Worth Valley community projects invited to apply for Rotary grants

Community groups in the Worth Valley are being encouraged to apply for grants from the Rotary Club of Haworth.

It's the second time the group has run its Community Grant Scheme. In 2021, ten organisations were awarded grants to help them survive after emerging from the Covid pandemic.

Once again the Rotarians are making £2,000 available to fund the grant scheme in an attempt to sustain the smaller organisations which make such a big difference to the lives of the people living in the Worth Valley.

Past President Nicholas Oughtibridge, the Chairman of Charitable Trust’s trustees, said: “When we last ran our Community Grant scheme, we were overwhelmed by the quality of the applications and the clear need in our area for charitable help. 

“We are one of the few charities who can support the smaller groups in the Worth Valley.  This year, following our successful Santa Fun Run, I anticipate we will be able to support a handful of organisations with grants of up to £500 each to help the people of the Worth Valley.”

Among the organisations who benefitted from the previous round of grants were Oakworth Scout Group, Friends of Haworth Central Park and Stanbury School.

Charities and other not-for-profit organisations supporting communities in the Worth Valley are eligible to apply for grants. To apply all they need is a bank account held in their own name as individuals cannot apply.

Application forms can be obtained by going to the Rotary Club of Haworth & Worth Valley’s website at wp.haworthrotary.co.uk/community-grants.

The Community Grant Scheme is open for applications until 23:59hrs on 10th April 2023.

Nicholas added: “Please bear in mind that we only have a limited amount of money available and that the process has to be competitive. The trustees will consider all the applications and announce who has been successful on Monday 24th April.

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