Money seized from criminals given to Calderdale groups

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Groups across Calderdale have been given a boost thanks to cash seized from criminals.

West Yorkshire Police Community Trust, funded by money seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act, has given Orangebox and Square Chapel were given £2,125 to provide free membership to 50 young people, at risk of offending or facing financial difficulty, so they can engage in various activities as well as police sessions on issues such as knife crime.

St George’s Youth Project in Lee Mount, Halifax, were given £1,830 to provide workshops for young peopl, Beechwood Tenants and Residents Association and Youth Group in Sowerby were given £2,125 to restore one of their portacabins as it has become unsafe to use. and The Cartwheel Club in Elland was given £1,832 to provide zumba and boxing sessions for young people.