BRAMHAM COMMUNITY FUND
The Bramham Community Fund was created in 2003 to distribute the monies available to Bramham as a result of the Leeds Festival. It was set up by the owners of Bramham Park and the promoter (originally Mean Fiddler, now Festival Republic). About two thirds of the money has come from donations made by residents obtaining heavily discounted tickets for the event and the other third is a donation from the promoter. Every year, a committee under the chairmanship of Nick and Rachel Lane Fox and on which the Parish Council is represented, meets to consider applications for grants from community organisations. Since the Fund was set up, it has made grants of over £300,000.
The objective of the Fund is generally to support community projects and these must benefit the residents of Bramham. The Fund does not support commercial activities or private individuals.
At a meeting on 8 March, the committee agreed to make grants towards the following:
All Saints’ Church Organ refurbishment £19000
Village Hall New exits and kitchen furniture £6550
Drama Group Radio microphones/disco lights £2500
Bramham Parish Council Pavilion loft boarding and furniture £2210
Community Action Group Christmas lighting motifs £1520
Bramham Parish Council Senior Citizen’s Centre Feasibility Study £1500
Folly Allotments Contribution to lay-by project £1000
Bramham In Bloom Gardening project at Bramham School £400
Senior Citizens Monday Club £250
Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Speaker support £250
The Fund also supports the shuttle bus between the village and the festival and the
ticket administration costs.
It is expected that the committee will meet again next March to consider grants from the 2016 Leeds Festival. An announcement will be made in the magazine nearer the date and any community organisation wishing to apply for a grant will be required to submit an application no later than 14 February 2017.
Secretary to the Fund