Local schools win Aviva's Community Fund

Aviva have announced the first winners of their latest Community Fund Competition and they include two projects within the constituency. Farsley Rehoboth and West End Primary in Horsforth have been awarded funds of up to £1,000 for their projects.

Farsley Rehoboth’s project was to take the badly neglected graveyard which has been closed to relatives and family for 11 years with no right of access into a community asset open to all including full access to War Graves. The grant will assist with materials and insurance so that the work can commence and the volunteers who will carry out the work with be fully protected. The Farsley Rehoboth Baptist Burial Ground was a place of internment from 1785 to 2000 and reflected the growth of Farsley and in particular its textile industry with many prominent residents buried there.

West End Primary’s funds raised will go towards enhancing the education of children at the school. It will go towards improvements in the library facilities at the school, as well as new sports equipment to help the school in its mission to encourage the children to live active and healthy lives. This includes raising funds for new football goals and kits for the school.

Stuart said: “It is wonderful to see that these projects have been granted funding. Both of the causes are more than worthy of the awards and I look forward to seeing the impact of the prize money. I would encourage other schools to apply for schemes such as this as the provide an invaluable opportunity for the children.”