Winners of YEP’s £100k Community Cash giveaway revealed

Last year's groups celebrate their grants from the YEP-backed Community Cash scheme.
Last year's groups celebrate their grants from the YEP-backed Community Cash scheme.
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TODAY the Yorkshire Evening Post can reveal the lucky groups who have successfully applied for a slice of a £100,000 cashpot.

The YEP-backed Red Nose Day Community Cash campaign invited local groups the chance to apply for a cash boost.

The annual campaign offers grants of between £500 and £1,000 to small, cash-strapped organisations from across Leeds that aim to help local people who are living tough lives.

The winning groups that will each receive a piece of the funding include lunch clubs, refugee forums, sports teams, allotment groups and community libraries.

Nicola Furbisher, YEP managing editor, said: “The YEP is proud to be at the heart of our communities in Leeds – and this is the perfect way to recognise the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to make sure these communities flourish.

“This is such a fantastic campaign to be a part of and it is humbling to hear of the selfless work going on to ensure communities continue to thrive and support hundreds of the city’s most vulnerable residents.”

She added: “We are proud to be part of this wonderful campaign and look forward to watching how the grants will benefit these dedicated groups from across Leeds.”

This year the campaign saw the YEP once again team up with Comic Relief and Leeds Community Foundation to make sure the small grants were dished out to the community groups most in need to help them flourish in their communities.

The winners are:

Black Achievers Wings Awards £1,000

Leeds Irish Arts Foundation £1,000

Leeds Refugee Forum £1,000

Leeds West Indian Centre Charitable Trust £1,000

Russian Speakers Group for Children £1,000

Saheli Lunch Club £1,000

Sangam Forum £1,000

Supporting the Local Community at St Aidan’s £995

Vandan Women’s Group £1,000

Women Asylum Seekers Together: WAST £1,000

CATCH (Community Action To Change Harehills) £962

Harehills Music and Movement Playgroup £500

Hunslet Churches Together Initiative (The Hunslet Initiative) £970

Invizible Circle Education £1,000

Leeds East Affinity Foundation £1,000

Leeds Space Network (LSN) £795

Seacroft Parish Children & Young People’s Programme £1,000

Swarcliffe & St Gregory’s Community Playscheme £1,000

Youth Theatres Leeds £1,000

Hunslet Hawks Rugby Foundation £780

Little Woodhouse Community Association £1,000

Pembrokes Community Group £770

Association of Sickle Cell Sufferers of Yorkshire for Africa and Basic Information £565

Better Action for Families £939

Friends of Lighthouse School £1,000

Kidz ‘n’ Co £1,000

Musical Arc £1,000

North & West Yorkshire ASBAH £1,000

Prince Philip Centre PHAB Club £1,000

Sunshine and Smiles - Leeds Down Syndrome Network £1,000

Friends of Middleton Park £1,000

Holbeck Gala £1,000

Kirkstall Festival - KVCA £1,000

Morley Literature Festival £900

Project Hope Leeds £950

Seacroft Gala £1,000

Leeds Branch of Arthritis Care £1,000

Middleton Bosom Buddies £990

Pulsations Cardiac Rehabilitation Group £1,000

Streetwise - Love Leeds £1,000

Urban Sprawl CIC £955

Meanwood Institute £1,000

Siegen Close Residents Association £700

Supporting The Elderly People - STEP £870

Gipton Juniors £984

17th South West Leeds Scout Group £600

5th Middleton Guides £998

Epiphany Scout Group £1,000

Al Haqq Supplementary School £990

Bhojan Sangam Group £1,000

Common Cause £660

Happy Chinese Families £1,000

Community Matters £1,000

New Wortley Residents Association £1,000

Aireborough Neighbourhood Development Forum £780

Danby Rovers £913

For Disability Mobility (FDM) £865

Rooots £975

The Growing Zone £950

Chapeltown and Harehills Area Learning Project £1,000

Beeston in Bloom £1,000

Cloth Cat Studios Ltd £1,000

Cross Gates Drop-in £1,000

Happy Stitches £624

Learning to Live Again £802

Parkinson’s UK £1,000

Leeds Health Walks £1,000

Beeston Juniors Football Club £913

Friends of Hollybush Conservation Centre £863

Guiseley AFC Community Foundation £1,000

Yorkshire Life Aquatic £1,000

4th Kippax Brownies £1,000

70th Leeds Brownies & 70th Leeds Rainbows £545

8th South Leeds (Carlton)Scout Group £1,000

Friends of the YMCA in Hawksworth Wood £970

South Headingley Community Association £685

South Seacroft Friends & Neighbours £1,000

Ana Sudaniya £930

Eritrean Women “HADENT” in Leeds (EWHL) £595

Hawksworth Wood (Leeds) Community Association £1,000

ToastLoveCoffee £988

MS Society Leeds Branch £1,000

ZigZag Leeds £1,000

Lady Pit Lane Model Allotments Association £995

Happy Global Families £1,000

Morley Strollers £1,000

Rawdon Community Library £900

Hunslet Nelson Cricket Club £996