the Community Foundation for the people of Kirklees.

Bright ideas to shining success



Lots of people have bright ideas to do things differently, to make people’s lives better or simply to spark innovation in our communities. Bright Ideas is a project that will match Kirklees great ideas with funding.

‘Bright Ideas’ is the work of two local organisations - One Community, the Kirklees Community Foundation, and Kirklees Council. Each organisation has placed funds into a match pot, which will be distributed to local voluntary groups.


Project details

The fund is asking voluntary groups to come up with new ideas that they think could, either:

  • Help older people be fitter, healthier and more independent
  • Or ideas from young people about how they want to help in their communities 

‘Bright Ideas’ will be looking for new and innovative ideas, but it could be anything from the development of an existing idea, or setting up a sports, or activity group, to an idea for a new facility or service. Ideas can be big or small, but those that have a measurable impact and have the possibility of growing in the future will have the greatest chance of being selected.


How much can we apply for?

Groups are invited to apply for up to £10,000.


Closing date for applications

Thursday 15th February, 2018 (with all supporting information)