West Leeds community groups urged not to miss out on funding

Community groups delivering a wide range of important projects in three areas of west Leeds are being urged to not miss out on the chance to apply for a support grant from their local area committee.

As part of the inner west area committee’s wellbeing fund, over £130,000 of funding has been made available to those agencies, groups and organisations that are making a real difference in and around the areas of Armley, Bramley and Stanningley.

The deadline to submit a funding application is Monday 20 January 2014, with both existing and new groups welcome to apply.

For more information and to request an application form contact west.north.west@leeds.gov.uk or call 0113 3367856.

Councillor Caroline Gruen, chair of the inner west area committee said:

"We are extremely keen through our area committee to ensure that this funding is spent in the interest of people living in our communities.

"We want a happy, healthy, active community and we are particularly keen to see more young people getting jobs, more families enjoying a good standard of housing and an attractive outdoor environment.

"If you have a project that you think will make a real difference in our area, we would be very pleased to hear from you."

Notes to editors:

10 Area committees across the city, play a vital role setting out detailed improvement plans for the areas they represent, and decide through a monitored service level agreement, where both street cleansing and environmental action should be targeted.

The management and budgets of community centres are also undertaken, while funding is also provided to agencies, groups and organisations which support a range of important projects that are being delivered in communities through their wellbeing fund.

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