Leeds community groups urged to bid for extra cash

Armley Community groups in Armley are among those being urged to apply for the extra funding

Community groups in west Leeds have been urged to apply for a share of £130,000 extra council funding.

Groups in Stanningley, Armley and Bramley have been offered the cash by the Leeds inner west area committee.

Committee chair Caroline Gruen said organisations which made "a real difference" to their local areas would be considered for an award.

The funding would be spent "in the interest of people living in our communities", she said.

"We want a happy, healthy, active community and we are particularly keen to see more young people getting jobs, more families enjoying a good standard of housing and an attractive outdoor environment."

The support grants will come from the area committee's Wellbeing Fund, Ms Gruen added.

The deadline to submit a funding application is Monday 20 January.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Leeds & West Yorkshire

Weather

Leeds

25 °C 15 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • SleepSleep on it

    Is it possible to strengthen your brain's synapses while you slumber?

Programmes

  • A man holds a sign which reads Bring Back Our GirlsHARDtalk Watch

    Why there is still hope and optimism for the rescue of Nigeria’s kidnapped schoolgirls

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.