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Next round of Leo Group community fund launched

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The next round in an initiative to support grassroots organisations across Bradford and Calderdale has been launched by a Yorkshire environmental firm.

The Leo Group Community Fund is inviting applications from charities and good causes working with children and young people to share in thousands of pounds of grants.

Since the initiative was launched in 2011, the Community Fund has issued grants exceeding £20,000.

A total of 13 organisations have already been awarded much-needed funding of up to £2,500 each – directly benefiting the local community.

Applications are now open for the Community Fund 2014 and the company is seeking submissions from across the community for its next award of grants. The deadline for completed application forms is Friday June 27.

 Leo Group communications manager Melanie Rosser said:

“As a major employer in both districts, we are proud to be at the heart of the community and – through the fund – have created a platform for injecting cash back into it to benefit local people long-term.

“The awards form a much-needed opportunity for good causes to gain funds of up to £2,500 to continue, expand or improve the good work they do day-in, day-out to enrich the community we all work within.

“We’re delighted to be able to help them make such a positive difference to the lives of so many young people.”

The fund is particularly keen to hear from good causes involved in sporting activities as well as cultural, educational and environmental projects.

Successful bids for cash have recently included those from Chellow Heights Special School in Bradford for a library of tactile books for visually impaired pupils; diamond jubilee polo shirts for pupils at St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School in Clayton as well as financial support for Home-Start Calderdale, a charity that offers early years support to struggling families with young children.

Leo Home-Start
Calderdale Home-Start was among recent beneficiaries of the Leo Group Community Fund

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