Do you run a community centre or other community facility? Business support grants are available for voluntary and community organisations in Kirklees 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 restrictions.
You could apply for financial support if:
- You have been required to close your community venue due to Covid-19 restrictions.
- Your organisation has remained open but has been severely impacted by Covid-19 restrictions.
- You have lost income due to the restrictions, such as losing out on hall hire fees or not being able to operate a café or other community facility.
What kind of organisation can apply?
Support is available for:
- community centres
- community buildings
- community facilities
- faith-based venues
There is more than one type of support grant available depending on your circumstances. Please read the eligibility criteria carefully before applying. You could be eligible for support whether or not you usually pay business rates. The amount of funding will depend on your circumstances.
What about other organisations?
This is business funding, which is also available for community organisations who have a commercial aspect to their work. Not every type of community activity can be supported (for example, the grant cannot be used to replace income from donations). If you’ve lost vital income due to Covid-19, please check to see if you can apply.
Kirklees Council are continuing to work closely with Third Sector Leaders Kirklees on other ways to support voluntary and community organisations over the coming months. If you’re not eligible for a business support grant, there may be other ways that we can help.
Find out more and ask for advice
If you’d like advice about whether your voluntary or community organisation is eligible for a business support grant, please contact:
You can find more information and online application forms at:
Coronavirus: Help for businesses
Third Sector Leaders Kirklees offer free advice and support for voluntary and community organisations and can connect you to other people and organisations:
Third Sector Leaders Kirklees