Locala Community Fund Opens on 1st September

Community, third sector and voluntary groups based in Kirklees, Calderdale or Bradford can apply for up to £1500 in funding

In March 2019, 12 groups from Kirklees, Calderdale and Bradford received a share of £10,000 of funding. From September, the fund will be open for applications again, with priority given to projects that fit with Locala’s strategic objectives. These are:

  • Supporting carers
  • Reducing social isolation
  • Opportunities for young people
  • The local environment

For details of who can apply, how the fund works and other FAQs, see the Locala website.

To join the mailing list for updates on the community fund, please email membership@locala.org.uk

New NHS Community Grants: Celebrating Public Involvement in Healthcare

Up to £2500 for projects that showcase patient and citizen involvement that improves healthcare

Has your voluntary, community or social enterprise group done some amazing patient, service user or carer involvement work that has improved healthcare services?

If so, we want you to tell us about it. In fact, we want to support you to tell everyone about it!

NHS England and NHS Improvement will be awarding grants of up to £2500 to a number of projects that showcase good practice around patient and citizen involvement in healthcare. Applicants will need to provide details of the successful involvement project they have completed, along with details of how they plan to use the grant to share and showcase their work in a creative way.

The grants can only be awarded to a voluntary, community or social enterprise organisation. Please ensure you read the 2019 guidelines for community grant applicants pack before you apply, to check that your organisation and project is eligible.

Apply by Monday 23 September 2019 using the apply now button.

To get an application form in another format such as large print or in Word please email: 

england.ppvcommunitygrants@nhs.net.

You can find out more about previous years’ projects in the community grants section of the Involvement Hub on the NHS England and NHS Improvement website.

New Funding for Community Spaces

Grants and loans of up to £50k available from The Co-op Foundation and Department of Culture, Media and Sport

Space to Connect Fund – England only

This is a joint DCMS – Co-op Funding opportunity for community organisations across England looking to improve spaces where people can connect and co-operate. Organisations can apply for grants of up to £50,000.

Please note, there are two strands of funding. The ‘Enhance’ strand for existing projects to scale or secure financial sustainability, closes on 31 July; the ‘Explore’ strand for conception stage projects is open for application till 12 August.

For more information and to apply see: https://www.coopfoundation.org.uk/funding_support/space-to-connect/

Community Space Interest Free Loans – Wales only

Interest-free loans of up to £50,000 are available to help organisations that own or manage a community space in Wales for the benefit of local people and the environment to grow their trading activities and become more sustainable. Funding should help organisations boost their income through viable business ideas so they can benefit the whole community, particularly those facing greater challenges.

For more information, see: https://www.coopfoundation.org.uk/funding_support/cs-funding-uk-2/ 

Endangered Spaces

The Co-op Foundation is inviting community organisations to apply for funding from its new £1.6m partnership with government to help save, improve and protect 2,000 spaces by 2022. Organisations can register interest and will be contacted by Co-op to discuss opportunities.

For more information, see: https://www.coop.co.uk/communities/endangered-spaces 

Celebrate Yorkshire Day at TSL Kirklees Members’ Meeting: Huddersfield Blueprint – Have Your Say…

Plus inclusion, update on new health & wellbeing initiatives, new TSL Kirklees website & membership package, & new Thriving Kirklees funding.

We’ve decided to keep August’s Members’ Meeting in central Huddersfield so that we can discuss the proposed Kirklees Blueprint for the town centre, and even pop out to look at some of the earmarked sites if necessary. It would be great to be able to pull together some third sector views on the changes.

We’ll also be:

  • hearing about inclusion
  • getting an update on some of the health and wellbeing initiatives that we heard about at the April meeting
  • launching the new TSL Kirklees website & package of member benefits
  • finding out about new Thriving Kirklees funding

and of course, we’ll be celebrating Yorkshire Day.

