Register Now to Find Out More at the Growing Great Places Launch Event
Thursday 23rd May 2019
The Media Centre, Northumberland Street, Huddersfield HD1 1RL
Register to take part in our launch event
You are invited to the launch of Growing Great Places, a new community crowdfunding programme funded by Kirklees Council.
We’ve partnered with crowdfunding platform Spacehive on this exciting new initiative. As part of the programme we’re providing extra support to residents and groups who have ideas to share. There will be a fund of £50,000 available, with projects potentially getting pledges of up to £5,000 to support their campaign, plus workshops to help you pitch your idea.
People make places great: Our towns, villages and communities are the strength of Kirklees. You might have a little idea that can have a big impact by bringing a place together. Or you might need some help growing support for an ambitious project that’s just getting started.
This event will tell you everything you need to know to join in.
Lloyds Bank Foundation is offering charities up to £15,000 in funding to help them develop or trial new approaches to service delivery through the last round of its Enable grants.
Charities must apply for a share of the £1.9 million available before 31 August when Lloyds Bank Foundation will close the programme. To be eligible, charities must have an income of between £25,000 and £1 million, and work with people aged 17 and over experiencing complex social issues such as domestic abuse, sexual abuse and exploitation, mental health issues, and homelessness.
Standard Life Foundation is inviting proposals from organisations seeking funding for policy work, campaigning and research focused on its three programme areas: Income (wages, welfare benefits, pensions, and taxation), Spending (cost of living, consumer spending, gambling, borrowing and payment problems), and Assets (general saving, retirement saving, housing and taxation).
This will be the Foundation’s second funding round of 2019 and will be the final call for applications for 2019. Organisations have until 3 June 2019 at 1pm to apply. The Foundation intends to make grants of around £2 million per year.
There is no minimum or maximum size of grant, however most grants will range between £10,000 and £250,000, with the majority for between £50,000 to £150,000 in total. Few grants will be made for more than £150,000.
Free Information Events
Groundwork are holding a series of free information events across West Yorkshire where you can find out more about ESF Community Grants, and how to apply for up to £20,000 of funding, and they’ll be in Kirklees on 23rd May.
At these events you will have the opportunity to:
- Understand how an ESF Community Grant could help you to support the people you work with
- Learn about the eligibility requirements and application process
- Meet directly with Peter Murphy, Operations Director of Groundwork
- Ask any questions you may have about the Grant fund
- Network with other projects
Arrive for the start of the session for a full overview of the grant, or drop in before the end to chat to one of our team.
If you are interested in applying for the European Social Fund, don’t miss this opportunity to find out more!
Come along to the Kirklees event:
9:30-11:30am, 23rd May 2019
Huddersfield Mission, 3-13 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QA
Events are also being held in Bradford, Leeds, Halifax and Wakefield.
Find out more about ESF Community Grants
Apply for a grant
The Midway Equities Fund, managed by One Community, is now open for grant applications of up to £6,000.
It supports community and voluntary organisations working with the elderly in Kirklees. We will fund general operating expenses, project and equipment costs. Larger grants may, in exceptional circumstances, be awarded at the discretion of the grants panel.
Previous recipients have included:
- The Batley Methodist Church, £5,000 for a replacement kitchen.
- Cameo (a pick-up/travel service for older people), £600 towards operating costs, principally their phone usage.
- Linthwaite Luncheon Club, £3,000 contribution towards the cost of a kitchen upgrade.
- Crosland Moor and District Community Association, £3,000 to upgrade tables, chairs and kitchen equipment.
This fund is now open to applications, and closes on Thursday 2nd May, 2019.
One Community makes grants to a wide range of organisations. The Foundation is particularly keen to help grassroots community groups, and small-to-medium-sized voluntary organisations, and priority will be given to these groups. We do not normally make grants to large local, regional and national charities.