will deliver the BUILD element of Clear, Hold Build (CHB) in three Home Office pilot areas across West Yorkshire.

CHB is a framework designed to improve the local response to tackling serious and organised crime threats, and we invited projects delivering in BD3 in Bradford, Harehills in Leeds, and Ashbrow in Kirklees to apply. Find out more about Clear, Hold, Build.

The fund closed on midday on Thursday 13 June.

Note: Successful Grant recipients from Grant Round 5 are not eligible to apply.

Total monies to allocate £500,000
Bids open 13 May 2024
Bids close Thursday 13 June 2024 - 12pm noon
Funds awarded 11 September 2024
Application status Closed

Read more about the successful applications.

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The Mayor’s fund is financed from monies recovered by West Yorkshire Police under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA). The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 lets the police and prosecutors confiscate or recover the proceeds of crime from criminals.