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…


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


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


Do Something Now – community investment funding

Do Something Now fundingThis funding from Kirklees Council helps communities respond to the challenges facing Kirklees as a result of Covid-19.

How much: up to £200 (citizens), £1k (groups), £50k (charities)
Who can apply: individuals, organisations, groups

Do Something Now – Covid-19 Response Fund


NET Coronavirus Emergency Fund

Funding from One CommunityThis fund from One Community (in partnership with National Emergencies Trust) is to help those most affected get the support that they need.

How much: up to £5k (organisations), £10k (Anchors & Hubs)
Who can apply: organisations, groups, CICs, PTAs, parish councils

The NET Coronavirus Emergency Fund for Kirklees


Other funding

Here’s some quick information about other funding opportunities that you may find useful, with links to other websites where you can find out more…


Coronavirus (Covid-19) Food Charities Grant Fund

Food delivery during lockdown

This UK Governement fund opened on 11th May. It’s to help food charities continue to provide food to vulnerable people during Covid-19.

How much: up to £100k
Who can apply: front line food aid charities in England

Apply for the Food Charities Grant Fund


Funding opportunity updates – 30 May 2020 (PDF)