the Community Foundation for the people of Kirklees.

Kirklees Amalgamated Fund 

The Kirklees Amalgamated Fund is comprised of 8 funds (see below). These funds have combined their giving to increase the availability of grants locally.

This Fund supports charities and voluntary groups operating in Kirklees. Applications are invited for project, equipment expenditure and operating costs. To make an application, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the 'apply button', and follow the on-screen instructions. (Do not delete your registration email, as this contains a link to your application form, and will enable you to go back and complete details at a later stage, if you require).


J L Brierley Fund

Established by John L Brierley Ltd, this fund has an interest in supporting voluntary activity across Kirklees.


Hazel Charlesworth Fund

This fund was established by Hazel, and while it is happy to fund Kirklees charities, it has a particular interest in Lindley.


Judith & Neil Charlesworth Fund

Local donors, Judith and Neil have a special interest in the Huddersfield post code areas of HD1, HD3 and HD7; although they will support voluntary groups from across Kirklees.

Learn more about why Judith and Neil established a fund with the Foundation.


Kirklees Community Fund

This fund supports voluntary activity across Kirklees, and was created with the transfer of moribund charitable trusts totalling, £439,219.


Stephen Wood Fund

Local donor Stephen has a wide interest in community activities, and set up his fund to support voluntary activities throughout Kirklees.


Westerman Fund

This Fund supports the relief of people in Kirklees (including children) with disabilities, mental health problems and illnesses; and/or, the education and development of young persons under the age of 21.


Community First General Fund / Grassroots General Fund

These funds were established with the support of several local donors and both support Kirklees voluntary activity.


Kirklees Police Fund

This fund will support voluntary activity and charities across Kirklees.


See below for the fund application deadlines - you can apply for up to £1,000. Please be aware that it can take up to 3 months before you receive any funding, so please schedule your project accordingly. ALL supporting documents must be received with your application - either by post, or attached with the online application form.

  • Winter Funding Round Open until 28th February
  • Spring Funding Round Open until 31st May
  • Summer Funding round Open until 31st August
  • Autumn Funding round Open until 31st October

If you are unsure if your group can make an application, please call us for more information: (01484) 468397

Want to make a funding application? Read our guidelines first...

If you have no computer knowledge and would prefer a paper application form, please conatct us (01484) 468397.

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