Before you apply for all Kirklees Council funding schemes

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

Community Plus Fund (CPF)

Application submission deadlines

The Community Plus Fund is now open to new applicants. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 30th August 2023 and funding panels will be held in late September.

Everything you need to know about the fund including the application form and criteria can be found at Community Grants | How We Can Help | Kirklees Community Plus .

If you want to apply for more than £1000, you must be GAP registered before you apply. Further information can be found on our Register with the Grants Access Point page.

Our grants support community-led Kirklees projects which are about:

  • Growing community capacity (volunteering, group partnerships, filling gaps in provision)
  • Connecting people in their communities
  • Helping people do more for themselves
  • Reducing social isolation and loneliness
  • Increasing people's self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Developing skills which may lead to further training and education

If you need support with your application or would like us to check a draft version and offer advice, please contact us ahead of the deadline.

Please read the Criteria & Guidance to check if you are eligible to apply.

If you are interested in applying, please email and we will send you the Criteria and Guidance to check if you are eligible to apply and an application form.

Remember, we're here to help - for more information, speak with your local Community Plus Coordinator, email us at or call Phone 01484 225224.

The Community Plus Fund (CPF) is for individuals or Third Sector organisations such as a charity, not-for-profit organisation, voluntary or community group to deliver community-led projects in Kirklees.

It is for activity which will improve the lives of Kirklees' residents of any age by delivering action to avoid, reduce or delay the need for health and social care services.

Applicants must be willing to engage in ongoing collaboration with Community Plus and other partners to achieve the best outcomes for individuals and communities in Kirklees and adhere to the Council's Standard Conditions of Grant.

Before you can apply for over £1,000, you must be registered with the Council's Register with the Grants Access Point GAP.

Support for businesses

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.

Safe and Inclusive Community Fund (SIC Fund)

Kirklees Council has launched a new grant scheme, which will invest in community activities delivered by individuals and community organisations in the Kirklees Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise (VCSE), education and faith sectors to enable a range of projects that help deliver outcomes for people and communities. The grant scheme will fund work that is part of the Kirklees Communities Partnership Plan 2022-2027 Kirklees Communities Partnership Plan

The Safe and Inclusive Community Fund will be available in a variety of different rounds that will have a specific focus on a theme or priority. Each will be based on a clear set of objectives such as:

  • Tackling violence, abuse and exploitation - domestic abuse, exploitation including slavery, violence.
  • Reduce anti-social behaviour (ASB) and neighbourhood crime.
  • Building resilient communities - hate crime, Prevent, asylum and refugee resettlement, inclusive communities.
  • Reducing risk - road safety, drugs, and alcohol, reducing re-offending, water safety.
  • Other - meeting local need as directed by the funder, for example the Violence Reduction Unit or the Home Office.

Each round of funding will help to build collaboration, partnership and relationships between the Council, community organisations in the Kirklees Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise (VCSE), education and faith sectors and people in communities, learning what works best whilst achieving the best outcomes for everyone involved. Each grant round will be available for a specific timeframe in order for you to apply, with a clear set of priorities and outcomes. Keeping women and girls safe is one of the West Yorkshire Mayor's commitments with a pledge to put it at the heart of her Police & Crime Plan, and with a strategy created to deliver on this pledge The Safety of Women and Girls - West Yorkshire Combined Authority .

This grant fund supports the priorities of the Mayors Plan and links to the Government's Tackling violence against women and girls strategy and its Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan through preventative measures and victim support. It supports our developing approach to Tackling Serious Violence in line with the new Statutory Duty.

Application submission deadline

The Safe and Inclusive Community Fund is currently Open.

UK Shared prosperity Fund - Violence Against Women and Girls - Round 2

The deadline for applications 12noon Friday 29th September.

Please read the Guidance sheet to check if you are eligible to apply for the UK shared prosperity Fund.

Apply for funding

Fill in our simple online form.

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