Fund offers 'great chance' for Otley and Yeadon groups

Wharfedale Observer: Councillors Sandy Lay, Ryk Downes and Colin Campbell Councillors Sandy Lay, Ryk Downes and Colin Campbell

Otley and Yeadon councillors have welcomed the availability of the Caird Peckfield Community Fund in its final year.

This long-running fund provides grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 from a pot of £300,000 for community groups and projects to improve local amenities within the Leeds City Council area.

Councillors Ryk Downes, Sandy Lay and Colin Campbell (Lib Dem, Otley & Wharfedale) have welcomed the funding and are urging all Otley and Yeadon community groups who have ever thought about starting a project to improve their area to apply as soon as they can.

Coun Downes said: “This is a great chance to improve our area and I would strongly encourage everyone to apply online as soon as you can. The Caird Peckfield Community Fund represents the possibility to secure funding to make a real difference in our community.”

Applications (for projects due to start in 2014) must be submitted using an online form at grantscape.org.uk by noon on Wednesday, February 12.

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