the Community Foundation for the people of Kirklees.

Looking for funds in Kirklees?

Does your Kirklees voluntary group require additional funding? We currently manage the following Kirklees funds. Find out which could benefit your community group, follow the links to each fund for more information.


We make grants to a wide range of organisations. The Foundation is particularly keen to help grassroots community groups, and small-to-medium-sized voluntary organisations, and priority will be given to these groups. We do not normally make grants to large UK-wide charities, but we might do so where there are strong relationships in our area, and the proposal has potential to achieve a substantial impact. If in doubt whether your application can be considered, please contact us (01484) 468397.

For more information about our applicaton process, please follow this link.

Please note: Groups can only make one application for funding in each grants round - multiple applications to all open funds will not be allowed.


Bright Green Community Trust Fund CLOSED opens again in Spring 2018.

All projects must be community-based, reduce carbon emissions and contribute towards a sustainable future for the Holme Valley community.


Comic Relief Local Communities Programme 2015-2017 CLOSED for applications.

All Kirklees voluntary groups can apply to this fund. 


Davy Fund OPEN for applications. Application deadline Wednesday 4th October, 2017.

This Fund supports children's sporting activities, and in particular team sports.


Deighton and Brackenhall Initative (DBI) Fund CLOSED for applications, opens again in March 2018.

This fund concentrates on supporting voluntary groups only in the Deighton and Brackenhall area of Huddersfield.


General Fund CLOSED for applications. Next funding round opens on 1st October, and closes on 31st October.

All Kirklees voluntary groups are eligible to apply to this fund. The General Fund is comprised of 8 funds (see below). These funds have combined their giving to increase the availability of grants, by opening on a quarterly basis. (You can read more about the funds here).

                     J L Brierley Fund

                     Hazel Charlesworth Fund

                     Judith & Neil Charlesworth Fund

                     Kirklees General Fund

                     Stephen Wood Fund

                     Westerman Fund

                     Community First & Grassroots General Fund

                     Kirklees Police Fund


Longley Farm Fund OPEN for applications. Application deadline Wednesday 20 September.

Supports artistic and cultural activities, but it will also consider supporting applications from other voluntary groups, in the beneficial area.


Midway Equities Fund CLOSED for applications of up to £5,000. Opens again April, 2018.

This fund supports Kirklees voluntary groups working with older people.


Thornton Family Fund OPEN for applications. Application deadline Wednesday 4 October, 2017.

All voluntary groups operating in HD post codes are eligible to apply to this fund. 


Youth Social Action Fund OPEN for applications of up to £5,000. Application deadline Tuesday 31 October, 2017.

For groups working to encourage volunteering, fundraising and campaigning amongst young people aged between 10 and 25.