the Community Foundation for the people of Kirklees.

How to apply for funding

Before you complete our application form, please make sure that your project will not need to start before you have received potential funding. Allow plenty of time. The cycle of applying and receiving funding, if successful, is generally about 3 months. Satisfaction Survey: We are interested to hear your views about our work, and would welcome your feedback. Please click here to participate in a short survey. 

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 support it would have to demonstrate that the funding request was not a replacement for statutory funding.

We make grants to a wide range of organisations, and we are particularly keen to help volunteer-led, grassroots community groups and small-to-medium-sized voluntary organisations in Kirklees. 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.

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

  1. Voluntary and community groups
  2. Not-for-profit organisations
  3. Schools
  4. Charities (not registered with the Charity Commission)
  5. Charities (registered with the Charity Commission)

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

  1. Party political activity
  2. Promotion of religion
  3. Replacement of statutory funding
  4. Projects that have already started
  5. Groups who have not complied with previous monitoring requirements
  6. Organisations that support animals

Apply for funding:

To begin applying for funding, please download and read the 'What we expect of you' document (below), which outlines our requirements of you when you apply for a grant. 

What we expect of you  (please read)

Once we have received your application, we will make sure that the application is complete, with all the required supporting information. Each fund has a grants panel meeting to discuss applications, and make recommendations for funding.

If you need any help with your application, (or are unsure about which fund to make an application to), please give us a call: (01484) 468397.