People with big ideas for Bradford have been urged to apply for cash seized from criminals by police. 

The Mayor of West Yorkshire’s Safer Communities Fund uses proceeds from crime to transform areas into safer places. 

Applications for the next round, themed around ‘supporting victims and witnesses’, are open until 12pm on June 9. 

Community projects can request up to £8,000 of cash previously associated with criminal activities.  

Mayor Tracy Brabin said: "We want to build a safer, fairer West Yorkshire and supporting victims and witnesses sits at the heart of that ambition.

“With our Safer Communities Fund, we’re investing in projects that provide vital support to people, often when they are at their most vulnerable.

“By taking money from the hands of criminals and giving it back to our communities, this fund just goes to show that crime doesn’t pay.” 

Community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, and partners can apply by visiting the West Yorkshire Combined Authority website.