BUSINESSES and community groups can now apply for a share of £13,000 to help fund projects in Rastrick.
As part of the Rastrick Big Local scheme, the group has been awarded £8,000 from the Local Trust, know as the Getting Started fund, and an additional £5,000 from the Community Foundation For Calderdale.
Rastrick was awarded £1million by the Big Lottery fund in February 2012 and with the help of Big Local, which is being run by Local Trust, the community is being guided on how to decide where to spend the money.
Now, groups and businesses can apply for a share of the Rastrick Big Local Community Projects Fund.
Adrian Hartshorn, Rastrick Big Local ambassador, said: “We have updated our website and people can now apply for £13,000 funding for projects.
“Any business, even not based in Rastrick, can apply for funding as long as the result is delivered in the Rastrick area.
“So if you have a brilliant idea that you think will benefit Rastrick residents you can apply for funding.”
Residents of the Rastrick working party have visited the House of Commons in London for a talk on ‘Big Local - the story so far’.
“The CEO of the Big Lottery Fund, Peter Wanless, and Debbie Ladds CEO of Local Trust gave speeches,” added Adrian. “They and the trustees of Big Lottery Fund and Local Trust charities said they were highly delighted with the progress made so far by Rastrick Big Local.”
A Steering Group meeting for residents has been organised for Wednesday at 7pm, at Rastrick Bowling Club.
Applications for the Rastrick Big Local Community Projects Fund must be received by January 31. Visit www.rastrickbiglocal.co.uk for more information and to apply or call 01484 386023 for a paper application.