FUNDRAISERS are pleased to be making such a difference to the local community.
The West Yorkshire Local Network Fund, for children and young people, has been inundated with over 1,000 fund applications from local groups who need cash for their projects.
Natalie Jowett, marketing manager at the Community Foundation for Calderdale, which runs the fund, said: "It's been fabulous to have such a rise in applications and for us to give our money to groups.
"But we need to keep up the trend.
"It's been extremely rewarding for us to able to see groups receiving cash that can make such a difference."
One local group to receive money is the African dance and music group Soundjata. It has been allocated £12,000, to be used over two years.
It works with groups of young people from Lockwood and Cros- land Moor.
The grant will enable Soundjata to raise awareness of traditional African dance through performance art among people from a range of economic backgrounds who live in economically disadvantaged areas.
Another successful group is Cowcliffe Playgroup, which received £7,000 to complete its outdoor play area.
Members will use the cash for a soft play surface and some fencing.
Every month the fund gives £125,000 in grants to West Yorkshire community groups.
They can apply for a grant of up to £7,000.
Phone 0845 113 0161 for more details.