MILLIONS of pounds are to be pumped into crime-busting projects in Yorkshire.
Kirklees and Calderdale councils will share in the £7.1m of extra Government funding.
It is the second year of the Government's Building Safer Communities Fund, which brought together a number of previous initiatives to cut down on bureaucracy and give partnerships increased flexibility.
The funding is flexible, allowing partnerships to be able to fund a programme of varied work to help make their communities safer.
Home Office minister Hazel Blears said: "This money gives local partnerships in Yorkshire and the Humber the investment and flexibility they need to deliver real change on the ground to tackle drugs and crime, enabling them to take into account local circumstances and priorities.
"The money can be used in a variety of ways.
"For example, partnerships can use it to reduce gun crime, to disrupt drugs markets through direct police work, paying for more CCTV cameras, for warden schemes or targeted campaigns on particular crime hotspots.
"And the views of the community are key in informing these local decisions."
Greg Dyche, director of community safety for Yorkshire and the Humber, said: "This is excellent news for the 21 crime and disorder reduction partnerships in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
"The funding package provides the police, drug action teams, local authorities, other public agencies, the private and voluntary sectors and most importantly the communities themselves with all the vital support they need to target money at specific local problems."
The total amount of funding for the 21 community safety groups in the region - including the ones in Kirklees and in Calderdale - is £7,193,798m.
It will be paid out over the next 12 months.