Community First is an £80m government-funded initiative that will run for four years, until March 2015. The programme will help communities come together to identify their strengths and local priorities in order to plan for their future and become more resilient. It will fund both new and existing community groups.
Community First in Wibsey has secured £33910.00 over 4 years on a matched contribution basis for the Wibsey electoral ward. We welcome bids up to £1000 and actively encourage smaller bids that could be typically £500 or less. In this round the panel has £5624 to allocate. The panel will make recommendations of which bids to support but as the rules are set by the government, the final decision on awarding the grant will be made by the Community Development Foundation (CDF). If you have a larger bid in mind please talk to us and we will try to help.
Your panel will work in close partnership with the local communities, voluntary organisations, statutory agencies to help develop and deliver wide ranging community programmes that bring social, economic and environmental benefits to local people.