the Community Foundation for the people of Kirklees.

Looking for funds in Kirklees?

Does your Kirklees voluntary group require additional funding? We currently manage the following Kirklees funds. Find out which could benefit your community group, follow the links to each fund for more information about grant funding in Kirklees.


We make grants to a wide range of organisations. The Foundation is particularly keen to help grassroots community groups, and small-to-medium-sized voluntary organisations, and priority will be given to these groups. We do not normally make grants to large local and regional not-for-profit groups; or 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 in doubt whether your application can be considered, please contact us (01484) 468397.

For more information about our applicaton process, please follow this link.


Bright Green Community Trust Fund Opens again for applications in May, 2019.

All projects must be community-based, reduce carbon emissions and contribute towards a sustainable future for the Holme Valley community.


Davy Fund Opens again for applications in September, 2019.

This Fund supports children's sporting activities, and in particular team sports.


Deighton and Brackenhall Initative (DBI) Fund Opens again for applications on Monday 8th April, 2019.

This fund concentrates on supporting voluntary groups only in the Deighton and Brackenhall area of Huddersfield.


Fast Track Fund Open for funding - closes on Monday 11 February.

This fund supports small groups with an income of less thank £8,000pa. You can apply for up to £300 - see details.


Kirklees Amalgamated Fund Open for funding - check application dates.

All Kirklees voluntary groups are eligible to apply to this fund. The Amalgamated Fund is comprised of 8 funds (see below). These funds have combined their giving to increase the availability of grants, by opening on a quarterly basis. (You can read more here).

                     J L Brierley Fund

                     Hazel Charlesworth Fund

                     Judith & Neil Charlesworth Fund

                     Kirklees General Fund

                     Stephen Wood Fund

                     Westerman Fund

                     Community First & Grassroots General Fund

                     Kirklees Police Fund


Longley Farm Fund Opens again for applications in September, 2019.

Supports artistic and cultural activities, but it will also consider supporting applications from other voluntary groups, in the beneficial area.


Midway Equities Fund Opens again for applications in Spring 2019.

This fund supports Kirklees voluntary groups working with older people.


Thornton Family Fund Opens again for applications in September, 2019.

All voluntary groups operating in HD post codes are eligible to apply to this fund.