High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund
Why we need your help
The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund supports projects across West Yorkshire to apply for grants to prevent and combat crime to create safer communities. Managed by Leeds Community Foundation the Fund has distributed a total of £76,581 in grants to 28 community projects who are working with young people across the region.
Your support will enable us to support more fantastic projects including:
The School of Rock & Media, who are delivering a youth-led music, drama and film project exploring stories of young victims of crimes such as cyber bullying, child sexual abuse, and sexual grooming.
Deighton into Sport Project, who will be running a Midnight Soccer Club which utilises local coaches and volunteers who can be good role models for young people in Huddersfield, providing them with the tools to grow in confidence and to be aware of local issues, as well as teaching them how they can play a part in reducing anti-social behaviour.
Bangla Square Youth Project, who will be supporting young people to integrate into British Society by helping with their studies at school, reducing isolation and giving opportunities to try new activities.
The role of High Sheriff's
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.