Police scheme for Wakefield youngsters who want to make a difference - £1,000 prizes up for grabs

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Time is running out for young people to apply for a police scheme.

Applications for i13, which is West Yorkshire Police’s annual youth engagement project, have to be in by Monday, June 3.

Run in conjucntion with the West Yorkshire Police Community Trust and the High Sheriff of West Yorkshire, the scheme is for young people between 11 and 18 years old, who want to spend their summer making their communities a great place to live.

Grants of up to £200 available to help with projects that aim to tackle the problems and concerns raised in local neighbourhoods. Example ideas include tackling anti-social behaviour, burglary, bullying, underage drinking, hate crime and racism, personal safety, road safety or anything else that is important to local communities.

Prizes of up to £1,000 are available for the three best projects.

Groups are encouraged to research the issues that matter to local residents via their local Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) website or by speaking to their local NPT or Safer Schools Police Officers to help them come up with innovative project ideas and be in with a chance of winning.

Further information, including grant application forms, is available at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/i13, by e-mailing communitytrust@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or by calling 01924 292956.