High Legh Community Association (HLCA) Grants


High Legh Community Association announced at the November AGM that it intends to continue the Sports, Education and Recreation grants (SER) to facilitate the first of its two charitable objectives:-

“…to promote the benefit of the inhabitants of High Legh, without distinction of sex, political religious or other opinions, by associating the local authorities, voluntary organisations and inhabitants in a common effort to advance education and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure-time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants”.

Grants will normally be made up to a maximum of £250


Who can benefit?

High Legh Residents - examples include: - groups wishing to purchase facilities, pay training costs for group leaders or fund specialist equipment. Priority is given to applications that maximise the benefits to as many High Legh residents as possible.


Application Process

Written applications (to Treasurer, Su Carter, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in writing to High Legh Village Hall can be made by 28th February or 30th June. The level of grant awarded by the Community Association Council will be notified within 45 days of these dates.  Applications must fall within the first objective of the HLCA Constitution and applicants should provide evidence that any proposed expenditure offers good value for money and delivers identified benefits. There is no appeal process. The CA Council decision is final. Groups can normally only submit one application in any calendar year. 


Where does the money come from?

The grants are funded from part of the net profit from social events organised by the Community Association Social Committee. The amount available for grants is determined at each year-end.  The fund can be withdrawn at any time if the CAC needs to reallocate funds to its second objective (the Village Hall) in accordance with its Deed of Trust and lease requirements.


What happened in 2017?

In 2016 we were pleased to support High Legh Bowling Club and Community Observatory upgrade their clubhouses or buy specialist equipment.. They are all welcome to apply again in 2018, as indeed are other High Legh voluntary groups, however we must emphasize that our funds can only be used to benefit High Legh residents. 


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To retain the friendly atmosphere of this race only 600 places will be made available.  Book your place and Click here to find out more.


Who can take part in the competition?

The competition is open to all.

Use any sort of camera you like.

People aged under 15 on Sunday October 14th can take part in all classes – free of charge.


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What are the Classes?

  1. High Legh and Cheshire
  2. Nature
  3. People and Places
  4. Open

     Under 15s only

5.   My best photo


Entries must be printed and mounted on black lightweight card. (Digital entries will not be accepted). (Some A4 sized black card and double sided tape will be available to competitors at no charge in High Legh Village Hall on Sunday October 7th from 1pm to 4pm so you can mount your entries before submitting them.)

Maximum size of entries, including the card, may not exceed A4 in length or height. (210 × 297 mm or 8.27 × 11.69 inches)

Entrants can add a caption within the A4 size limit, but the caption must not include any person’s name or obvious way of identifying an entrant, so for example, “My House” or “My Sister” would not be appropriate.

Manipulations of the image are permitted.

Taking Part

Fees - Adults 30p per photograph, under 15s - no charge for any category

Maximum of 5 entries per class, per person.

Permissions - It is the entrant’s responsibility (and in the case of children, the child’s parents) to ensure that they have secured the consent of any person shown in their photograph to the photograph being exhibited.

Winning entrants agree to their name and their winning photo(s) being printed in the High Legh Newsletter and/or displayed on www.highlegh.org.uk at no charge.

Prizes will be Certificates and a Trophy. Additionally, a £10 cash prize is awarded for the under 15 category.

All entries will be displayed in High Legh Village Hall on Sunday 14th October from 1pm to 4pm.  Entry to the Village Hall will be open to the public, free of charge.  Hot and cold drinks, cakes and sandwiches will be available for purchase. 

The winners will be announced on Sunday 14th October at High Legh Village Hall.  

Entries are judged by an independent judge prior to the public exhibition and the judge’s decision is final. The judging will be based upon the quality of the photograph.  The quality of the caption or the mounting will not be taken into consideration.  Entries may be disqualified if they are not suitable for family viewing.

Please bring your entries to High Legh Village Hall (WA16 6LR) between 1pm and 4pm on Sunday 7th October

Alternatively, entries (mounted on lightweight card) + fees may be handed in at Abbey Leys Farm Shop (post code WA16 6NS ) between Mon 24th Sept and 6th Oct Mon to Fri 9.00 am – 6.00 pm, Sat 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. No late entries will be accepted. If you would like to enter, and are away on those dates, please ask a neighbour to enter your photos, or contact Jenny Pearce on 01925 756171.

All entries must have your name and your contact phone no or email address plus the category written on the back of the card. Please state on the back of the card if you wish to reclaim your photo after the competition.

For example:  A. Ward   01925 759999, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 3 People and Places, Reclaim

If the category is not specified on the back of the card, then the categorisation will be at the discretion of the organisers and cannot be changed. Personal details such as names and contact details will be only be retained by the organisers until the photos have been reclaimed. 

Photographs can be reclaimed at High Legh Village Hall from 4pm to 5pm on Sunday 14th October.  The organisers will phone or email anybody who wishes to reclaim their photographs and offer them an opportunity to pick up their photographs from High Legh at an agreed time.  Any photographs not reclaimed by 31st October may be destroyed. 

This competition is being held by High Legh Community Association, registered charity no 511319, in partnership with Lymm Photographic Society

If you have any further questions please contact   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.