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{{ 'About' | translate }} Growing Great Places

{{ 'About' | translate }} Growing Great Places

We want everyone to be able to take part in making the places where they live, work and play better. Our towns, villages and communities are the strength of Kirklees. Local people have asked us to do more to recognise this. So we’re celebrating our places by encouraging more great ideas. 

We can support organisations who are either an Unincorporated Association, Charitable Trust, Charitable Incorporated Company, Community Interest Company, Community Benefit Society or Cooperative Society, with pledges of up to £5,000, up to 50% of your campaign target. Individuals and non-constituted community groups can apply for up to a £2,500 pledge to support their campaign. 

Town or Parish councils and private or public companies are not eligible.

You might have a little idea that can have a big impact by bringing a place together. Or you might need some help growing support for an ambitious project that’s just getting started. We want you to feel able to influence your community’s future. Please get involved and help the movement to grow - pitch your ideas, back any projects you like and let other people know. Growing Great Places is all about bringing people and places together. It’s part of our work to grow a stronger local democracy here in Kirklees, from the ground up. If you have any questions please contact: [email protected]

The next funding round is now open!

Register now for our free upcoming workshop on Thursday the 18th of July at 12noon. 

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Dear Sunflowers дорогі соняшники hit its fundraising target!1 month ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

The renovation of The Cabin Pre school
The renovation of The Cabin Pre school joined Growing Great Places1 month ago

The Cabin is an established pre-school and wrap-around childcare provider, it is critical to the community because it provides access to affordable, high-quality childcare for all members of the community which helps our children thrive and our parents maintain employment. Last year it was critical that we purchase a new prefabricated building and replace the existing 30-year-old, portacabin. We were very lucky to receive funding last year so we can replace the a building into a sustainable hub for the community. In replacing the building and refurbishing the outside space we want to complete the area with engaging learning activities for all ages who visit the pre school. Our budget fell short when we had unforeseeable extensive groundworks cost which was not covered in the original funding, and it is this money we desperately need to replace so the children have a fabulous outdoor learning environment for generations to come.

3 projects started fundraising!1 month ago
Hemplow Bowling Club renovation
Hemplow Bowling Club renovation joined Growing Great Places1 month ago

Situated on the edge of Marsden Moor National Park with fabulous views of the Pennine hills and the village of Marsden, Hemplow Bowling Club (HBC) is a well established, independent sports club and community hub. Our aim is to provide a friendly, social space for those wishing to play, and learn to play crown green bowls. Having celebrated it's centenary in 2021 the club now needs to renovate, revitalise and grow to ensure its continuation. Renovation of the club house, pavilion and outdoor shelters form key aspects of the rejuvenation of the club which along with the renewal and upkeep of the bowling green underpin our aspirations to remain one of the best crown green surfaces in the Huddersfield area and maintain the tradition of hosting county matches and junior finals. All monies raised will be used to fund renovations.

The Newsome Centre (Phase 2) Proposal hit its fundraising target!3 months ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

1 projects joined Growing Great Places3 months ago
52 projects started fundraising!4 months ago
A Church fit for the future hit its fundraising target!4 months ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!