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:
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
#iwill Fund for Young People in Kirklees – deadline 12th July
#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
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
Funding deadline for applications is Friday 12 July.
The Next Round of People Helping People Networks is Kicking off in Marsden on July 18th
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, and are often combined with another local event such as a Ward Forum, community celebration or workshop. We run them a couple of times a year in each of the 4 areas of Kirklees and try to hold each one in a different community.
Marsden Mechanics, July 18th, 6pm to 9pm
The next round of network meetings will be kicking off in Marsden on July 18th and will be hosted by the ward councillors, Rob Walker, Nell Griffiths and Lesley Warner as part of their Ward Forum. As well as featuring vital community updates on things like neighbourhood policing, household waste and recycling, and Locala baby weigh-in clinics, it will focus on helping you get more funding, find more volunteers, and upskill your team. And there’ll be time for sharing, networking and making connections.
After Marsden, PHP will be heading for North Kirklees and will be joining the celebration event for community groups who’ve been funded by the Cleckheaton and Heckmondwike Ward budgets at Cleckheaton Town Hall on 24th July. This meeting will focus on how to develop ideas, take the next steps and get more funding.
And then we’ll be visiting Dewsbury to look at crowdfunding with Dewsbury Soup and recruiting more volunteers with Volunteering Kirklees.