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Posted: Tuesday 30 January 2018

Community Fund open for applications – deadline 5 March 2018


Locala Community Partnerships, the community interest company (CIC) which provides NHS community healthcare services in and around Kirklees, is once again inviting local community, not-for-profit and charity groups to apply for grants of between £100 and £1,000.

As a CIC, which is a type of social enterprise, Locala gives back to its community and ploughs any surplus back into developing its services or supporting local groups.

The Locala Community Fund  has been running for a number of years and small groups (not local branches of national charities) again have the chance to secure funding. The deadline for applications is at noon on 5th March.

Locala is a membership organisation and employee and community members vote for the submitted projects that they think are most deserving of financial support. The Locala Members’ Council then awards a grant to each of these projects, which may, or may not be the full amount detailed in the application.

Locala Board Chair, Diane McKerracher said: “As well as providing health and care services for communities, our role as type of social enterprise means we can support those communities in other ways. Our Community Fund gives us the opportunity to be directly involved with some great projects that support the health and wellbeing of local people.”

More information, including the full criteria and the online application form, can be found on the Locala website www.locala.org.uk/about-us/Locala-community-fund. Forms can also be sent by post, please e-mail membership@locala.org.uk for details.