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A Keighley allotment project could reap a £500 grant
12:30pm Saturday 14th September 2013 in Keighley
A Keighley allotment project could reap a £500 grant.
Branching Out, an eco-gardening initiative for people with dementia and disabilities, is bidding for a donation from the Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving campaign.
The cash would be used to build 10 raised beds.
A spokesman said: “The project is unique in that it includes workshop areas, a poly tunnel and indoor and outdoor planting areas. The objective is to tackle isolation and improve the well-being and fitness of older people through skill sharing.”
Branching Out is among nearly 1,000 groups and schemes which applied for funding from the campaign.
A shortlist has been drawn up and the public is now being asked to vote for its favourite. The top 160 applicants will each receive £500.
David Cutter, for Skipton Building Society, said: “There’s no doubt we’re still in challenging times and groups so often run by volunteers have been feeling the squeeze.
“But what makes communities stronger is everyone coming together and supporting these unsung heroes in their neighbourhoods.”
The deadline is September 30.
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