Micklefield craft group aiming to make new friends after receiving equipment grant from wind farm fund

  • Jul 30, 2021
  • Banks Group

A West Yorkshire village craft group is looking to make new friends after a grant from a renewable energy firm enabled it to buy in new equipment and material supplies.

Before the pandemic, Micklefield Craft Group met every week at the village’s Youth & Adult Centre to try out different crafting activities, including card making and embroidery, and to spend social time together in a friendly and welcoming group.

With the lifting of Covid restrictions, its weekly sessions are set to recommence from September – and the group, which draws its members from across Micklefield and Garforth, is now looking to encourage more people to come along and see what it offers.

The group’s restart plans have been backed by Banks Renewables with a £500 grant from the community benefits fund linked to the nearby Hook Moor wind farm, which provides around £10,000 of funding for local good causes every year, and will deliver around £250,000 over the scheme’s 25-year lifespan.