Local bids welcome for Rotary charity money

After a bumper 2018 Christmas period when Santa and his sleigh helped the Horbury and Ossett Phoenix Rotary Club raise over £5000 for good causes, the money is now in the Club’s Charitable Trust Fund. Along with some of the proceeds from the 2018 Horbury Show, it is available for bids for funding from individuals, community, charitable and youth sporting organisations within Horbury, Ossett and surrounding areas.

Rotary Club President Alan Hudders when launching the appeal said," We raise our funds in the local community and it is right that the vast majority is returned to good causes within the same community. We have set aside a significant sum within our Charitable Trust and invite bids of up to £400. In 2018 a similar invitation led to £7300 being distributed between 21 different individuals, clubs and groups. We look forward to receiving a good number of bids again this year."

In previous years awards have been made to a wide variety of good causes across the district including bordering areas of North Kirklees. They have included kit for youth sports teams, musical instruments for bands, support groups for the elderly, school facilities, equipment for brownie packs, youth clubs and equipment for individuals with very specific needs.


  • Application and information forms can be obtained by emailing................................after the 1st of February 2019. (email address deleted as of 10th April 2019)
  • Applications then need to be completed and returned in accordance with the instructions on the form by the 1st of March 2019.
  • All applicants will be notified of their success or otherwise by the 12th of April.
  • All successful bidders will be invited to attend a presentation evening at Horbury Working Members Club on the evening of Friday the 10th of May.

In the year ending 31 December 2018 the Phoenix Charitable Trust Fund has distributed over £30,000 with the vast majority going to local and UK based good causes and charities.

Photo;- Santa with Sleigh and Elf members of The Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix at the Dec 2018 Horbury Lights switch-on.

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