£30,000 Examiner Community Cash Giveaway
THE Examiner has £30,000 to give away to local groups.
The massive cash injection has been provided by the Community Foundation For Calderdale – but the money will go to groups in Kirklees.
The cash must distributed by the end of March and a competition has been launched today.
It is only open to groups with an annual income of £20,000 or less.
They must have been running for 12 months or more and are mostly run by volunteers.
This is because the cash comes from a pot of Government money called Grassroots Grants, which is managed by the Community Development Foundation and funded by the Office of the Third Sector and the area the money has to go includes Calderdale and Kirklees.
The money is part of a £130m nationwide drive by the Government to support thousands of groups and projects across the country who work hard to improve their local communities.
Groups can apply for up to £900 and then a panel of judges will sift through the entries and allocate the money to the groups which score in accordance with the Grassroots Grants criteria.
Any small group or community organisation can apply for a share.
It could include clubs dedicated to helping the elderly, groups that clean-up the environment, good causes involved in the arts or schemes that improve children’s health and well-being.
Those who have already successfully applied for cash help from the Community Foundation for Calderdale previously include Huddersfield Town Disabled Supporters’ Club and Huddersfield MDF Bi Polar Self-Help Group for people with manic depression and their carers.