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Community First

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The Community First Programme in inner South Leeds support local projects, while promoting a sense of community ownership and encouraging communities to help themselves and others.

It has already provided hundreds of thousands of pounds of funding for projects in the south Leeds area.

Community First panels with broad representation of residents, faith groups, young people, business and voluntary organisations have been established in the Beeston and Holbeck ward, City and Hunslet ward and Middleton Park ward in inner south Leeds. In outer south, there's Ardsley and Robin Hood and Morley South.

The panels consider funding projects that meet the five community priorities of: providing positive activities for young people, improving the street scene and open spaces, improving health, economic wellbeing, and community cohesion and awareness of services have been identified.

The panel is responsible for considering whether projects are appropriate for funding, meeting the criteria set by the funding provider Community Development Foundation.

Community groups and voluntary organisations working in the inner south Leeds area, which are not for profit or statutory agencies, will be eligible to apply for grant funding of between £250 and £2,500 for projects which address the area priorities.

People will be encouraged to give time, expertise and resources in the form of match funding towards the projects they identify in their areas. The government will match these pound for pound, helping to stimulate local action towards meeting community needs.


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