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Outer West: Councillors approve funding for community projects

Councillors sitting on the Outer West Community Committee have approved funding for a number of different community projects and initiatives.

Meeting at Leeds Civic Hall, members from Calverley & Farsley, Farnley & Wortley and Pudsey wards agreed to award funds towards the following community and youth initiatives from the committee’s budget.

Money Buddies Outer West – £17,456

The Money Buddy Service provides a specialist face to face emergency debt advice, full financial capability, and benefit support service to all clients. Funding is for two Money Buddies, one based at Pudsey Community Hub, and on rotation between two venues, based at Hillside Hall and Farsley Community Hub. Councillors will discuss the number of exact sessions as the Pudsey service seemed to be the most popular.

Jubilee benches – £8,312

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The benches will be based in Calverley & Farsley, Pudsey and Farnley & Wortley wards.

Beats on the Street 2022 – £3,485

Over 19 weeks during school holidays the organisation will deliver an urban music and arts-based project. There will be three outreach sessions in Pudsey Park in the band stand to attract young people to come and ‘have a go’.

DAZL – £3,427.50

A weekly dance fitness program for young people that includes activity in school holidays including light touch change for life activities to encourage healthy lifestyles. They will be based at St John’s Church Hall in Wortley, Old Farnley Community Centre, and a church hall on the Heights.

Andy’s Monday Youth Café – £900

Funding a Monday evening youth café at Pudsey Community Project, Fartown.

Rhinos Multi Sport Camps – £6,000

Leeds Rhinos Foundation will design, implement, and deliver three multi-skills camps for young people focusing on key fundamental movement skills, and physical activity whilst focusing on fun and enjoyment at the heart of the programme in Calverley & Farsley, Farnley & Wortley and Pudsey wards.

Farnley & Wortley Foodbank, Farnley Community Centre £3,968.94

For the purchase, delivery, installation, and set-up of a 20ft storage container to enable the community centre to deliver a new food bank service.

The outer west community committee is made up of nine councillors from three wards: Calverley & Farsley, Farnley and Wortley and Pudsey wards. The political makeup is five Conservative councillors, and two each from Labour and the Green Party.

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