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The Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix has announced that it has up to £5000 available to fund suitable projects in the Horbury and Ossett and surrounding areas of Wakefield and Kirklees. The cash has been raised by a number of fund raising efforts over the past 12 months such as Horbury Show, Santa’s Sleigh and the Christmas raffle. Rotary Club President, Chris Taylor said, “We raise money to support both local and international good causes, but by far the majority of what we raise goes back into our local community and that is the area we wish to target with an appeal for community, youth and sporting groups, and individuals, to come forward and apply for financial assistance. We are anticipating making grants/donations in the region of £400 each but will consider both larger and smaller requests for funding.”

Any organisation or individual wishing to make an application should contact the Rotary Club by telephone on 01924 279836 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 15 February 2017. An application form will be provided and it is intended that decisions will be made and applicants notified by 15 April 2017 with a view to a presentation evening on 5 May 2017.

Previous application invitations have resulted in the Rotary club funding equipment and team strips for youth sports teams; assistance with gaining coaching qualifications for adults involved in junior sport; the purchase of specialist equipment for individuals with additional needs; personal development courses for young people e.g. Outward Bound, Operation Raleigh; the provision of furnishings or decorations for those in need; Christmas meals for the elderly.

Over the past 18 months financial support or donations in excess of £28,000 were made in respect of Local Hospices; Christmas Gifts for the elderly; Provision of hyacinths for the blind or partially sighted; Outward Bound Courses, Rotary Youth Leadership Award bursaries; Horbury Churches Together and Ossett Brickhouse Youth Projects; Kids Out for Kingsland School; Junior sports provision; and Barnados (Wakefield),Yorkshire Air Ambulance, drought relief in Kenya, Benches for Carr Lodge Park, Foodbanks, Wakefield & District Carers.

Recent past recipients the Ossett Brickhouse Youth Projects seen here with their newly acquired Table Air Hockey game:

Ossett Brickhouse Youth Club Projects - Recent recipients of donations from the Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix



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