Haworth, Otley Road, Eccleshill, Barkerend and Ilkley groups land Lottery cash windfall

Jackie Butterfield at Haworth Riding for the Disabled

Jackie Butterfield at Haworth Riding for the Disabled

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

Eight community projects in Bradford district will share £67,000 of Big Lottery Fund cash.

The Awards for All programme gives money to projects that tackle issues, needs and aspirations of communities.

Haworth Riding for the Disabled will get £9,643 and founder Jackie Butterfield said: “This is brilliant, absolutely brilliant. It means we can expand even more.”

Jane Lawrence, fundraiser at Haworth Riding for the Disabled, said the money would provide a year’s funding for two additional nights – on Wednesdays and Fridays – of an after-school club for children with disabilities, and also a school holiday club.

Otley Road and Barkerend Environment Project – a voluntary organisation – will use its £10,000 to reduce environmental deprivation through gardening competitions, tub-planting sessions and educational nature sessions.

Voluntary group Eccleshill Walkers will get £9,830 to run activities to improve the emotional and physical health of isolated people.

Angela Robertson, who runs the organisation’s walking group and weight management class, said: “It was very exciting when we heard that we were getting it. It is absolutely fantastic.”

Thornbury-based Albion Sports Juniors AFC will receive £9,100 to deliver dance and healthy minds workshops, as well as training people in the organisation in providing the activities in the future.

Ilkley Film Festival will use £8,000 to buy a projector for the Ilkley Film Festival and then to screen fortnightly films in a theatre.

Action for Community Ltd in Bradford will get £8,574 to train 18 women from black, minority and ethnic backgrounds to become doulas, or labour coaches.

Bradford Family Support Network will get £7,710 to provide English lessons for refugees and asylum seekers. The Phoenix Art Club in Bradford will get £5,000 to pay for venue hire and a tutor to deliver craft classes for older people.

Alison Rowe, of the Big Lottery Fund, said: “It’s great to see the variety of innovative ways projects plan to use their Awards for All grants this month.”

She said the grants of £300 to £10,000 meant the grants were accessible to all.

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8:08am Tue 4 Feb 14

G_Firth says...

Shame that local councils are doing very little towards this and other disabled projects
Shame that local councils are doing very little towards this and other disabled projects G_Firth
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