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See what funds are open now, get funding help, & find new funders

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support with finding funding

We can help you work out what funding you need and find the right funder. We can work with you on a one-to-one basis, or you can come along to one of our workshops or events.

We run a Funding Fair a couple of times a year, when we invite a range of funders, from the National Lottery to smaller local funders like One Community and The Loose Change Charity along for you to meet.

We also run regular workshops throughout the year on:

  • Finding Your Funder
  • Applying to Trusts and Foundations
  • Bid writing

And we always try to highlight new funding opportunities at our networking events and Members’ Meetings.

what can i apply for now?

You can find details of all the current funds that are accepting applications below. We also share these on social media and send them out in our monthly newsletter.

support with writing applications

We can also help you work on your applications, again either on a one-to-one basis or at one of our regular bid writing workshops. These cover things like:

  • Writing Your First Bid
  • Improving Your Grant Applications

If you haven’t applied for funding before you can start with one of our TSL Kirklees Small Grants Funds and we’ll support you through the process. See Current Funding Opportunities for ones that are open now, or speak to us to find out more.

Partnership bids

To access larger pots of longer-term funding, you may need to be part of a partnership of organisations all working together. We can help you make those connections, if you haven’t done already, and work on your application.

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FAQS

where do I start?

There are a few funders that we always signpost people to, so it’s always worth starting with these:

what do I need to think about?

  • BASICS
    • How much do you need?
    • What’s it for?
    • Do you fit the criteria for this particular grant?
  • GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE
    • Some funders may only fund registered charities
    • Social enterprises may be eligible for both third sector and business grants (but will be excluded most grants from Charitable Trusts and Foundations)
    • Social enterprises will be eligible for social investment funding and loans
    • Most funders will only fund you if you have 3+ people on your board of trustees/directors or management committee and they may specify that some or all need to be unrelated

For more information about governance and legal structures for your organisation see:

  • DETAILS
    • Who will you be working with?
    • Do you need staff or volunteers to deliver the project?
    • What are your costs?
    • Do you have a bank account?
    • How will you keep a record of how you’ve spent the money?
    • Do you have insurance and the correct policies and procedures that a funder might expect?
    • How are you going to show what you’ve achieved/the impact you’ve had?
  • STRATEGY
    • Can I apply to more than 1 funder at the same time?
    • Can I apply to more than 1 funder raise enough money?
    • Can I rework the application and send it to someone else if we’re not successful?
    • Can I rework my application and resubmit it?
    • Do I need some independent help/feedback on my application?

If you need help or advice with any of this, please get in touch.

Where can I find new funders to try?

Kirklees for funding

Third Sector Team

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Current Funding Opportunities

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This is a new funding opportunity for UK based not-for-profit organisations that specialise in providing holistic support to young people aged 16-25 in the UK, who are at risk of, or experiencing homelessness. Comic Relief is offering flexible, core funding in the way of grants

Category

Trusts & Foundations - National

Amount/Type of Funding

Large Grants (Over £10,000)

Deadline

02/07/2024

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Now in its fourth year, the Pilgrim Trust’s five-year, £5 million Young Women in Mind programme (previously known as Young Women’s Mental Health Grant Programme) is open to applications from UK registered charities. Grants of between £60,000 and £100,000 spread across three years are available.

Category

Trusts & Foundations - National

Amount/Type of Funding

Large Grants (Over £10,000)

Deadline

08/07/2024

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Description

A £25.5 million fund to help eligible voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England improve their energy efficiency. You can apply for an energy assessment and capital grants between £2,000 and £150,000 to install energy efficiency measures. The deadline for applications is August 2024. 

Category

National Funding

Amount/Type of Funding

Large Grants (Over £10,000)

Deadline

31/08/2024

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Description

The Theatres Trust, in association with Wolfson Foundation, is currently accepting applications for grants of up to £20,000 to support not-for-profit theatres in the UK who need financial support to help reduce their environmental impact. Grants can be used for capital costs of building or

Category

Trusts & Foundations - National

Amount/Type of Funding

Large Grants (Over £10,000)

Deadline

06/09/2024

Description

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is now accepting applications from local community organisations across England. A total of £1 million is being made available. An estimated 2,000 new defibrillators will be funded. The funding for the scheme is 'first come first served’

Category

Trusts & Foundations - National

Amount/Type of Funding

Micro Grants (Under £1000)

Deadline

21/09/2024

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Community projects and registered local charities can apply for up to £3,000 from our Community Grants Programme.

Category

Trusts & Foundations - Yorkshire

Amount/Type of Funding

Small Grants (Under £10,000)

Deadline

31/10/2024

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