THE deadline for the Examiner’s £50,000 giveaway has been extended by a week.
Dozens of voluntary groups have already put in applications for a share of the mammoth amount – and each can claim up to £900.
Many are still submitting applications, so we have decided to give people an extra week to get their applications in.
Examiner editor Roy Wright said: “Judging by the response it has been very successful and has really caught the imagination again after we first ran the giveaway last year.
“Groups can claim up to £900 and it really is an easy way to apply for cash, especially when you think how hard it is to go out and fundraise for that amount.
“This is money that is available to help as many groups as possible. So we want every community group that needs cash to apply.’’
The Government cash is earmarked for Huddersfield community groups and is available via the Community Foundation for Calderdale.
The cash must be distributed by the end of March. The deadline is now next Saturday, March 6. It is only open to groups with an annual income of £30,000 or less.
They must have been going for 12 months or more and be 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.
Over the last few weeks, the Examiner has profiled how last year’s cash has helped community groups to go from strength to strength.
Applying is easy and can be done online via the Examiner website at:
Alternatively, forms can be picked up from the Examiner’s customer reception office at Queen Street South or phone the Community Foundation For Calderdale on 01422 438738.