Cash to spend on Elland groups

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COMMUNITY groups in Elland soon will have the chance to bid for a share of £34,000.

The HX5 postcode has been awarded the money under the Government’s Community First programme.

Other districts will also benefit from similar windfalls.

Elland ward Coun David Hardy (Lib-Dem Elland) said the town’s first panel recently held its first meeting.

“We will be distributing paperwork out into the community over the next few weeks,” he said.

“The funding is available to all community groups.”

Under the programme grants will be awarded between £250 and £2,500 and each must be match fundedj by volunteers’ time, gifts in kind or cash donations.