I want to apply but I want to just speak to someone first.
You can contact the team via email and ask for a meeting or a chat to talk through your ideas. Visit the contact page.
What should I do if I want to apply?
You can apply online, you must read the guidance notes before you apply.
Can I save my online application and complete it later?
Yes you can save your application and complete it later. Click the "Save and Continue Later" button at the bottom left of the application form. You will then receive an email from SmartSurvey with a link to continue your application. Be sure to check your junk mail folder if you can't find it.
What happens when I have applied and received notification?
All applications are reviewed against the Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund criteria. Applications are considered by an Independent Advisory Board. The Advisory Board meets and makes recommendations to the Mayor. The Mayor makes the final decision on who is successful.
I've saved my application but I haven't been sent an email.
You should've been sent an email from SmartSurvey with a link to continue your application. Be sure to check your junk mail folder if you can't find it. If you haven't received an email from SmartSurvey please contact the Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund team and they will send you the link to continue your application.
How do I know if I qualify for funding?
Voluntary and Community Groups, Charities and not-for-profit groups, West Yorkshire Local Authorities and Statutory Agencies including West Yorkshire Police are all eligible for funding.
What the Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund won’t support.
General appeals, funding for longer than 12 months, projects taking place outside West Yorkshire, pure academic research, educational bursaries, travel projects*, individuals, work that forms part of a statutory requirement, food for foodbanks, refreshments including food and/or beverages, the replacement of statutory funding or retrospective grants. Long term capital projects or short term capital projects over £8k**.
*Transport costs can be included if within West Yorkshire and as part of a wider project
**Long term capital projects are defined as those which require relatively large sums on monies to acquire, develop, improve, and/or maintain a capital asset (such as land or buildings). Short term projects which fit the 8k fund limit and the provision that monies must be spent with a year of allocation will be considered.
Can I get a copy of my application form once I've submitted it?
You can request a copy of your application by contacting the Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund team, contact details can be found here. Please note our preferred method of contact is email.
Can I submit my Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund application using a hardcopy?
Yes, please download a copy of the application from the "How to Apply" section or contact the team to request an application through the post, contact details here.
I am unable to apply online or complete a hard copy application, how can I apply?
We want the fund to be as inclusive as possible, if you want to apply but are unable to use any of the methods suggested please contact the team to discuss what options may be available.
When will I hear if I've been successful?
Up to date information on timescales and the status of applications can be found here.
How will I know you've received my application?
If you have provided an email address on your application you will receive notification within 48 hours, you must also provide an alternative email at the point of application. If you submit a hardcopy you will be contacted via your preferred method of contact. Please make sure your email address is correct, if any of your details change please contact the Mayor’s Safer Communities Team so they can ensure your details are correct. Be sure to check your junk mail folder if you can't find it.
I've left a message on the answer phone but no-one has got back in touch with me yet.
We look to answer messages within 48 hours, if your request is urgent please email Consultation.PC@westyorks-ca.gov.uk.
I've submitted an application in error, can I resubmit it?
Email the team at Consultation.PC@westyorks-ca.gov.uk. and explain the situation. A word copy of your application will be sent to you and the application submitted in error will be deleted.
If I am unsuccessful can I get some feedback as to why?
We will provide feedback on request. The feedback will be drawn from comments from the Advisory Board.
I have some feedback about the application process– how can I share it?
We are constantly looking at ways to improve the funding process and support you as much as we can. We really welcome your feedback, please visit the contact section for contact options.
How to apply
Contact the Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund Team