Ward grants up for grabs for groups

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Calderdale Council has made a total of £5,000 available for each ward to be spent by March 2015.

The funding must be spent on grants for activities and projects that benefit the community.

It must be a group that applies, and that group must have a constitution (or rules), a bank account in the name of the organisation, and a safeguarding policy if it works with children, young people or vulnerable adults.

The maximum grant per application is £500.

Due to the short timescale this year, the decisions will be taken by ward councillors and the neighbourhood teams and reported back to ward forums.

In the future ward forums will be more involved in the decision-making process and will be able to influence priorities and projects.

Applications for this round must be received by midday on Friday, January 30, 2015 to be eligible.

For an online form email wardforums@calderdale.gov.uk or ring Steve Martin, on 01422 392317.

Ward forums in the new year are Rastrick on January 26; Brighouse on January 28; and Hipperholme and Lightcliffe on January 22.