the Community Foundation for the people of Kirklees.

Match It

At One Community, we have been standing together with the community during the Coronavirus Crisis. We have distributed over £500,000 of grant aid locally, and our support will not stop there, we are now launching Match It! This new programme of support is open to community groups and charities based in Kirklees.

What is Match it?

Match it is One Community’s new fund that makes your donors’ donations twice as impactful. We match exactly what your community needs, putting the money directly into charities and organisations that support the Kirklees community. We’ll match the fundraising efforts over a 3-month period. Partnering charities can raise up to £10,000 for Match it!

To get you started, we’ll supply you with the ultimate social media starter pack to help you raise as much as you can. The pack includes social media posts, web banners, cover photos, ‘how to’ guides, posters, and so much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to access our specialist training programmes details below. Giving your charity/ organisation advice and training to help you continue to thrive in supporting our Kirklees community. We’re also offering small support grants to continue to help fund our charities more. When you fill in your application, be sure to tell us if you need a small grant of less than £2,000 and what the money would be used for. You will find space at the end of the form to tell us this. 

What is a specialist training programme?

The second element in the Match it programme is a specially commissioned organisational support package, specifically designed to offer developmental support, including training, consultancy and mentoring alongside our funding to help strengthen charities post Covid19. Giving your charity/ organisation advice and training to help you continue to thrive in supporting our Kirklees community.

You can choose from the following workshops: (these can be attended by staff or volunteers).

Workshop 1 – ‘Writing the Strongest Applications in the Shortest Possible Time’

  • Creating a Fact File 
  • Developing a Project Map 
  • Establishing your Why/How and What
  • Technical Tips & Strategies 

 Workshop 2 How to Convince a Funder that You Really Do Make a Difference

  • Understanding & Creating a Theory of Change
  • Importance of monitoring & evaluation

Workshop 3 Maintaining Momentum – Four Principles of Grant Funding Success

  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Pro-Active Media & PR
  • Income Generation

Workshop 4 Practical Ways to Tell Your Story so that Funders Really Listen

  • How to tackle key questions
  • How to prioritise what goes in the application
  • Thinking ‘outside the box.’
  • What the funder really wants to know

Workshop 5 Effortless Productivity for Long Term Success

  • Planning – including project management systems & technology
  • Vision – and short term/long term planning
  • Productivity tips for fundraisers

The above workshops are being provided by

  • Workshop 6 Financial performance and reporting.
  • Workshop 7 Forecasting and scenario planning.
  • Workshop 8 Basic book keeping 

The above workshops are being provided by

  • Workshop 9 Online fundraising – A guide to getting started including online platforms you can use, fees, gift aid etc top tips for online fundraising 
  • Workshop 10 Easy to use marketing resources, how to create professional-looking marketing without a degree in graphic design
  • Workshop 11 How to use social media to attract an audience 
  • Workshop 12 Gaining a the Kirklees Volunteer accreditation from
  • Workshop 13 Volunteering and the Law
  • Workshop 14 Strategy development and business planning - Provided by

Important dates

  • Opening September 1st - Closing October 17th 
  • Applicants informed of the outcome by October 26th
  • Fundraising will take place from November 1st to January 31st
  • Funds will be with you in February. 

Eligibility Criteria 

If you are unsure if you are eligibility, please email Emma at

This fund is open to all Kirklees based charitable organisations who are delivering services and activities that support and enrich the local community.

However, you will need to be set up as one of the following:

  • Registered charities, including charitable incorporated organisations
  • Constituted organisations/ community groups and non-registered charities
  • Community interest companies and community benefit societies
  • Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs)
  • Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC)
  • Religious organisations may apply as long as the funding will not be used for proselytising.


  • Your turn over must be below £500,000 per annum in the previous financial year.
  • Have at least 3 Trustees, Directors or Management Committee members who are independent and unrelated, and none of whom have more than 50% control.
  • A governing document, e.g. constitution or memorandum and articles of association that show how your group is managed.
  • A bank or building society account in the name of your organisation with a minimum of two unrelated cheque signatories.
  • Accounts or a record of income and expenditure for your group, and sound plans for managing your money (if you are a new group, you will need to provide a bank statement and a project budget).
  • If your organisation works with children or vulnerable adults, you will need to have a safeguarding policy in place.

What can you spend the money on? 

The application will ask you to tell us what you will do with the money, and we understand that recovery will be different for each organisation. However, we will prioritise organisations which will use the money to stabilise and thrive. You can use the money, for example for staffing (no redundancies), rent, equipment or project work etc. Funding must be spent within 12 months of the award. You will also have to complete an online evaluation at the end of the grant term and provide receipts for the spend. 

The funding must benefit and support people in Kirklees. 

What we will not fund

  • Retrospective applications (i.e. the funding of activities that have already taken place or the repayment of money that has already been spent)
  • Projects that would normally have been funded from statutory sources (e.g. Council or Central Government)
  • Religious activities or projects that promote religion, although we may fund activities carried out by faith groups for wider community benefit
  • Political activities.
  • Projects where the main beneficiaries are animals.

Have you got a question?

Our office is closed, but we are still here to support you, Emma can be contacted by:

  • One to one Zoom / Microsoft Teams, generally 9am-5pm, however, we can arrange these calls out of office hours by prior arrangement. 
  • Email
  • Call Emma on 07914690856 (9am-5pm)
  • In-person - If you would like to meet in person please email Emma. (Please note we can not meet at the One Community Office, however, Emma loves to talk and coffee, so a coffee shop or at your premises).