2015 Small grants awarded

Our second round of small grants for 2015 have been allocated with a further six groups with fantastic projects being awarded a combined total of  £9,000. 

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Bricks 4 Kidz – building skills with Lego bricks

A series of workshops/sessions to provide structured educational activities with lego. Children were encouraged to problem solve, improve social skills and share success.

Awarded £1500 


Dual Focus Media – RBL TV

Development and Community Investment Plan – visual equipment and business expenses to develop a series of videos that follow VYC projects from start to finish.

Awarded £1500


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Friends of Rastrick Library – Children’s Book Festival

A workshop and activities for children and residents, aimed at 7-14 year olds using one or more well-known childrens authors. Children were given a gift of a book.

Awarded £1500



Brighouse Angling Association- Fishing For All

To install four platforms to enable access for wheelchair users and all to fishing at Airey’s pond.

Awarded £1500


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Woodhouse Lane Play area – Community Garden

Contribution towards developing a community garden as part of the refurbishment of the Daisy Road play area – raised planters, access path and paving.

Awarded £1500



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4th Rastrick Brownies St Matthew’s Church – overnight sleepover at The Deep

To take a group of 24 brownies on a sleepover away from home. They will be able to find out about creatures in the ocean which will assist with their badge work.

Awarded £1500




Our first round of small grants for 2015 have been allocated, six fantastic groups with as equally brilliant projects have been awarded a combined total of £6,650. 

Peter Edwards, Vice Chairman of Rastrick Big Local said,

This was our third round of Community small grants conducted with every applicant making their appeal in front of all the other applicants. The enthusiasm and friendship created between the groups was a pleasure to see as inter-relationships were built up among the applicants promoting the cause of making Rastrick an even better place to live.

The groups included

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LoveBread is a not for profit Community Interest Company making artisan bread in the Calderdale area. They run a community supported bakery in the heart of Brighouse, combining artisan bread, workshops and community outreach.

What they say We bake, sell and teach real bread.  All the bread made by LoveBread is handmade.  We mix, knead, shape, score and bake every loaf we sell – making all our loaves unique.

The project: Rastrick Bake Local

Free baking workshops for pairs – to encourage community participation and development of new skills with a safety net of a known friend/relative. With travel paid

Awarded £1500

cropped-used-tennis-balls2Rastrick Tennis Club

What they say Rastrick tennis club membership is open to all, with a welcoming friendly environment. The club which has been established for over 40 years has many facilities.

The project: Tennis for Fun

To provide an opportunity for children and young people aged 6 -16 to learn to play and enjoy tennis, a sport for all ages and abilities.

Awarded £1200


St Matthews Scouts

Meets weekly during term time at St Matthews Parish Centre, Church Lane, Rastrick.

The project: New Patrol Tents

To replace tents which are at the end of their useful years and provide new camping equipment to enable young people to experience of camping out, developing new skills and build self-esteem.

Awarded: £1500


Annapurna Dance

What they say We offer enjoyable and imaginative Indian dance programmes with a vision to achieve harmony and understanding between people of different cultures through Indian dance. The company aims to introduce the rich artistic and cultural heritage of India through performances of graceful and rhythmic Indian dances and storytelling and is committed to working in the community with people of all ages and abilities.

The project: The Unknown Becomes Known

WW1 project to highlight the importance of the valuable contribution from undivided India to Britain, to celebrate this precious aspect of diversity in British heritage and shared history of positive involvement of Asian communities with the Empire. Carr Green and Woodside Primary schools to take part in a range of accessible workshops using Asian music, literacy, songs, poetry and movements and stories.

Awarded: £685


Schools Out Scheme IT Workshops To purchase 3 IPads to enhance the It levels in SOS for the use of the children in pre-school after school and holiday activities. To embrace technology and give children another avenue to tap into resources and to improve communication.

Awarded: £765


Teenie Tennis Kids

Rastrick Tennis Tots The project ‘Rastrick Tennis Tots’ will be an 8 week parent and toddler tennis programme for pre-school children in Rastrick (aged 2+). Within the sessions children learn and develop their Agility, Balance, Coordination using lots of bright exciting equipment to help keep them engaged ie. balloons, bean bags, tiger paws, smiley faces. It is a great opportunity for parents to spend time with their children whilst learning activities that they can continue at home.

Awarded: £1000

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