the Community Foundation for the people of Kirklees.

Funding in Kirklees

One Community, the Kirklees Community Foundation provides funding for local voluntary activity. We are local experts in connecting those who want to give support, with the community organisations that are most in need. We manage and distribute funds, getting money to where it really matters - to voluntary groups, doing vital and life changing work in our local communities. The Foundation is accredited by standards endorsed by the Charity Commission.

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We have funds available throughout the year, and further information about this grant funding can be found here.

Before you can apply for funding:

You must have a governing document (constitution, rules, memorandum and articles of association etc.), a governing body of at least three unrelated individuals, and a bank account in your group’s name with at least two unrelated signatories. If a school was to apply for funding it would have to be either through a PTA, or a ‘Friends of XYZ school’ organisation.

We make grants to a wide range of organisations. We are particularly keen to help grassroots community groups and small-to-medium-sized voluntary organisations. We do not normally make grants to large UK-wide charities, but we might do so where there are strong relationships in our area and the proposal has potential to achieve a substantial impact. If you have any questions, please call us on: (01484) 468397

Who can apply for funding (all organisations must be based in Kirklees, or undertaking project work in Kirklees):

  • Voluntary and community groups
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Charities (not registered with the Charity Commission)
  • Charities (registered with the Charity Commission)

Please note we do not fund any of the following activities:

  • Party political activity
  • Promotion of religion
  • Replacement of statutory funding
  • Projects that have already started
  • Groups who have not complied with previous monitoring requirements