The Government has made a total of £ 34k available for Park, Town and Sowerby Bridge Wards to be spent by March 2015. This must be spent on grants for activities and projects that benefit these wards. Each grant must be no smaller than £250 and no bigger than £2,500 and must be matchfunded by volunteer time, gifts in kind, or cash donations.
The Community Development Foundation is running the Community First programme for the Government. Each ward has a panel made up of local residents who will recommend projects to the CDF for funding. To apply go to www.hxcentralcommunityfirst.wordpress.com Closing date for applications is noon Monday 10 June 2013. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit to website to see what projects have been funded in the last year.