the Community Foundation for the people of Kirklees.

The Thornton Family Fund

The Thornton Family Fund is able to support all voluntary and community groups working throughout the HD postcodes of Kirklees, for general charitable purposes.

Funding areas: HD1, HD2, HD3, HD4, HD5, HD7, HD8, HD9

The fund offers grants up to £3,000. Support will also be considered from applicants seeking a multi-year grant award, for up to 3 years.

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 normally make grants to large local, regional and national charities. If in doubt whether your application can be considered, please contact us: (01484) 468397.

Want to make a funding application? Read our guidelines first...

If you have no computer knowledge and would prefer a paper application form, please contact

This fund is closed and will reopen on December 1st 2021 and will close for applications on December 30th 2021. 

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