About The Meetings

Our TSL Kirklees Members’ Meetings are held bi-monthly and are an opportunity for our member organisations to get together, share knowledge and experience, and hear from key third sector partners, experts and commissioners about their initiatives and priorities. The meetings are made up of a mixture of speakers, workshops and discussions, networking, and opportunities to promote our services and activities and get help and support from peers. We try our best to make sure it’s two hours well spent and worth the time out of your organisation or community business.

Non-members charities, community and voluntary group and social enterprises are welcome to come along as guests before deciding whether they’d like to join. Our aim is to help develop, support and grow a healthy, active and collaborative third sector in Kirklees. Our membership fees therefore are designed to cover the costs of our meetings and member-only activities and allow as many people as possible to take part.

For futher information contact Lisa – comms@tslkirklees.org.uk, 01484 519053, or visit www.thirdsectorleaderskirklees.org

Book now on Eventbrite.

Come & Find Out More About Local Funding & Support

People Helping People Network Meetings in Cleckheaton & Dewsbury

Join us at Cleckheaton Town Hall tomorrow (24th July) to celebrate community activity & Local Project Funding

Join us at Howlands next week (31st July) to find out how to crowdfund for your organisation at Dewsbury Soup

Our People Helping People Network meetings are run by Third Sector Leaders Kirklees in partnership with Kirklees Council. They are designed to give information and support to community groups, voluntary groups, charities and social enterprises.

Both meetings will include:

  • information about how to apply for funding like Do Something Now, and National Lottery,
  • details of help with recruiting volunteers and promoting opportunities,
  • information about free training and support from Third Sector Leaders
  • and time for networking

The Cleckheaton event is also combined with a celebration of local project funding awarded by ward councillors from their ward budget, and will include details of how to apply for this funding. A light buffet and refreshments will be provided.

The Dewsbury event will feature Dewsbury Soup and details of how to apply for and pitch at their community crowdfunding events.

Find out more & book now on Eventbrite for Cleckheaton or Dewsbury

Funding News: New Fund for Youth Social Action

#iwill Fund for Young People in Kirklees – deadline 12th July

The #iwill Fund is managed by One Community Foundation on behalf of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the National Lottery Community Fund. Local fundraising is also a key part of the #iwill Programme.

The #iwill Fund is an England wide joint investment that brings together £40 million in funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and The National Lottery Community Fund, creating a central investment pot. The National Lottery Community Fund believes that when young people are leading social action, communities thrive.

The #iwill Fund in Kirklees will offer grants between £1,000 and £5,000 for projects and activities raising the level and quality of youth social action in an area. Activities must be for young people between the age of 10 and 20, and up to 25 years for disabled young people.
 
Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering and helping young people develop the skills and knowledge that employers looks for.

Example projects may include:

  • A drop in where young people teach others new skills such as coding/bike maintenance/nail art
  • Bite-size events for young people to train an organisation’s staff on the latest social media
  • Growing vegetables with a local allotment or food initiative and then selling them
  • Youth volunteering projects where young people support local residents needing help such as shopping, gardening and street cleaning

The Funding deadline for applications is Friday 12 July.

Applications are made online, please follow this link to the fund page, then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the blue ‘apply now’ button.

For help and advice, please contact the Foundation Grants Team: (01484) 468397.

Groups must demonstrate that their programme can meet the following quality principles of great youth social action:

Member News: CUP Community Activators Scheme

Year 3 Report on Their Work to Support People in Disadvantaged Areas to Create Community Activities

Attached is some information regarding the Community Activators Scheme which is a project funded by the Big Lottery (started Feb 2016) and delivered by Communities United Project (CUP). It is a 4 year project which helps people in Kirklees to step up and create activities for young people.

Children and young people’s services have been hit by cuts, so what can we do?

The answers vary from community to community but here at CUP we support people in disadvantaged areas to create great community activities.

Our work develops strengths, builds skills and opens up routes to training and qualifications.

We create change. It starts with community activities and ends with stronger, more resilient individuals and groups.

Read the report here…

If you wish to find out more visit our website or please don’t hesitate to contact me directly:

Paul Lewis, Project Director, Communities United Project

E: paul.lewis@c-u-p.org, T: 01484 510932