GROUPS across Kirklees involved with health and social care projects may be eligible for grants worth thousands of pounds.

Kirklees Council Adult Services Community Liaison has organised an event so groups can talk to staff about the potential support for projects aimed at promoting well-being and independence.

Funding is available for grants and community contracts up to £5,000 for each project. The event will be held at Dewsbury Town Hall on December 6 from noon to 4pm.

Clr Margaret Bates, Kirklees Council Cabinet member for adult services, said: “We hope lots of organisations will attend the event and put forward their ideas.

“The event will showcase organisations that have received funding for their health and social care projects. It will highlight the positive difference their work is making to people’s lives.”

Groups urged to attend are those involved with people aged over 55, carers, people with mental health needs, people with physical disabilities and sensory impairments, people with learning disabilities and people living with HIV and AIDS.

Also particularly welcome will be groups providing projects in Neighbourhood Renewal areas which encourage people to stay active.

The Neighbourhood Renewal Areas are Almondbury, Batley, Botham Hall, Chickenley, Crosland Moor, Dewsbury West, Dewsbury South, Fartown, Fieldhead, Newsome, Rawthorpe and Dalton, and Windybank in Liversidge.

For details ring 01484 225142 or email