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30 July 2022 TSL Household Support Grant. Third Sector Leaders Kirklees have awarded us a grant to purchase electric heated throws, warm clothing, assistance with electricity top-ups and other support that will allow us to help people through the winter months.

9 May 2022 Asda Foundation Grant. The Asda Foundation have awarded us a grant to provide a party at the Queens Jubilee Celebrations for the residents of Daisy Hill and the surrounding area. The Party was held on Saturday 4 June from 2-5pm, see the Creative Activities page for photographs.

29 April 2022 One Community Foundation Spring Grant. One Community Foundation have awarded us a grant towards our operating costs for the Spring period

15 April 2022 Kirklees Council Grant. Kirklees Council have awarded us a grant to provide a party at the Queens Jubilee Celebrations for the residents of Daisy Hill and the surrounding area. The Party was held on Saturday 4 June from 2-5pm, see the Creative Activities page for photographs.

3 March 2022 Sir George Martin Trust Grant. The Sir George Martin Trust have awarded us a grant to match fund the cost of improving the toilet facilities and building a shower on the ground floor of the building for use by those who do not have access to hot running water.

20 December 2021 One Community Foundation Winter Grant. One Community Foundation have awarded us a grant from the Police Fund towards our operating costs for the Winter period

1 December 2021 TSL Household Support Grant. TSL have awarded us a grant to assist households in difficult with issues like winter fuel payments.

3 November 2021 One Community Foundation Autumn Grant. One Community Foundation have awarded us a grant towards our operating costs for the Autumn period.

30 October 2021. The Architectural heritage Foundation awarded us a grant of £14,850 to carry out a feasibility assessment of future uses of the building, this included architectural, structural and valuation reports. The work was managed for us by Martin Walsh Architectural. Some of the recommended changes to the building layout are in the process of being implemented and others will follow as funds allow.

10 August 2021 Acting Club Grant. Creative Scene and The Local Connections Fund have awarded grants to the acting club to provide costumes for street performances by local historic characters on Heritage Open Day, 11 September 2021. (see the Acting & Writing Club page for pictures of the event)

1 March 2021 TSL Covid19 Vaccine Grant. Third Sector Leaders have awarded us two grants to assist those on the margins of society to register for a Covid19 vaccination and if they do not wish to have a vaccine report the reasons why.

1 February 2021 One Communities Foundation Grant. One Communities Foundation have awarded us a further grant to provide food, warm clothing and personal hygiene products in February & March.

15 December 2020 TSL Winter Payments Grant Third Sector Leaders have awarded us a winter payment grant of £1000 to assist needy people with one-off payments towards their fuel bills and to purchase heated electrical throws to help keep individuals warm this winter.

10 November 2020 Co-Op Food Share We have been awarded a grant from Co-Op Food Share to assist with the food distribution programme.

31 October 2020 One Community Foundation Match Funding One Community Foundation will be match funding any gifts that we receive in November, December and January 2021.

22 October 2020 TSL Acting Club Grant. The Acting Club have been awarded a grant from Third Sector Leaders to work in conjunction with Creative Scene on street performance characters based upon Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’. It had been intended to perform as part of the Christmas lights switch on but due to Covid19 restrictions this was not be possible. Instead a video for use on YouTube and Facebook was be produced. (The finished video can be viewed by clicking here)

9 October 2020 Big Sleep Out. The The Huddersfield Town AFC Big Sleep Out project will be providing us with a shopping trolley full of food each month for the next six months.


13 Aug 2020 One Community Foundation Grant For Freezers. One Community Foundation have awarded us a grant to purchase two freezers. This will allow our partners at Sensory World and Gift of Giving to prepare meals on a bulk basis which we can freeze and distribute as required for microwaving at home by the recipient.

05 June 2020 Letter from Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire. We were honoured and touched to receive a letter of thanks from Ed Anderson, HM Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire for our services to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is lovely to receive this acknowledgement, which reflects on the hard work, effort and support of countless different people and organisations. Thank you everyone for your ongoing support to help our community and we also thank and praise the Lord God for the joy and privilege to serve His town of Dewsbury and share His love with those in need.AGE

15 May 2020 New Boiler. We have successfully completed a crowdfunding project for a new boiler for the upper floors of 74 Daisy Hill. Can we please express our thanks to all those who have pledged support, to Spacehive for hosting our crowdfunding page and Kirklees Council for their match funding contribution of £1,500. Thank you one and all.

30 April 2020 One Community Foundation Grant. We are delighted to have been awarded a grant from One Community Foundation Kirklees to provide emergency food to those in need during the corona virus pandemic and are currently partnering with Sensory World and Dewsbury Elim Church to provide daily breakfast sandwiches and a hot lunchtime meal on Fridays.