A festive offer by Kirklees Council could prove a lifeline.
Community groups can use Kirklees Council’s resources this Christmas, thanks to its Comoodle project.
Groups and individuals can borrow council vans or equipment or use meeting rooms in a new bid to make better use of facilities.
And it’s all free!
One recent wish granted by Comoodle was that of local arts and health organisation Hoot.
They borrowed a van from the council to kit out their new Oak Tree music studios in Dewsbury. They now provide musical therapy for people with health conditions.
Kirklees’ building services granted another wish after a church’s heating broke down, with portable heaters loaned out so its adult learning sessions could continue.
Comoodle also put Huddersfield’s foodbank at The Welcome Centre in touch with Kirklees Markets so they could find temporary storage for 150 trays of tinned food.
The project is still in its early stages, but the intention is to make council assets available free of charge where possible.
Clr David Sheard, leader of Kirklees Council, said: “We know that community organisations work tirelessly to help and support those around them, and as winter and the festive season approaches these efforts are all the more important.
“If your organisation has a great idea for how to help others but is short on the equipment or space to make it happen, then I would encourage them to get in touch to find out if we might be able to help make your wishes come true.”Info: www.comoodle.com or call 01484 225600.