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.


Bright Green Community Trust Fund Opens again for applications on Tuesday 1st May. Closes on Monday 12th September, 2018.

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


Comic Relief Funding Closed to applications.

This 'Core Strength' programme from Comic Relief will focus on providing support for running costs.


Davy Fund Opens again for applications in August, 2018.

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


Deighton and Brackenhall Initative (DBI) Fund Closed to applications, opens again in spring 2019.

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


Kirklees Amalgamated Fund Open for funding - check application dates.

All Kirklees voluntary groups are eligible to apply to this fund. The Amalgamated 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 Opens again for applications in August, 2018.

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


Midway Equities Fund Closed to applications, opens again in spring 2019.

This fund supports Kirklees voluntary groups working with older people.


Thornton Family Fund Closed to applications.

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