Good response to Echo’s cash bonanza

Steve Duncan, from Community Foundation for Calderdale, joins forces with the Brighouse Echo to offer �10,000 for community groups for the Echo's 125th anniversary
Steve Duncan, from Community Foundation for Calderdale, joins forces with the Brighouse Echo to offer �10,000 for community groups for the Echo's 125th anniversary

EIGHT charity and community groups in the Brighouse area have already applied for a share of £10,000.

The Brighouse Echo has teamed up with Community Foundation for Calderdale to offer a share of the money as part of the Echo’s 125th anniversary celebrations.

The grants between £500 to £900 per group are open to projects in Brighouse, Rastrick and Hipperholme and Lightcliffe areas until Friday, June 8.

Group editor, Tim Robinson, said: “It’s great to be celebrating the Echo’s big anniversary with a project that really puts something back into the community.”

Chief Executive of CFFC, Stev Duncan, said: “This fund has the potential to reach so many groups in Brighouse and surrounding areas and I would especially encourage groups who have not applued to us before to do so now.” To qualify for the grant the groups must have a constitution or relevant governance document, have their own bank account and provide annual accounts, and have an appropriate, written policy for safeguarding children and young people and/or vulnerable adults, if they work with any of these groups. They must ensure that their services and activities are open and accessible to everyone in the community that they serve. All this must be submitted and signed and dated by at least one officer of the management committee.

All applications must be completed at www.cffc.co.uk For assistance with the application or any queries call the grants team on 01422 349700.