Funding advice enquiries
Local development workers, including Voluntary Organisation Support Officers (VOSOs) can help with getting your group ready for funding, including getting a constitution, writing or reviewing policies and working with other local groups.
How to contact the Voluntary Organisation Support Officer in your area:
Community groups in Bradford - telephone Clive Whittaker at Bradford CVS on 01274 722772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (opens new window)
Community groups in Shipley or Bingley - telephone Sarah Moss at Shipley & Bingley Voluntary Services (SBVS) on 01274 781222 or email email@example.com (opens new window)
Community groups in Keighley or Ilkley - telephone Chris Barker at KIVCA on 01535 665258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (opens new window)
Bradford Council's Neighbourhood Offices (opens new window) often help in their area and sometimes have funding programmes available that you can apply to.
Search online for funding using the bfunded website
This service is free and you can do as many searches as you like. Not sure where to start? Contact the voluntary organisation support officer for your area.
Join a local forum or network
Local forums and networks can be an excellent way of getting the latest on funding along with a wide range of other news and information. The best advice can often come from those who have first hand experience of doing it themselves. This is particularly true of more challenging fundraising problems such as buying or constructing buildings, purchasing vehicles and setting up community enterprises. Conversations may even lead to working in partnership to set up joint projects or apply for funding.
CNet coordinates Bradford Assembly which includes six voluntary and community sector forums, based around different areas (environment, equalities, children and young people, health and wellbeing, regeneration and prosperity and safer communities). Visit the Bradford Assembly pages (opens new window) on the CNet website to find out more about how you can get involved and what the forums can offer you.
There are other networks and forums in Bradford district. Browse the Useful Links section (opens new window) on the CNet website to find out more.
What about training?
Funding-related training and events are listed on the bsupported website (opens new window)