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Our expert team can help you find and apply for funding.  We run regular training and networking events where you can meet funders, find out about new funding opportunities and how to apply.  We run bid writing workshops and can work with you on getting your application right.  We work in partnership with a number of local and national funders and know what they’re looking for.  We also share the latest information about what’s currently available on this page, in our newsletter and on social media.

Feel free to get in touch at any time to discuss your ideas and needs and we’ll help you find the right funding for the job.

Get Small Grants Funding from Us

In addition, we sometimes have small pots of funding available ourselves. These change depending on the projects we’re working on and partners we’re working with. Our current funds are:

    • OPEN: SMALL GRANTS FUNDING FOR ENCOURAGING VACCINE TAKE-UP AND COVID TESTING.  This funding is ideal for small groups who work with people in their local communities.

To apply:

    • OPEN: SMALL GRANTS FUNDING FOR SUPPORTING WELLBEING AND SKILLS. This funding is ideal for new groups who haven’t applied for funding before. 

To apply:

    • CLOSED: THRIVING KIRKLEES HEALTH ACTION FUND – grants of up to £4000 for projects that will improve the health of disadvantaged families and young people.

Find other local & national funding

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Kirklees4Funding

Description: Searchable database of funding news and opportunities for community groups and businesses in Kirklees

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Crowdfunding
Dewsbury Soup

Description: Community crowdfunding events for North Kirklees

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Huddersfield Soup

Description: Community crowdfunding events for South Kirklees

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Growing Great Places

Description: New community crowdfunding initiative from Kirklees Council

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Micro Grants (Under £1000)
The Loose Change Charity

Description: Small grants to help with core running costs for small charities in Huddersfield

Grant Size: Up to £250

Deadline: None

How to apply: Grant application via website

Hints & Tips: Prepare answers to two key points: 1. An overview of your Charity purpose, 2. An overview of how you will use the grant. Include number of people it will help and how it will have a direct impact.

SMALL GRANTS (UNDER £10,000)
Sir George Martin Trust

Description: The Trust will give out grants for core, capital and project costs to registered charities and churches doing outreach work who are working to improve the well-being of residents in their local community.

Grant Size: £1,000 – £3,000

Deadline: The trustees will meet in December, March, June and September. Applicants should initially get in touch two-three months before each meeting.

How to apply: Contact Carla Marshal to discuss your idea and request an application form.

Hints & Tips: Currently only funding West Yorkshire-based organisations.

The Charles & Elsie Sykes Trust

Description: Grants are available to registered charities for projects that benefit Yorkshire through the relief of need, particularly those related to youth, old age, welfare and medicine.

Grant Size: £3,000 to £5,000

Deadline: The deadline for each meeting is the last Friday in January, April, July and October. Your application will be considered at the meeting following that date.

Mr Neil Shaw

LCF Barber Titleys, First Floor, The Exchange, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1TS

helen.hawley@lcf.co.uk

http://www.charlesandelsiesykestrust.co.uk/

How to apply: Download the application form on the website then submit by post.

Hints & Tips: Applications from schools, playgroups, cadet forces, scouts, guides, and churches must be for outreach programmes, and not for maintenance projects.

One17Design Charitable Trust

Description: Small grants providing relief to those in need and to help inspire and enthuse young people.

Grant Size: Average up to £2,000

Deadline: None

Caroline Lee, Trustee and Head of Community Liaison

carolinelee@one17design.com

http://www.one17design.com/charity.html

01484 668000

Contact Caroline Lee directly to discuss project

One Community Foundation

Description: Manages and distributes a number of local funds in Kirklees and some local pots of national funds. Kirklees Community Fund, Kirklees General Fund & JL Brierley Fund - all

Grant Size: Up to £1,000

Deadline: Each fund has its own deadline, check here: https://www.one-community.org.uk/looking-for-funding/

How to apply: Apply via website

Hints & Tips: Some funds are specifically for particular areas/villages within Kirklees and some (Kirklees Community Fund, Kirklees General Fund, J L Brierley Fund) are Kirklees-wide so check the details of each fund carefully.

