the Community Foundation for the people of Kirklees.

The Longley Farm Fund 

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) Holmfirth Art Week were awarded  £500 towards the cost of hosting the popular annual event, and (above right) River 2015 were granted £450 to purchase new tools and equipment, to help with river management.

Last year, 14 groups were awarded funding: 1st Holme Valley Scouts £500 for lighting, flooring and loft ladder; Brass Factor £300 to extend staging and hire costs of the Picturedome; Christ Church New Mill £300 for the replacement of their kitchen area; Holme Valley Food Bank Volunteers £400 towards Christmas food parcels; Friends of Hepworth School £400 purchasing 20 glockenspiels; Hade Edge Trainer Band £600 to purchase new trainer instruments; Hepworth United FC £500 towards the cost of a defibrillator including installation; Holme Guide Cottage £500 costs of renovating two cottage kitchens; Holmfirth Artweek £500 funding towards the costs of holding Art Week 2018; Holmfirth Festival of Folk £500 towards operating costs of the festival; Huddersfield and District Woodturners £400 to purchase additional tools; River 2015 £450 purchasing new tools and equipment; Scholes Young at Heart £200 costs for an outing and a contribution towards rent; Yorkshire Traction Honley Band £500 repairs to the band room roof.

One Community makes grants to a wide range of organisations. The Foundation is particularly keen to help grassroots community groups, and small-to-medium-sized voluntary organisations, and priority will be given to these groups. We do not normally make grants to large local, regional and national charities. If in doubt whether your application can be considered, please contact us: (01484) 468397.

Want to make a funding application? Read our guidelines first...

This fund opens again to applications in September, 2019.