Over £2.6m invested in communities across the district

£50,000 has been invested into dozens of projects by ward councillors in all 21 wards during the last year.

The funding has come through the Capital Grants Programme which makes money available to ward councillors each year to improve services or facilities in their wards.

Projects are selected in consultation with residents and local community groups and support such things as new play areas, open spaces and infrastructure.

This year new projects have been approved with a total of £375,848 allocated in 2019/20 so far. Since the Capital Grants programme started overall £2,632,528 has been invested in over 360 projects.

Here are just a few ways we’re benefiting your community with funding agreed for these projects.

Airedale Library Digital Hub – £18,435 – for much needed technological equipment for a fully functional digital hub to the Friends of Airedale Library.

Altofts Cricket Club – £5,000 to improve the practice facilities for all players – especially junior boys and girls with an artificial outdoor practice pitch.

Netherton Play Area – £19,151 we will provide a dedicated pre-school play area to Sitlington Parish Council.

Airedale Library Digital Hub – £18,435 – for much needed technological equipment for a fully functional digital hub to the Friends of Airedale Library.

Horbury Phone Box
Horbury Phone Box Art for artists to highlight their work.

Horbury Phone Box Art – £2,900.00 – opportunities for artists to highlight their work.

Make Some Space – £5,812 – to be used to purchase and install a container at the Christ Church South Ossett Parish Centre to create a storage facility for the 9th Wakefield Brownies and 2nd Ossett Rainbows.

Wakefield Thornes Cricket Club – £11,100 – ball stop netting to improve the site and protect nearby properties and vehicles.

Netherton J&I Technology Project – £14,363 – providing much-needed technology equipment to be used by the school and community.

Stan Barstow Gardens Development –£8,664 to improve the garden area of the park, including through the installation of a perimeter fence.

If you’re part of a community group interested in delivering capital projects in your area contact your ward councillor to discuss ideas.

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