LARGE GRANTS (OVER £10,000)
Community Plus

Description: Support and funding for community groups via Do Something Now fund

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Locala Community Fund

Description: Small grants for third sector organisation in Kirklees, Calderdale and Bradford

Grant Size: Up to £1,500

Deadline: Check website for 2021 dates

How to apply: Online application (or print & post)

Hints & Tips: Projects should fit within one of their criteria: Supporting carers, Reducing social isolation, Opportunities for young people, The local environment

Safer Communities Fund

Description: The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s fund to fund projects that help to keep communities safe and feeling safe

Grant Size: Can vary each round but usually up to £6,000

Deadline: Two grant rounds per year - check next deadline here: https://www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/safer-communities-fund/grant-rounds

How to apply: Online application form

Hints & Tips: Suggest downloading a Word version of application form first, working through the questions then completing online form. Download guidance too as this is really helpful for helping you define your outcome and budget.

Go For It Grants

Description: Small grants from Huddersfield Town Foundation for projects that benefit the local community

Grant Size: Up to £1,000

Deadline: Currently closed but keep checking website

How to apply: Apply via website

Hints & Tips: Ensure your project is community-focused and that you’re able to demonstrate this.

LOANS
Key Fund

Description: Loans and grants for community and social enterprises

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The Ken and Lynne Morrison Charitable Trust

Description: Focus on Yorkshire and community-based projects

Grant Size: £5k-10k

Deadline: None

How to apply: In writing

Hints & Tips: Submit a written proposal (max. 3 sides A4) covering organisation's aims & objectives, beneficiaries, project details, project outcomes and impact, detailed budget breakdown and case study/quote where available.

The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation

Description: West Yorkshire based - they will fund projects across a number of priorities including the recreational facilities for those who need it due to age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances, the provision of public health facilities, and relief of unemployment.

Grant Size: Usually up to about £10k

Deadline: No deadlines but Trustees’ meetings are held quarterly in January, April, August and November

How to apply: In writing

Hints & Tips: Carefully read the 'How to Apply' section on their website which outlines the information they require.

Yapp Charitable Trust

Description: Fund small organisations delivering projects supporting: Elderly people, Children and young people aged 5 - 25, People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges, Social welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin (such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending), Education and learning (with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children).

Grant Size: Approx. £3,000

Deadline: None

How to apply: Online application form here: https://yappcharitabletrust.org.uk/how-to-apply/

Hints & Tips: Organisations must have been established for a minimum of 3 years before applying

Denton Charitable Trust

Description: Priority is given to smaller applicants and social welfare projects. It supports children, adolescents, elderly, disabled and cancer care charities.

Grant Size: Average £500

Deadline: None

How to apply: In writing

Hints & Tips: Submit a written proposal (max. 3 sides A4) covering organisation's aims & objectives, beneficiaries, project details, project outcomes and impact, detailed budget breakdown and case study/quote where available.

Calmcott Trust

Description: Grants are normally made to cover health, arts, education and social needs with a focus on Yorkshire charities

Grant Size: Under £5k

Deadline: None

How to apply: In writing

Hints & Tips: Submit a written proposal (max. 3 sides A4) covering organisation's aims & objectives, beneficiaries, project details, project outcomes and impact, detailed budget breakdown and case study/quote where available.

The Tony Bramall Charitable Trust

Description: The charity's objectives are the promotion and supply of medical research, and also assisting persons less able to finance their medical/health needs, particularly children. Preference given to Yorkshire.

Grant Size: Average up to £5,000

Deadline: None

How to apply: In writing

Hints & Tips: Submit a written proposal (max. 3 sides A4) covering organisation's aims & objectives, beneficiaries, project details, project outcomes and impact, detailed budget breakdown and case study/quote where available.

The Frank Pearson Foundation

Description: Focus on health & welfare. Based in Huddersfield

Grant Size: Under £5k

Deadline: None

c/o Wheawill and Sudworth Chartered Accountants, 35 Westgate, Huddersfield, HD1 1PA

https://register-of-charities.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-search/-/charity-details/278884/charity-overview

How to apply: In writing

Hints & Tips: Submit a written proposal (max. 3 sides A4) covering organisation's aims & objectives, beneficiaries, project details, project outcomes and impact, detailed budget breakdown and case study/quote where available.

Kenneth Hargreaves Trust

Description: Social welfare, Medical, Arts, Local conservation. The Trust’s priority is to support charities in Yorkshire.

