You can get support from the Community Partnerships team to set up and run activities to help keep people independent within their community. Contact us if you would like to discuss what support we can offer.

Shared resources are an alternative to funding.

We are creating a strong culture of sharing in Kirklees, so we can help each other to do good things in our communities. This means making the best use of our 'stuff', space and skills by lending things to each other and by sharing what we know.

Ask for help or let people know about any spare resources or skills that you are happy to offer.

You must Register with the Grants Access Point to be able to apply for funding.

Allow up to 4 weeks to register with GAP before submitting your application.

Grants and funding opportunities

Funding for activities for disabled children and young people in Kirklees 2017-18

Organisations can apply for funding to to deliver community based activities for disabled children and young people across Kirklees.

Community Partnerships activity grants

Urgent support for groups affected by council grant changes

If you currently receive a grant from Community Partnerships, you should have received a letter outlining changes to council grant funding, and offering you support.

You can get Development support from the Community Partnerships team to set up and run activities to help keep people independent within their community.

There will be further support advertised.

Aims and types of funding

Aims of funding

We provide funding and development support to organisations which support people who have health and social care needs.

We aim to ensure that people can get out and about in their community and feel supported close to home.

The majority of the funding goes to organisations that support people in a preventative way, people who are still quite active, but who just need a little help to remain independent.

Who we support

Our funding supports organisations that work with these groups of adults:

  • Older people (over 55)
  • Adults affected by HIV and Aids (over 18)
  • Adults with learning disabilities and/or an autistic spectrum condition (over 18)
  • Adults with mental health needs (over 18)
  • Adults with physical and sensory disabilities (over 18)
  • Carers (over 18)
  • Adults with long-term conditions
Types of projects we fund

These are examples of some of the projects we currently fund. Contact us to discuss your project ideas.

  • Volunteering projects - self-help projects
  • Luncheon Clubs - some provide just food, some do much more
  • Activity clubs - arts, crafts, games
  • Healthy Living activities - walking, cooking, bowling
  • Green gyms - gentle exercise, gardening, bee keeping, allotments
  • Increased experience - informal IT training, family history
  • Social clubs - friendship
  • Maximising independence - enabling people to be more involved in their interests
  • Peer support projects – it is proven that people helping each other can make a big difference to their lives

Forms and tools for recipients of funding

Outcome tools
Monitoring forms

Activity monitoring form

This is a sample activity monitoring form for larger grants. Smaller grants will still need to complete a monitoring form but may not need as much supporting evidence.

Storyboard and case study templates

Impact evidence

Measuring the outcomes from Kirklees Community Partnerships investments
Data and performance report January 2017

Evidencing the impact of social action on independence and wellbeing in adult health and social care
Community activity impacts and evidence – presentation at the national conference on Enabling Social Action February 2017.

Success stories


Community Partnerships Annual Newsletter 2015-16

Approved investments 2015/2016

Approved investments 2016/2017

Community Partnerships Annual Newsletter 2014-15

Community Partnerships Highlights April 2014

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