A winning partnership between Calderdale Cares lottery and the Community Foundation for Calderdale has today been announced. The local lottery from Halifax RLFC, has already supported charitable groups in Calderdale but now wants to do even more to benefit local residents.
The lottery has pledged to donate 35% of every pound spent playing the lottery to its new Fund with the Community Foundation for Calderdale. The fund will support local charitable organisations that work and benefit people living in Calderdale.
Past recipients of the grants have included Bradshaw Junior School who received a grant to purchase high visibility clothing, White Windows Disability Group, and Halifax Junior Cricket Club.
Richard Watmough, Director of the Calderdale Cares lottery said, “The Community Foundation for Calderdale were our first choice to manage our charitable fund, they have the local knowledge and expertise to ensure all donations made by the Calderdale Cares lottery get to where they are needed the most. We are working hard to sign up new lottery players because the more people who play the more we can give away to groups in the area.”
It’s not just charities that are benefitting, participants of the game can win one of over 40 weekly prizes with daily draws (Mon-Fri) of £100, a rollover jackpot every Saturday of up to £2,000 and £5,000 super draws twice a year.
Steve Duncan, CEO Community Foundation for Calderdale said, “We have worked with Halifax RLFC and the Supporters Trust quite a lot over the years on projects such as, planting shrubs to deter vandalism at the ground, supporting the purchase of equipment for tag rugby for local outreach work at schools, and more recently funding an internet based sports education program. It is great to once again be involved with the club and to lend our expertise to help distribute the funds is an honour.”
Applications to the Calderdale Cares Lottery Fund can be made at www.cffc.co.uk/grants-funding.