Community Grants and Sponsorship

Horsforth Town Council fully supports the work of community or voluntary groups that bring benefit to so many within the Town. The Town Council offers community grants to such groups, as long as they are based in Horsforth, or operating a substantial part of their activities here. Sponsorship is available to community or voluntary groups based in Horsforth providing an event for all or many of the residents of Horsforth on one or more occasion per year.

The Town Council has already supported a wide variety of community projects from The Horsforth Shed Project to the Horsforth Cricket Club, Walk of Art and Friends of Hall Park. Both grants and Sponsorship applications can be made to Council throughout the year. To ensure that Council support benefits Horsforth, applicants will be asked to provide evidence of how any funding provided will benefit people living within the Town. Grants cannot be made available to individuals, nor can they be made available to business or profit-making organisations.

Grants provided in 2023-2024

£200 to WW1 100 years towards electricity costs for the lights inside the parameter walls of the Fink Hill Cenotaph site to illuminate the memorial.

£500 to Woodside St James’ PCC towards the construction of the Community Pantry.

£500 to Walk of Art towards the event being held to celebrate the 10th year anniversary in 2024.

£500 to Horsforth Shed towards a replacement router.

£500 to Horsforth Community Garden, a project of Friends of Horsforth Hall Park towards raised beds for growing vegetables and herbs. 

 

What the funding has meant to organisations

Horsforth Shed logo

Horsforth Shed

The experience of one of our former volunteers shows that the Shed, which had a grant awarded towards its renovation, is already giving positive support to individuals as we work together.

"It always amazed me how many bacon sandwiches and cups of tea were served at the old Scout Hut whilst it was being renovated into a Community Workshop! I was involved from the very start working as part of a team of volunteers for one day a week and over the months real progress has been made. The eight months I worked on the project really helped me grow in confidence and learn some new skills. Since leaving University I had been job hunting without any success and feeling pretty low. Going along and working with others has been really encouraging. In September I started an internship so I can no longer work there but it’s great to hear that the team hope to get it ready to open in early spring next year.

Horsforth Cricket Club

Horsforth Cricket Club

Cricket matches finally got going under specific Covid-19 guidelines on 11 July.
After the constraints of lockdown there was lots of enthusiasm from children and families.

The new pitch cover, purchased with the grant from Horsforth Town Council, was available to use from the start of the season and although the weather was not as wet as some summers, it has made a real difference not least because it does not have tears in it like the old one!

We fielded three senior and five junior teams in what turned out to be half a season of fixtures ending last weekend. We also ran All Stars for five to eight year olds and three weeks of summer camps.

Perfectly Pitched - through Horsforth Churches Together

To provide for classical musical concerts for people who would normally struggle to attend such concerts due to disability/other challenges.

Grant: £500

I would like to thank the Council for their kind support of Perfectly Pitched and making it possible to put on a fantastic concert for families of Horsforth.

 

 

Horsforth Churches Together

Good Friday Walk of Witness.

Sponsorship: £500

Just a say big thank you to the Town Council with their support of the Easter Walk.

The event was a big success, Chris Calvert came from the Town Council and can no doubt feedback but there are some pictures available to browse on our website. We guess around 300 people took part in the walk and the service at the Green.

Horsforth Walk of Witness 

7th Airedale (St Margaret's) Scouts

New flooring in scout hut.

Grant: £500 

Thank you for the community grant. The work has now been completed and we have a lovely new non-slip floor and coir matting which we hope will last us at least as long as the previous one (about 30 years).

Before: 

7th Airedale (St Margarets) Scouts photo of hallway floor 

After: 

7th Airedale (St Margarets) Scouts photo of hallway floor