Funding body information
Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Civic Centre 3
- 01484 221000
Point of contact:
Community Support Service Funding Team, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirklees Council administers a large variety of grants to the voluntary sector, all of which can be found through the Grants Menu on the council's website. For further information please see the council's 'Grant funding information for voluntary and community organisations in Kirklees' information booklet available here.
At the time of writing a member of the funding team stated that there were many different deadlines applying to each funding scheme, and advised that groups who wish to apply for funding and feel they meet the criteria of the schemes, should simply contact the funding team and request an application form. It was also noted that the grant limit on the 'Safer, stronger communities minor grants' scheme has been decreased to £1,000, however this has not yet been edited on the council's website.
'Community First Neighbourhood Matched Fund'
£30 Million is now available to fund community projects in some of the most deprived areas of the country.Community First is managed by the community Development Foundation (CDF) and is part of the new programme of community funding brought in to replace Grassroots Grants. The Neighbourhood Matched Fund aims to provide local communities with the means to address their own priorities. The key apsects of the fund are:
- communities will set up local panels in each eligible ward, and will decide upon projects for funding in their area;
- it is a matched fund programme, which means that every £1 provided in funding must be matched by a similar amount of in-kind donations (this means donations of cash, services, free products or volunteer time);
- funding has been allocated at ward level across every local authority in England. Eligible wards were selected on the basis of high levels of deprivation and significant increases in benefits claimants. The amount of funding for each area is based on the concentration of these characteristics within a ward.
Within Kirklees, the following has been allocated:
- Batley West - £50,865
- Cleckheaton - £33,910
- Golcar - £33,910
- Ashbrow - £84,775
- Crosland Moor and Netherton - £84,775
- Liversedge and Gomersal - £50,865
- Dewsbury West - £50,865
- Newsome - £67,820
- Dalton - £67,820
- Greenhead - £84,775
- Heckmondwike - £84,775.
For full details see the CDF website.
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'
Voluntary Sector Funding Pages:
DSC's Funder Rating
This website was fairly easy to navigate and contained a lot of very useful and comprehensive information around the grant schemes provided.
A grants menu is located under the following path:
Community - Money - Grants Menu
Contact details and eligibility criteria are given for each scheme, as is an external grants search facility.
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