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.
The current High Sheriff of West Yorkshire, Dr Terry Bramall CBE, is honoured to open the latest round of The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund and welcomes applicants from across West Yorkshire to apply for grants to prevent and combat crime to create safer communities. As part of this year’s Fund the High Sheriff will look to nominate suitable applicants to put forward for the National Crimebeat Awards 2018.
Grants of between £500 and £2,500 are available.
They aim to distribute funds to successful applicants by the end of December and any funding allocated should be spent by December 2018.
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.
Applying projects may also be considered for the National Crimebeat Awards in London in 2018 which has the same focus as The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund and offers 3 cash prizes of up to £1,000.
Fund Criteria: Please read the Fund Criteria before applying. This can be found here.
To Apply: Please make sure you have read the Fund Criteria before applying. The online application form can be found here.