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. Groups can apply for up to £1,000.

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 Food Bank Volunteers received a grant of £1,000 towards the cost of providing Christmas food parcels; and (above right) the Holmfirth Folk Festival were awarded £750 towards the cost of running the annual event.

Last year, 8 groups were awarded funding: 

Food Bank Volunteers (Holme Valley) received £1,000 towards the cost of providing food parcels at Christmas. Hade Edge Action for Residents were awarded £500 towards the cost of hosting their gala.  Hepworth Pre-School were given a grant of £500 towards the costs of access to music and fitness activities. Holme Valley Sharing Memories received a £500 contribution towards the cost of a project working with the elderly and children. Holme Village Residents Association were awarded £700 towards refurbishing setts at Town Green. Holmfirth Festival of Folk received £750 towards the costs of organising the festival. Netherthong Community Partnership were awarded a £750 towards a tree survey and initial works. The group are hoping to operate a community centre from what is currently All Saints Church. Upperthong School Support Group received £500 to fund the purchase of picnic tables.

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.

Please get your applications in quickly. The deadline is Friday 30 October.

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

If you have no computer knowledge and would prefer a paper application form, please conatct us (01484) 468397.

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