The Jo Barnes Fund
This is a small grants fund set up in memory of my partner Jo who died of breast cancer in February 2009. It supports community-based projects with an environmental element in the Colne Valley of West Yorkshire. A typical grant will be around £250-£500. It is administered by Hester Dunlop, Cate Clark and myself.
To apply email me at paul.salveson@myphone,coop – there is a simple application form and we aim to give a response within 4 weeks.
We were delighted to be nominated as the main beneficiary of the annual Longwood Sing in 2013. We received a cheque for £600 from the organisers, which was greatly appreciated.
Examples of other grants
£150 to ‘Community Energy’ in the Colne Valley
£250 to ‘Valley Wind’ to assist social enterprise wind farm development in the Colne Valley