the Community Foundation for the people of Kirklees.
The principle purpose of the Longley Farm Fund is to support artistic and cultural activities, but it will also consider supporting general funding applications from voluntary groups in the beneficial area.
The fund welcomes applications from the following beneficial areas only: Holmfirth, Austonley, Upperthong, Holme, Cartworth, Wooldale, Hepworth, Fulstone and Netherthong.
Groups funded picture details: (above left) The Holme Valley Food Bank Volunteers were awarded £500 to help with their insurance and operating costs; (above right) Holmfirth Enterprise and Development were awarded £1,000 towards the cost of operating the Holmfirth Food Festival. (Pic acks: Huddersfield Examiner).
Last year, 18 groups were awarded funding: 1st Holme Valley Scouts £965 for a new fire escape door; Christ Church New Mill £500 for the production of art work; Holme Valley Food Bank Volunteers £500 towards running costs; Friends of Wooldale £1,000 new ramp and path at the entrance of their Dutch barn; Growing Works – Bud Wooldale £1,000 educational sessions; Hade Edge Band £1,000 purchase two new instruments; Hade Edge B Band £1,000 purchase of new/second hand instruments; Hepworth Band £750.00 waterproof clothing for the band; Holme Valley Residents Association £1,000 operating costs of a public toilet; Holmfirth Arts Festival £1,000 contribution towards operating costs; Holmfirth Conservation Group £1,000 purchasing interpretation board; Holmfirth Enterprise and Development £1,000 contribution towards operating costs (Holmfirth Food Festival); Holmfirth Festival of Folk £1,000 contribution towards operating costs; Holmfirth Junior & Infant School PTA £893.59 two new outdoor benches; Huddersfield & District Guide Association £665.00 interior refurbishment of cottage; Huddersfield & District Woodturners £998.00 purchase tools and establish a tool library; Scholes Young at Heart £150.00 contribution to room hire and book a minibus for a summer outing; and St John’s Church, Upperthong £1,000 resurfacing car park to improve accessibility for disabled visitors.
This fund is now open to applications. The closing date is Wednesday 20 September - you can apply for up to £1,000. Click on the apply button at the bottom of this page, and follow the on-screen instructions.
If you are unsure if your group can make an application, please call us for more information: (01484) 468397
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