Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.

Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations aimed at organisations working in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years, seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years.

They are looking for small and local projects, genuinely designed and run by local people. By small, they mean just a small group of people on an estate, in a few streets or villages.

They’re also looking for great ideas from communities of interest. By this they mean a group of people who have things in common and wish to come together to address something that is important to them. These ideas could be based in one neighbourhood, or cover a wider area.

Before applying, groups must be active in the areas shown on the online map (use the post code checker) Go to the website and click on the interactive map of Kirklees to see if the area is eligible for funding.

HealthBloom  opens on next week for 4 weeks.
Applicants invited to Stage 2 will have until Wednesday May 24, 2017 to submit their application.

Volunteering Kirklees is running a workshop on April 12th at 10.30am at 12 New Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2AR. We will go through the application process and look at the kind of projects they like to fund.

It would help us to know if you are coming to the workshop, so please email or ring 01484 519053.

If you want to apply but can’t make this date please let us know and we’ll see how we can help.

You can find examples of previously funded projects here. 

Funding through People’s Trust Health Lottery- 51 Community Interest Companies raising money to address health inequalities in Kirklees, Calderdale and Bradford.