Get your share of Echo cash bonanza

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CHARITY or community organisations in Brighouse can win a share of £10,000.

From today the Brighouse Echo is teaming up with Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) to offer a charity windfall as part of the paper’s 125th anniversary celebrations. For the next three weeks until Friday, June 8, more than 20 groups that have a charitable purpose and are doing work that directly benefits people living in the Brighouse, Rastrick and Hipperholme and Lightcliffe areas have the chance to apply. CFFC will be managing and distributing the grants which will be between £500 to £900 per group.

The groups which will be funded will be profiled in the paper from mid-June and the groups will also be invited to a special celebratory cheque presentation event.

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.

“The staff at the Echo are intensely proud of Brighouse and we know this will be hugely popular with all our readers.”

Chief executive of CFFC, Steve 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 applied 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 submitted on-line at and use the applications up to £900 button. You must then enter your email address and a link will be sent with a unique application form. Groups are asked to identify their applications by putting Brighouse Echo Fund after its name.

For any help with the process contact CFFC grants team on 01422 438738 or