Honley Male Voice Choir has received grant assistance for 2024 from One Community towards its ongoing running costs.

Chris Flanagan, fundraising officer for Honley MVC, said: “We are delighted to receive this generous award from One Community’s Thornton Family Fund.

“Like many ‘not-for-profit’ organisations, we have limited resources. The costs associated with our weekly rehearsal venue and professional fees represent a sizeable proportion of our annual expenditure.

The choir is deeply embedded in the local community. Beyond our performances, we engage in various community events and activities, contributing to the social and cultural fabric of Honley and the surrounding areas.

“Our commitment to community engagement reflects the choir’s broader ethos of using music as a means of bringing people together and enriching lives.

“This award will not only provide valuable support to the choir by contributing to the wellbeing, health and social interaction of the singing membership, but will also enable the choir to meet its overall charitable aims and objectives of extending its community involvement, thereby benefitting the wider local community.”

One Community is a community foundation for Kirklees providing grant funding for small charities and community groups across the district.