Crime cash for charity

criminal cash
criminal cash

Community groups committed to preventing crime and disorder are to be given a boost by this year’s North Yorkshire Police ‘Why should they?’ campaign.

£25,000 of seized cash has been made available to non-profit making organisations, charities, volunteer and community groups whose work makes a positive contribution to reducing crime or anti-social behaviour.

Local organisations will be able to bid for up to £3,000 worth of funding to help further their work, and applications are now being invited.

The funding is from cash seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).

Last year, fourteen local community groups and charities including Herriot Hospice Homecare benefited from £24,000 worth of criminals’ cash seized under POCA.

To apply for funding log on to, call 01609 789197 or write to: Why should they? Financial Investigation Unit, North Yorkshire Police Headquarters, Newby Wiske Hall, Northallerton, DL7 9HA

Closing date for applications is Friday, Oc