South Yorkshire Police Proceeds of Crime Fund
South Yorkshire Police has teamed up with the South Yorkshire Community Foundation for a new fund dedicated to reducing crime levels and improving the area.
'The Proceeds of Crime Fund' has been set up to support local community groups and projects that are tackling important local issues.
South Yorkshire Police confiscate money and assets from people involved in crime through the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Through this groundbreaking new fund, that which has been confiscated will be used to benefit the community.
- Diversionary activities for children and young people in areas with higher crime or deprivation.
- Projects that reduce anti social behaviour and promote confidence in the Police.
- Support for community organisations in areas of higher crime or deprivation.
The majority of grants are likely to be under £1,500.
Groups must be based in South Yorkshire and in very exceptional circumstances applications may be considered from individuals.
How to apply?
The South Yorkshire Police Proceeds of Crime Fund is one of the South Yorkshire Community Foundation's small grants funding pots.
To apply for a grant from the Proceeds of Crime Fund, go to the SYCF Small Grants Fund page and follow the instructions on How to Apply. When completing the form please state 'Proceeds of Crime Fund' on your application.
Community groups are urged to submit their applications as soon as possible.
You can call a fund manager on 0114 2424294 to discuss your application.
CRIME levels on the Winn Gardens estate have seen a marked reduction thanks to football training sessions made possible by a cash boost from the South Yorkshire Community Foundation.
A grant allowed Winn Gardens TARA to team up with Sheffield Wednesday Football Club for the sessions which are engaging young people in the area.
Groups just like this will be able to benefit from the new funding available from the SYP Proceeds of Crime Fund.
Bernard Brocklehurst said: "Since receiving the grant we have been able to gather momentum and have a continuous flow of activities with the young people that has released an energy in the community.
"People have remarked about just how quiet the estate has become and how the anti-social behaviour has come down."
"There is starting to be more openness between the young people and the police, and they're beginning to realise the police aren't just there to arrest people, but to help as well."