Register with the Grants Access Point

Non-profit making voluntary and community groups must register with the Grants Access Point (GAP) before they can apply for all Kirklees Council funding schemes.

We review key documents and give you feedback on governance and management arrangements. GAP registration lasts for 3 years.

Grants and schemes available

Members Ward Budget

Members Ward Budget

The Members Local Project Fund is a ward budget that Councillors can allocate to address specific local issues and priorities. Councillors make decisions on how this is spent, based on their local knowledge and engagement with ward residents. Community and voluntary groups who would like to find out more about this funding should contact the Active Citizens and Places Team for further information and advice.

Active Citizens and Places Team

Do Something Now

Do Something Now - helping people to help each other to make a difference.

Do Something Now is currently closed to new applications

We will advise on the webpage and on our social media once the Fund re-opens.

"Do Something Now" is a community investment opportunity, for third sector, grassroots groups and individuals to support activities in communities that improve outcomes for people. Awards can be made for up to £200 for individuals, up to £5000 for small community groups and up to £50,000 for larger community organisations.

We would welcome projects that are about:

  • Connecting people
  • People doing more for themselves
  • Growing community capacity (volunteering, cooperation between groups)
  • Developing new skills and knowledge which may lead to further training/education opportunities
  • Helping to reduce social isolation and loneliness
  • Increased self-confidence and self-esteem

We are keen to support proposals that are innovative and adaptable in their approach to providing lasting change using the strengths of local communities. If you have an idea or would like to know more about "Do Something Now" we would love to talk to you. We don't want you to work alone on this, we are here to help develop ideas, connect partners and progress applications together.

Contact the Community Plus team at with your name and contact number and someone will be in touch.

By working together developing strong and lasting partnerships we can really support the residents of Kirklees to live a better life.

Business Support

Business Support

The Kirklees Business, Economy and Growth Service provides specialist mentoring and advice to help your business flourish. Contact the team for advice on grants and funding.