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.
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.
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.