Bramley Lantern Parade, playground painting and basketball projects bid for ‘inner west’ funding

Venue: New Wortley Community Centre, on Tong Road

A number of community and youth-related projects in ‘inner’ west Leeds are hoping to receive council funding at a meeting next week.

Councillors on the inner west community committee will decide on a raft of applications in the Armley, Bramley & Stanningley and Kirkstall wards. Applications they will consider include:

Bramley Lantern Parade – £2,000

The grant will be used to support the Lantern Parade in Bramley, run by Creative Communities CIC. The funds will be spent on materials, facilitators and refreshments.

Discover Wellbeing – £10,000

The money would help pilot a new community based emotional health and wellbeing offer for children, young people and their families run by Barca-Leeds.

Inner West Youth Summit – £2,250

The grant awarded will fund the council-run Inner West Youth Summit 2023.

Bramley Falls Park playground painting – £2,880

The funding will be used to repaint the playground at Bramley Falls Park.

Bramley Basketball at Leeds West Academy – £1,330

Weekly term time basketball sessions with the aim of engaging positively with the young people who attend Leeds West Academy. An opportunity for professional coaching for free within the community. It will be afters chool on Wednesdays in term time, 3pm till 4pm.

LS12 Creative, Armley – £5,847

This funding will support Interplay in the expansion of their existing free to access LS12 Creative project. The grant will increase the number of young people reached, and offer holiday as well as term time activities.

The inner west community committee is made up of nine councillors (all Labour) from Armley, Bramley & Stanningley and Kirkstall wards. It is also made up of community co-optees. 

Its next meeting will be at New Wortley Community Centre on Tuesday, 5 September at 6pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. The agenda can be read on full here.

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