the Community Foundation for the people of Kirklees.

Bright ideas to shining success



Lots of people have bright ideas to do things differently, to make people’s lives better or simply to spark innovation in our communities. Bright Ideas is a project that will match these great ideas with people who have the skills, experience or passion to make them happen – and even the money to get things moving.

Here’s how it works...

Just tell us your bright idea and the difference it will make in about 100 words. You’ll need to let us have your ideas by 30 September 2016.

Your idea should help either:

  • younger people take a lead in their communities
  • older people to stay fitter, healthier and more independent

What happens next?

After the closing date we’ll look at all the ideas we’ve received and pick the best ten. We’ll then match these ideas to teams of skilled volunteers with business, public and charity sector backgrounds. These people will work with the person or group who put forward the idea to turn it into a full project proposal.

The teams will then pitch ideas to our fund donors who will weigh up which ideas to put their cash and contacts behind – which can turn bright ideas into smart projects that have a real impact. Fund donors are charitable investors who want to invest their money into projects that give the best possible social return.

There’s lots of ways you can send your ideas to us:

Social Media

Twitter: @oc_kirklees

Facebook: OneCommunityKirklees



Please write ‘bright ideas’ in the subject line.

Postcard or letter

(remember to include your contact details)

Bright Ideas Fund
One Community
13 Railway Street


About Bright Ideas

We are a cross sector team of people from the public and private sector, brought together through two local organisations, ‘One Community’ (the Kirklees Community Foundation) and ‘I’m In Kirklees’. One Community is a charity which encourages local giving, and provides grants to support local voluntary activity. ‘I’m In Kirklees’, is a Cities of Service programme focussed on impact volunteering, making a measurable difference to people’s lives.