The nominees for the Community Groups category are:

Queensbury Community Heritage Action Partnership  This group is making a huge contribution to community life in Queensbury, by bringing empty space in the huge Black Dyke Mills complex back into use for regular live music promotions as the ‘Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue’. The venue also hosts a monthly ‘Makers Market’ with diverse craft stalls, and occasional series of jazz nights. The people behind the partnership are the driving force behind a campaign to reopen the mile-long Queensbury railway tunnel as a leisure route for walkers and cyclists.

Felix Credit Union  Felix Credit Union is a voluntary organisation that has just celebrated its 50th year. It supports the citizens of Bradford with affordable loans and provides a place for people to save. It opens its doors to members from 12 noon to 3pm every Saturday. The work of the credit Union would not be possible without the team of volunteers that run it, creating a welcome and friendly environment.

Upper Heaton Working Together  Upper Heaton Working Together has been established for over 15 years, but in the last 18 months a new generation of residents has revitalized the group. Local residents give their time on a voluntary basis to tackle local issues and develop fun and interactive projects to improve community pride. This year they have specifically tackled Heath inequalities in the community.

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