Round two of the HARIBO Happiness Together Fund, which supports activities that encourage friendships across generations, is now open for applications from across the Wakefield District.

In partnership with HARIBO, the Community Foundation Wakefield District are appealing to community groups, charities, and social enterprises to get submit their funding applications.

Activities can range from improving the facilities available within the local community through to delivering events and activities that bring young and older people together.

Craig Shepherd from Community Foundation Wakefield District comments: “The HARIBO Happiness Together Fund has gotten off to a great start, with funding agreed for two amazing projects which will launch their activities in the coming weeks.

“So, we are now looking for our next projects to fund!”

Projects already supported by the HARIBO Happiness Together Fund include ‘If you eat, you’re in’, facilitated by Grow Wakefield and Tea with a Pony delivered by Dialwood Carriage Driving for the Disabled.

Wild food walks, talks and cooking demonstrations will be part of the ‘If you eat, you’re in’ project, as a team of volunteers bring people together to celebrate all aspects of food. Community juicing and foodie films will also create shared experiences for young and older people from across Kettlethorpe, Airedale, South Elmsall, Pontefract, Outwood, Eastmoor and Lupset.

Tea with a Pony, facilitated by Dialwood Carriage Driving for the disabled, affiliated with the Riding for the Disabled Association, has also received funding.

Based in Flockton, Tea with a Pony will see volunteers assist disabled youngsters with their ponies and people with dementia, bringing them together to socialise over tea and cake with a pony!

‘Getting to Know You’ sessions will also connect people through a mutual interest in ponies and horses. Individuals from local church and women’s institute groups will share experiences with local school children as they take part in a monthly activity session.

Jon Hughes, Managing Director at HARIBO adds: “The projects that have already received funding will create memorable experiences in a fun and enjoyable way.

“It’s now time to support even more organisations so that together we can spread happiness throughout the Wakefield district.”

Round 2 of the HARIBO Happiness Together Fund is now open. Please apply here. Applications must be received by Friday 15th April – please note this date has been extended.