the Community Foundation for the people of Kirklees.

The Deighton and Brackenhall Fund

This fund is open to applications from voluntary and community groups operating in the Deighton & Brackenhall areas of Huddersfield.

Deadline for applications.

The fund will open for applications on April 1st 2021 and close for applications on April 30th 2021.

The applications will be processed during May 2021 and awards will be made in early June 2021.

How much can you apply for?

You can apply for up to £1,000. You will have up to 12 months from your project start date to use your grant.

What we will fund.

We can fund a wide range of items, including volunteer expenses, publicity costs, equipment, room hire, materials for activities, contributions to staffing costs etc. 

The grants can be used to extend current activities or to introduce new ones in the Deighton and Brackenhall area.

Example of the types of project we can fund are:

  • Projects which further reduce crime and fear of crime
  • Projects that improve mental or physical health
  • Projects that improve the environment (projects must take place in Deighton and Brackenhall)
  • Projects that provide people with sporting activities such as football, netball cricket, chair yoga, walking football etc.  
  • Projects that address isolation.
  • Projects that offer advice & information.

We do not fund any of the following:

  • Party political activity
  • Promotion of religion
  • Replacement of statutory funding
  • Projects that have already started
  • Groups who have not complied with previous monitoring requirements
  • Organisations that support animals
  • For-profit organisations
  • The statutory provision provided by schools and hospitals.

Eligibility

One Community makes 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 usually make grants to large local, regional and national charities (this does not apply to national programmes). If in doubt whether your application can be considered, please contact us: info@one-community.org.uk

You must have a governing document (constitution, rules, memorandum and articles of association etc.), a governing body of at least three unrelated individuals, and a bank account in your group's name with at least two unrelated signatories. If a school were to apply for support, it would have to demonstrate that the funding request was not a replacement for statutory funding.

All organisations must be based in Kirklees, or undertaking project work in Kirklees and be one of the following:

  • Voluntary and community groups
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Schools – We would encourage schools to make an application via their PTA. If your school does not have a PTA, we will accept applications directly from the school. We will only activity which is not statutory provision.
  • Charities (not registered with the Charity Commission)
  • Charities (registered with the Charity Commission)

If you have previously had a grant from One Community Foundation and your project has finished, you will need to have submitted your evaluation form and receipts for the project. If you have outstanding evaluations, we may not be able to fund you. 

What will you need to supply in your application (we call these supporting documents)?

Incomplete applications and applications which are missing the supporting documents required, will not be processed; therefore, it is essential to attach the following documents: please note the below must be uploaded to the form.

  • Your governing document. 
  • Your latest published accounts (or income/expenditure information for smaller organisations). 
  • A document (PDF or Word) with your directors, trustees, or management committee's names and addresses. You will need to identify who the bank signatories are (they must be unrelated and not living at the same address). 
  • Quotes for items you wish to purchase with the grant. 

You also need to provide a budget breakdown:

This should be a breakdown of the total project cost, not just the amount you apply to us for. If you are not applying to us for the full project cost, please remember to note how you will raise the additional money required to conduct your project on the budget.

Your budget should be set out as follows – (Please be as detailed as possible).

Example Budget

Staff x 2 @ £10.00ph x 4 hours per week, for ten weeks = £400.00 (We would like the grant to cover this cost)

Volunteer x 10 Petrol costs @ 45p per mile, on average 10 miles per week for ten weeks (£4.50 x 10) = £45.00 x 10 = £450.00 (We would like the grant to cover this cost)

Equipment:

Litter pickers £15.99 each x 10 = £159.99 (We would like the grant to cover £150.09 of this cost, we have fundraised to cover the additional needed).

Rubbish bags £3.50 per roll of bags x 100 rolls = £350.00 (We would like the grant to cover £0 of this cost, we have fundraised to cover the additional needed).

Total project costs £1,359.90

Total Requested £1,000

What happens if you are successful with your application.

  1. We will notify you via email – This email will be generated from our CRM (Salesforce) please check your junk folder. This email will include a link to the online evaluation and monitoring form. This form will become due four weeks after the project end date; it is good to look at the evaluation before starting your application.

This will help you keep track of the data we will require. You will also need to keep all of the receipts associated with the spending of this grant. We will require a receipt for the whole amount of the grant.

If you apply for staff costs, we will still need evidence of this spending; you might provide redacted payroll evidence. We will be checking the rate of pay, hours and number of staff salaries match with your application.

  1. You award might have conditions attached; you will need to tell us if you agree to the requirements. All grants will require you to agree to the grant awarded's terms; these may differ depending on the donor/funder.
  2. Your award will be paid into the bank account.
  3. You will be sent an evaluation email reminder four weeks before your project end date; this will contain a reminder of the link to the online evaluation form. This link is unique to your project.

If your application is successful, you will be required to publicly credit support from One Community Foundation, for example, on your social media, on all materials related to the funded work. Successful projects will be required to be available for a potential visit from the funder and participate in case studies (we will not require you to identify any individuals in the case study).

The application form will be available here from April 1st 2021.