Grant Size: Under £1,000

Deadline: None

Mrs Kathryn Hodges Secretary

Kenneth Hargreaves Trust, 5 Grimston Park Mews,Grimston Park, Grimston,Tadcaster, North Yorkshire,LS24 9DB

khargreavestrust@btinternet.com

01937834730

How to apply: In writing

Hints & Tips: Submit a written proposal (max. 3 sides A4) covering organisation's aims & objectives, beneficiaries, project details, project outcomes and impact, detailed budget breakdown and case study/quote where available.

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The National Lottery Community Fund

Description: Currently prioritising funding projects and organisations supporting communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grant Size: Small grants up to £10k. Large grants £10k - £100k.

Deadline: None

How to apply: Online application

Hints & Tips: All projects should evidence involving their community in the design, development and delivery of the activities.

Arts Council England Project Grants

Description: Open to individual artists and practitioners, community and cultural organisations, museums and libraries. Projects must engage people in England with creativity and culture.

Grant Size: Small grants up to £15k

Deadline: None

How to apply: Create an account on their online application portal, Grantium: https://applications.artscouncil.org.uk/frontOffice.jsf

Hints & Tips: Projects must sit within or across one or more of these art forms: Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual arts, Literature, Combined arts, Museum practice, Libraries but can also include creative media and digital technology

Masonic Charitable Foundation

Description: Support projects covering: Children & Young People, Later Life & Hospices

Grant Size: Small grants up to £15k

Deadline: 3 grant rounds per year - updated here: https://mcf.org.uk/get-support/grants-to-charities/application-deadlines/

How to apply: Online application form

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Description: Nurturing ideas and people – to support imaginative people to nurture exciting ideas Arts access and participation – to widen access and deepen participation in the arts Education & learning through the arts - to improve people’s education and learning through the arts Investing in young people - to support the development and growth of organisations investing in young people and positive change Migration and integration - to improve support for young people who migrate, and strengthen integration so that communities can live well together

Grant Size: £90k - £250k over 3 years

Deadline: None

Paul Hamlyn Foundation, 5–11 Leeke Street, London, WC1X 9HY

information@phf.org.uk

https://www.phf.org.uk/

020 7812 3300

How to apply: Online application

Hints & Tips: Read their new UK strategy - published September 2020

Garfield Weston Foundation

Description: The Foundation supports a broad range of charities across the UK in the fields of Arts, Community, Education, Environment, Faith, Health, Museums & Heritage, Welfare & Youth.

Grant Size: Regular Grants up to £100,000. Major grants over £100,000 (if you are applying for £100,000 or more we typically expect your project and/or annual income to be in excess of £1 million.)

Deadline: None

How to apply: Written application based on guidelines (up to 10 pages A4). 4 months from submission to decision. Applicants to Major Grants must send a one-page summary by email initially.

Hints & Tips: They have a preference for charities directly delivering services and activities to those in need, and are especially keen to see applications from charities in the Welfare, Youth and Community sectors and also in regions of economic disadvantage.

Foyle Foundation

Description: Main Grants Scheme - Learning
The Foundation will support projects which facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and learning and which have a long-term strategic impact. Key areas for support are:
- libraries, museums and archives;
- special educational needs;
- projects that encourage sustainability by reducing overheads or which help generate additional revenue;
- projects and activities which increase access and widen the diversity of attenders/visitors.

Grant Size: Applicants can apply for between £10,000 and £500,000. The majority of grants will be in the range of £10,000 to £50,000, unless for large capital applications.

Deadline: None

How to apply: Applications are accepted all year round; we have no deadlines. It may take up to four months, occasionally longer, to receive a decision from the Trustees. Please apply well in advance of your funding requirements.

Hints & Tips: We welcome applications from across the country and encourage applications from all areas outside London and the South East. Main grants scheme focuses on Arts and Learning.

Porticus UK

Description: New website launched late 2020 with updated guidance. Priorities: education, society, faith and climate. With focus and cooperation, we work to advance human dignity around the world. Whether it's a newly founded group or an established organisation, we seek out partners that can apply innovative ideas and an entrepreneurial spirit to make real social change happen. The majority are identified and contacted directly. A small number are found via unsolicited applications.

Grant Size: £10,000 upwards

Deadline: None

How to apply: Online application then invitation to progress to stage 2.

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Children in Need

Description: Spring funding round closes on 21st April 2021. Open for applications for grants of £10,000 and larger awards of over £10,000. Please keep checking our website for more details in the future.

