Funding body information

Kirklees Council

Kirklees Council
Civic Centre 3
Market Street
01484 221000

Point of contact:

Voluntary and Community Sector Link Team, 01484 414824,


Kirklees Council administers a large variety of grants to the voluntary sector, all of which can be found through the Grants and Funding page of its website.

Voluntary and community organisations must register with the Grants Access Point (GAP) in order to apply to funding schemes from any council department.

Community Grants

Grants of up to £300 will be awarded to groups and individuals. Projects must show a clear benefit for people living on and around Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH) estates and its communities.

Kirklees also offers grants under the following headings:

  • Care and Support
  • Arts and Activities
  • Environmental

For more information please access the following page: Grants and Funding. Further enquiries can be directed to the Voluntary and Community Sector Link Team via telephone on: 01484 414824 or email:

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding your commissioner'

Useful organisations:

Volunteering Kirklees

This website was fairly easy to navigate and contained a lot of very useful and comprehensive information around the grant schemes provided.

Contact details and eligibility criteria are given for each scheme, as are external links to other grants services.

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