Funding for citizens and organisations during Covid-19


Here’s a quick summary of local funding opportunities for groups, organisations and citizens in Kirklees who are supporting others during Covid-19, with links to more details on this site…


Community Champions – tackling vaccine hesitancy

Community Champions fundFunding for ideas that will help tackle vaccine hesitancy in local places and overcome barriers that are stopping people going for Covid vaccinations.

How much: up to £1,000 (which must be spent within three months)
Who can apply: community groups in Kirklees

Funding for creative ideas to tackle vaccine hesitancy


Ward Project Budgets – funding from local councillors

Funding from your local councillors£30,000 of extra funding is now available for each ward in Kirklees (which is a local place that 3 councillors represent) through their Ward Budgets.

How much: no set amount
Who can apply: organisations, groups, schools, parish councils, businesses

Ward project budgets – your councillors can help


Supporting Communities fund – TSL Kirklees

Local groups who are supporting people in financial hardship in our communities can apply for funding support via TSL Kirklees.

How much: no set amount
Who can apply: local groups and organisations

Supporting Communities fund


Support grants for community venues

Support grantsBusiness support grants are available for community organisations who generate a significant part of their income through activity that has been legally forced to close (or has been significantly impacted) due to Covid-19.

Who can apply: community centres, buildings and facilities

Support grants for community venues


Growing Great Places – community crowdfunding

Growing Great Places crowdfundingExtra help is available from Kirklees Council for citizens and organisations who want to crowdfund to get great ideas off the ground in our local places.

How much: up to £5k available (you decide the total amount to crowdfund)
Who can crowdfund: individuals, organisations, groups

Growing Great Places – community crowdfunding


Coronavirus Emergency Fund – One Community

Funding from One CommunityThe Coronavirus Emergency Fund is reopen for applications. Grants from One Community Foundation for the period up to March 31st 2021.

How much: Up to £5k for groups, Up to £10k for Anchors
Who can apply: organisations, groups, PTAs, parish councils, churches

Coronavirus Emergency Fund


‘Thank You’ fund for groups run by volunteers

TSL Kirklees Volunteering thank you fundLocal groups and projects can apply for a small fund from TSL Kirklees Volunteering to help you say ‘thank you’ to your volunteers.

How much: Up to £100 (please only apply for what you need)
Who can apply: volunteer-run groups and projects

‘Thank You’ Fund for groups run by volunteers


Support for individuals facing financial hardship

fundingIf you are supporting friends, neighbours and communities throughout the community response to Covid-19, we know that many of you will come across people and families in need of financial support.

Here’s some advice about who you can contact for help.

Support for individuals facing financial hardship