Meet Chris Brown, High Sheriff of West Yorkshire 2016-17

Meet Chris Brown, High Sheriff of West Yorkshire  2016-17

The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund was established in early 2017 by Chris Brown Esq to support law and order, with a particular focus on reducing crime and rehabilitating offenders within West Yorkshire.

Working to encourage young people aged 5-25 years to work together to prevent and combat crime to create safer communities, to date, the Fund has distributed over £40,000 in Awards to address this vital issue.

 

What do you love about West Yorkshire?

I like the fact that, even in the centre of our biggest cities and towns, we are never more than a mile or two from real countryside.

 

Why did you establish the High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund with Leeds Community Foundation?

One of the roles of a High Sheriff is to encourage and support the voluntary sector, particular in the area of crime prevention and offender rehabilitation.

The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund can assist this activity in a structured and well-managed fashion.

 

Why do you think it is important for to support local communities and initiatives? 

We can never rely on central government funding to support these kinds of initiatives, because it is not locally targeted or prioritised. The work of foundations like Leeds Community Foundation are essential if we want to make a real difference in West Yorkshire.

 

To date The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund has distributed over £40,000 in grants and supported 13 community projects.