Big build for Big Local

Dewsbury Moor Big Local Project announces latest investment project, which will see two houses converted for locals wanting to learn a trade.'Pictured: Chris Jenkinson, Shane Hussain, Robert Scott, Kathy Robertson and seated is Kathleen Andrews.'d307a335
Dewsbury Moor Big Local Project announces latest investment project, which will see two houses converted for locals wanting to learn a trade.'Pictured: Chris Jenkinson, Shane Hussain, Robert Scott, Kathy Robertson and seated is Kathleen Andrews.'d307a335

People wishing to learn a trade in Dewsbury Moor will get the chance to train up thanks to the latest Big Local project.

In 2010 the Big Lottery Fund picked the area as one of 50 in England to get one of its £1m Big Local Trust grants.

And Big Local’s latest project will see it team up with Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH) to transform a large empty property into two homes.

Local people will be given the chance to gain valuable experience by working on the project.

Big Local will be looking for a local building company to work with on a project to turn a large empty property into two homes.

In turn, the company will receive support from KNH and guidance on how to bid for future contracts.

Kathy Robertson, chairperson of Dewsbury Moor Big Local Partnership said: “We are very excited to be launching this partnership with

KNH. Our residents have told us they want us to use Big Local funds to help people into training and jobs and this project will help us to do just that.

“We would really encourage any building firm in the Dewsbury area to get in touch if they are interested in this opportunity.”

Building companies interested in the project should email dewsburymoorbiglocal@gmail.com for a briefing pack by September 6.

So far, Big Local has spent £10,000 supporting local groups through its Quick Wins fund.

This has boosted youth, sports and theatre groups and local tenants associations in Dewsbury Moor.