High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund

Grant size: £500 to £2,500
Location: West Yorkshire

Deadline: 12/11/19 at 12 noon

High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund

The current High Sheriff of West Yorkshire, Paul Lawrence, is honoured to open the latest round of The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund. Thanks to support from the Police Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable of West Yorkshire the Fund welcomes applicants from across West Yorkshire to apply for grants to prevent and combat crime to create safer communities.

The Office of High Sheriff is an independent non-political Royal appointment for a single year. The origins of the Office date back to Saxon times, when the ‘Shire Reeve’ was responsible to the king for the maintenance of law and order within the shire, or county, and for the collection and return of taxes due to the Crown. Today, there are 55 High Sheriffs serving the counties of England and Wales each year.


Focus of the Fund

The Fund wants to encourage young people aged 5-25 years to work together to prevent and combat crime to create safer communities. Applications are requested from existing projects or community groups looking for continuation funding, or projects wanting to expand and develop their current activities and remit. The idea for the project should either come from a young person (youth led), or where the project was developed by others (adult led) young people should have a significant role in its management and delivery.


Grant Criteria – who can apply?

To be eligible to apply for a grant your organisation needs to meet all of the following criteria:

– You are a volunteer-led group, a registered charity or a not-for-profit organisation with charitable
– You have a governing document (e.g. set of rules, constitution, memorandum and articles of
association, trust deed etc.)
– Your existing project is youth led or adult led but young people aged 5-25 years play a significant role
in the management and delivery.
– You require continuation funding to continue your project or expand and develop your current
– You can report on impact achieved to date.

Previously funded projects have included performing arts and social action projects, youth groups working
with their local police force and councils to discuss the effects of crime and anti-social behaviour and
outdoor activities to keep young people engaged and off the streets whilst learning new skills.  


How to Apply

Application forms can be accessed via the following link. 

If you have any queries about the programme, or would like advice as to whether or not your project might
be eligible, please contact our Grants Team on 0113 242 2426 or email grants@leedscf.org.uk.

Full criteria for the programme can be found in the criteria sheet here