West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner visited Disability Sport Yorkshire (DYS) to see how their Safer Communities Fund project to provide diversionary activities and opportunities for young people was going.
DYS received £4197 from my fund with the money being used to fund sport and recreational activities, healthier eating groups and team building sessions for local young people who are experiencing difficulties. The aim of which is to improve general behaviour at home and in school with further benefits to learning and wellbeing. The project is also looking to give young people a sense of achievement and a safe environment to be in away from the streets. It was fantastic to see first-hand the dedication of DYS who are doing some brilliant work in the community and it’s heart-warming to see money which was so rightly taken away from criminals funding such worthwhile initiatives.