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Community Grant helps local football team16 September 2015

Published 16 September 2015
A local football club has bought a new set of goal posts thanks to a £250 WDH community grant.

Christmas jobs fair on Friday 16 September 2015

Published 16 September 2015
This Friday there’s a Christmas jobs fair at the Ridings Shopping Centre between 10 am and 5pm.
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Ossett Community Café benefits from grant15 September 2015

Published 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.

Less than two weeks left to vote in our Love Where You Live Awards14 September 2015

Published 14 September 2015
Our Love Where You Live Awards 2015 is going from strength to strength, receiving nearly 4,000 online votes on our dedicated website www.lovewhereyouliveawards.co.uk since launching nearly three weeks ago!
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Middlestown residents get health and housing advice 14 September 2015

Published 14 September 2015
Middlestown residents were recently invited to an event held at the Nell Gap Lane Garage Site in Middlestown by WDH and The South West Yorkshire Foundation Trust (SWYFT) which aimed to provide them with health, wellbeing and housing advice.
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Crofton residents love where they live11 September 2015

Published 11 September 2015
Crofton residents came together for their Love Where You Live family fun event recently.

Cold Calling Control Zone set up in Moverley Flatts11 September 2015

Published 11 September 2015
WDH, in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police, has launched another Cold Calling Control Zone in Moverley Flatts, Pontefract.
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Get fit while you sit!10 September 2015

Published 10 September 2015
Local residents in Ossett and WDH tenants are invited to get fit by attending weekly armchair exercise sessions organised by The Senior Citizen’s Support Group.

Ready, Steady, Cook at Standbridge Lane Community Centre9 September 2015

Published 9 September 2015
Standbridge Lane Community Centre now has new accessible worktops and safe areas installed in their kitchen courtesy of WDH.
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Young people attend diversity workshops8 September 2015

Published 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.
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Stroke group use grant for kitchen improvements
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Stroke group use grant for kitchen improvements

Published 26 June 2014

A peer support group for stroke survivors has used a £1,000 WDH Community Grant to finish off a communal kitchen.

Five Towns Stroke Club, which supports stroke survivors living in the Hemsworth, Fitzwilliam, Normanton, South Kirkby and South Elmsall areas, was awarded the funds to purchase equipment for their headquarters based at the Hemsworth Miners Social Club.

The new kitchen includes a cooker, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. It is free to use by local community groups and charity organisations that want to organise social gatherings or carry out fund raising activities at the venue. 

Victor Istead, chairman of Five Towns Stroke Club, applied for the funding after founding the group in January 2012.

He said: “The new facility will mean a lot to a lot of people. When I first started the group we were bringing along utensils to make drinks and it just wasn’t practical. Now we’ve got the WDH Community Grant, the whole community can benefit from a fit-for-purpose room.”

WDH’s Tenant Involvement Officer Jane Gwilliam said: “This grant is important to the local area and our tenants. With better facilities in place it’ll ensure more good work continues to take place across the local area.”

Tracy Lucas, Stewardess of Hemsworth Miners Social Club, said: “I’d like to thank everyone for their support in making this happen. It’s been a team effort and lots of people have helped.”

WDH offer small grants for local community and voluntary groups that operate within the Wakefield district.

 

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