Cash giveaway to help beat recession in Kirklees
May 26 2009 By Joanne Douglas
COMMUNITY organisations helping people deal with the impact of the credit crunch are in with a chance of a big cash hand-out.
The government has released £406,000 to help organisations in Kirklees which are seeing an increase in demand for their services.
Charities such as those giving advice on employment, homelessness, mental health and relationship break-down will be able to apply for grants of between £10,000 and £40,000.
Funding will be given to areas considered at risk of increasing levels of deprivation as a result of the recession.
The money is being distributed by the Community Foundation for Calderdale on behalf of Kirklees. A separate pot of cash is available for groups in Calderdale.
The Foundation is a registered charity that manages and distributes funds on behalf of individuals, charitable trusts and statutory bodies.In April it gave away £30,000 to local community groups in Huddersfield which bid for a slice of the cash.
It is hoped the money will boost services whose work is affected by the credit crunch.A spokeswoman for the Foundation said: and is very pleased to announce grants in the region of £25,000."Priority will be given to organisations who can demonstrate that demand for their services has increased as a result of the economic downturn.
"Activities under the following themes of information, advice and guidance, employment and employability, along with health and wellbeing can apply.