Grant Size: Small grants: up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years – a total request of £30,000. Main grants: over £10,000 per year for up to three years (suggested maximum £120k)

Deadline: See website - 4 deadlines per year however this may be different due to Covid.

How to apply: Online form.

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Rayne Foundation

Description: SWe will consider applications in the fields of arts, health and wellbeing, education in its widest sense, and those that cover social issues. Our focus is to connect communities, building bridges between marginalised groups and mainstream society, and to enable individuals to reach their full potential. Within these broad criteria, we have a number of areas of special interest:
- Young people’s improved mental health;
- Arts as a tool to achieve social change;
- Improved quality of life for carers and for older people.
We particularly welcome applications addressing these issues but will consider applications in other subjects which meet our broader criteria.

Grant Size: S£10,000 - £20,000 per annum for up to three years.

Deadline: None

How to apply: 2 stage application. Download forms http://www.raynefoundation.org.uk/grants/uk/apply/make-application

Hints & Tips: We look for creative ways of tackling entrenched social issues through the arts, health, wellbeing, and education. We support projects that can be replicated and led by people with vision. We particularly welcome applications addressing our three areas of special interest - Young people's mental health; Arts as a tool to achieve social change; Improved Quality of Life for Carers and for Older People.

Henry Smith Charity

Description: STwo main funds: Improving Lives - Grants for small and medium sized organisations in the UK to support projects and the running costs of organisations. Improving Lives priorities: Help at a critical moment, Positive choices, Accommodation / housing support, Employment and training, Financial inclusion, rights and entitlements, Support networks and family. Strengthening Communities - Running costs grants for small community based organisations working in the most deprived areas of the UK.

Grant Size: £20k – £60k per year up to 3 years. 6 months for a decision.

Deadline: None

How to apply: Online application form.

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Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Description: New strategy announced Autumn 2020. Priorities are: Our Natural World (preserved and improved species health and habitats, clean and healthy freshwater, and sustainable and ethical food), A Fairer Future (a just and anti-racist society, where those most likely to have their rights denied have those rights protected, as well as the opportunity to speak and be heard, and the freedom to express their creativity), Creative, Confident Communities (strengthen the bonds in communities, helping local people to build vibrant, confident places where they can fulfil their creative, human and economic potential)

Grant Size: £30k+

Deadline: None

How to apply: Expression of interest via website then invited to stage 2

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Tudor Trust

Description: Tudor makes grants, and provides other types of support, to voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK. We particularly want to help smaller, community-led organisations that work directly with people who are at the margins of society: organisations that support positive changes in people’s lives and in their communities. We want to respond flexibly to your ideas and energy, and to fund effective organisations working to high standards.

Grant Size: Average £60k

Deadline: None

How to apply: Stage 1 application - max. 2 sides of A4 answering the questions listed here: https://tudortrust.org.uk/how-to-apply/making-a-first-stage-proposal

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St. James's Place Charitable Foundation

Description: Main focus is on children and young people who have special needs through illness, disability or mental health problems and also those who are disadvantaged in other ways. COVID-19 statement - applications for grants suspended until further notice.

Grant Size: Up to £10k over 2 years

Deadline: See website for updates when grant rounds re-open

How to apply: Online application, no deadlines

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Leeds Building Society Foundation

Description: The Foundation primarily provides funding towards practical items that directly support those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues. Donations usually fund items of ""capital expenditure"". That means items must directly help those in need, rather than contributing to the charity's running costs.

Grant Size: £250 to £1000

Deadline: 4 deadlines per year - see website

How to apply: Online application via website

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Lloyds Bank Foundation

Description: We support charities with an annual income of £25,000 to £1 million with a proven track record of helping people on a journey of positive change through in-depth, holistic and person-centred support with unrestricted funding and tailored support to develop.

Grant Size: Grants worth up to £45,000 and £100,000 available over three years

Deadline: See website for updates when grant rounds re-open

How to apply: Currently closed but new funding rounds will be announced at: https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/we-fund

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Santander Foundation

Description: Currently closed to applications as they review their strategy but they will re-open in 2021 with a new grants programme to support organisations delivering skills to help people become digital and financial empowered.

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Cooperative Bank

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Tesco Bags of Help

Description: Wide range of causes supported - read the full list here: https://tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/home/community-apply-bags-help-grant/#more-1742

Grant Size: Up to £1,000

Deadline: None

How to apply: Via website

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