11 July 2017
Members of the Chinwag Club are delighted to be able to carry on with their activities thanks to a grant of £1500 from WDH.
The Club, for people over 50, meets every Monday afternoon at Balne Lane Community Centre. The Club provides an opportunity for older people to make friends and keep active. The group play bingo, cards and do chair based exercises. They often organise guest speakers and people to teach a variety of crafts and activities.
Violet Chaltone, one member of the Club said: "It can feel really lonely when you live on your own. I enjoy coming to the Club for company. This is my regular activity to look forward every week."
Chris Croxall, Tenant Involvement Officer at WDH said: "The area needs more organisations like Chinwag Club. Some of the members are disabled or on low income and the Club gives them a chance to socialise. By coming together regularly it improves the quality of life and avoids isolation. "
The grant will help them to pay towards the annual rent and the cost of running the Club.
The club always welcomes new members. If you would like to join or know someone who would be interested, please contact Balne Lane Community Centre on 01924 373558.
Applications for WDH Community Grant Scheme will be open again on 7 August 2017. For more information please visit http://www.wdh.co.uk/OurCommunities.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
16 September 2015
A local football club has bought a new set of goal posts thanks to a £250 WDH community grant.
15 September 2015
Ossett War Memorial Community Centre is benefitting from a newly installed hot cupboard in their kitchen thanks to a WDH Community Grant worth over £400.
8 September 2015
WDH has awarded a Community Grant for over £400 to the Afemai Children’s Trust to help them run workshops on culture and diversity.
4 September 2015
A WDH Community Grant worth over £450 has helped keep a local beauty spot clean and safe for local fisherman and residents to use.
30 April 2015
A bowling club in Outwood celebrated the purchase of new equipment thanks to a WDH Community Grant with afternoon tea and games of bowling.
11 July 2014
Volunteers in Kettlethorpe have secured funding to continue running a community playgroup thanks to WDH.
7 July 2014
The summer edition of our tenant newsletter will be arriving at homes across the district this week.
26 June 2014
A peer support group for stroke survivors has used a £1,000 WDH Community Grant to finish off a communal kitchen.