Hopefully you will be aware of the Community First funding that we have received for the Kirkstall council ward. We have been awarded over £67,000 by the Community Development Foundation to help fund projects over the next four years. If you have an idea for a community-based project and require £250 to £2500 in order …
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spotlight on

The ‘Spotlight On…’ series of articles will introduce you and give you an insight into the local companies and businesses in the area that have something of interest to communicate to members and readers of Kirkstall Online and Kirkstall Matters magazine. All of them are currently involved or have expressed an interest in helping the …
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Charity Funding Opportunity!

February 4th, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Charity - (Comments Off)

Are you a charity looking for some funding? Are you recently set up or donations just not adding up this year? Well look no further than The Leeds RAG Community Fund. It is a student-led society and is a collection of money that is distributed in the form of small grants to local Leeds based …
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Sponsored Zumbathon – 24th February – Kirkstall

January 23rd, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Charity | Events | Our Community | Sport - (Comments Off)
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Sponsored Bokwa and Zumbathon – Sunday 24 February – 10am until 1pm – Xercise 4 Less Gym (Kirkstall) People are amazed by the benefits and quick effects Bokwa and Zumba have on your figure. So not only could you be taking part in a fun and exhilarating fitness session – it will be for 3 …
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January 23rd, 2013 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Charity - (Comments Off)

Get involved in the 10th anniversary year of Practice-a-thon by picking up an instrument, practicing your favourite pieces or trying something new! Get pupils sponsored for playing or plan a performance to showcase their skills. For all ages and abilities, any instrument and any musical style. Your school, orchestra, choir, or music group can keep …
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Do you fancy getting more involved with your local community? Kirkstall is becoming a more and more vibrant place with many people taking up a new hobby or pastime while helping do something great for their local community at the same time. There’s lots of opportunities available, and if you have your own projects you’d like help …
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Hollybush Learners Celebrate Success!

January 13th, 2013 | Posted by Sarah.Learoyd in Charity | Our Community - (Comments Off)
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Last week, 16 local people successfully completed Hollybush Conservation Centre’s newest courses – Practical Woodland Skills and Woodwork Skills. Designed to re-connect people with the natural world, these courses teach the value of forests and the skills needed to live in them and off them. Saleable products like chairs, benches and planters are made combining …
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invite Love Leeds Shop

Dear Readers, The Love Leeds Charity Shop is having an opening event which they are inviting all residents of Kirkstall to attend. Kirkstall, as we all know, is a popular residential location for students and so we are happy to be able to support this cause as well as increase ties between Kirkstall residents, Kirkstall …
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The Shoe Box Appeal

October 29th, 2012 | Posted by Jenny.Budd in Charity - (Comments Off)
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Giving only £2.50 will give a child in Belarus their first ever Christmas present and some much needed basic items.   For most of us it is difficult to imagine a Christmas without presents, yet for many children around the world living in destitute conditions or war-torn countries, this is reality. Many of them do …
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About Kirkstall Community First

October 18th, 2012 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Charity | Kirkstall Community First | Our Community - (Comments Off)

Do you want to run a local project that will benefit the local area? A new programme from the Office for Civil Society has awarded Kirkstall £67,820 to spend over the next four years on projects led by members of our community. Groups do not have to be registered charities and can be groups of …
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