Safer Communities Fund

Why Don’t We has received a very welcome cheque from West Yorkshire Police.

The grant is from the Safer Communities Fund which is amassed from the proceeds of crime i.e. cash recovered from convicted criminals.

Competition for grants was hot with over 160 applications. Why Don’t We is delighted to be one of only 35 groups to receive money.

Due to the demand, all successful applicants received 70% of the amount they requested. We applied for £7,500 and so received £5,250. Cheques were presented at a special ceremony where the Acting Chief Constable of West Yorkshire, Dee Collins, said “I love your work”. Clearly a woman of considerable taste!

This will enable us to run a substantial project on hate crime targeted towards people with learning disabilities. We are in discussions with various groups who are interested in working in partnership with Why Don’t We.

We will post more information here as the project develops.

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