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WDH Community Grants available now3 April 2017

Published 3 April 2017
Local groups can apply for up to £1500 to help fund community projects. WDH is inviting applications from local community groups or voluntary clubs to boost existing services, buy equipment or pay for an event. The aim is to increase community spirit and enhance the quality of life for local people. Last year one of the many groups that benefited from the scheme was the West End Terriers. They received funding for new training footballs and poles and new football nets to help improve their game. Dale Appleton, from The West End Terriers, said: “It is a superb opportunity for volunteer run organisations to ensure they can remain operational. Without this help and support we would not have been able to provide the much needed training equipment for our members to help them improve and up their game.” Applications open from 3 April to 19 May 2017.  WDH can provide help to complete the application form if needed. For further information visit http://www.wdh.co.uk/OurCommunities , call 01977 788807 or email neighbourhoodpanels@wdh.co.uk.  

Tina gets a fresh start thanks to WDH30 March 2017

Published 30 March 2017
Tina, 52, from Pontefract was given a fresh start after moving into one of WDH’s Immediately Available Homes.

Do you know a local hero?29 March 2017

Published 29 March 2017
For the first time ever Community Foundation Wakefield District are looking to recognise the brilliant work being carried out by volunteers across the district and those who have made a real difference.
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Thank you to our stakeholders28 March 2017

Published 28 March 2017
Stakeholder Survey raises £520 for the Community Leadership Programme. Our Stakeholder Survey is carried out biennially and gathers feedback from a range of stakeholders on their perception of WDH, how they want to be communicated with and how they think we could improve.  This year, in an effort to increase response rates, we donated £5 for each response to our Community Leadership Programme as an incentive to complete the survey. We received 104 responses, raising £520.  This will part fund a young person’s place on our Outward Bound Skills for Life Programme, which is a 19 day intensive programme.  The course can provide life changing experience for a young person, aiming to develop self-confidence and self-belief, communication, resilience and team working skills and showing individuals how to make the most of the opportunities they’re given.  
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The Great Wakefield Spring Clean27 March 2017

Published 27 March 2017
WDH has been working with local schools and partners, including Wakefield Council, to support the Great British Spring Clean.
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WDH celebrates 12th anniversary21 March 2017

Published 21 March 2017
Today marks the 12th anniversary of our launch in 2005 and, to help celebrate it, we’re sharing some of our key achievements from over the past 12 months.
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New opening times at Airedale and South Elmsall Service Access Points21 March 2017

Published 21 March 2017
From 3 April 2017 the closing time at South Elmsall and Airedale Service Access Points (SAP) will change to 4pm.

St Patrick’s Day celebrations20 March 2017

Published 20 March 2017
Youngsters from St Helens Primary School choir celebrated St Patrick’s Day by singing songs, playing bingo and taking part in craft activities with residents at WDH’s Ashfield House Independent Living Scheme in Hemsworth last week.

Graham breaks the record for the deepest blind salt water scuba dive! 17 March 2017

Published 17 March 2017
On 10 March Graham Owen, broke the blind salt water scuba diving depth record reaching an amazing 111 meters, beating the previous record of 105 meters.
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Hard work and dedication pays off for Phillip! 16 March 2017

Published 16 March 2017
Phillip Wagstaff is celebrating his new position as a Waste Management Technician at WDH, proving that hard work and dedication pays off.

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