Open Grants

Take a look at our open and upcoming grants programmes below to get a sense of the types of grant you can apply for.

We recommend you check our Applying for a Grant section first to see if you’re eligible and what our application process involves.

Bradford Healthy Holidays Grants

We are seeking to fund projects that address Holiday Hunger in Bradford through promoting Healthy Holiday activities with a food component for school-aged young people.

Grant size
Up to £6,000

Location
Bradford

Deadline
23/01/2020 at 12 noon

Leeds Healthy Holidays Grants – Third Sector Organisations

We are seeking to fund projects that address Holiday Hunger in Leeds through promoting Healthy Holiday activities with a food component for school-aged young people.

Grant size
Up to £7,000

Location
Leeds 

Deadline
23/01/2020 at 12 noon

Leeds Healthy Holidays Grants – Schools

We are seeking to fund projects that address Holiday Hunger in Leeds through promoting Healthy Holiday activities with a food component for school-aged young people.

Grant size
Up to £10,000

Location
Leeds

Deadline
27/01/2020 at 12 noon

Ideas that Change Lives

The Ideas that Change Lives programme offers business guidance and financial investment to help organisations and individuals develop socially enterprising ideas which support people in Leeds with care and support needs.

Grant size
£500 to £15,000

Location
Leeds 

Deadline
28/01/2020 at 12 noon

The Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund

This fund aims to support performing arts education and to remove the barriers people face accessing this. You can apply as an individual for support with your own development or as an organisation for community performing arts work. Beneficiaries should be aged 11-18.

Grant size
Up to £500 (individuals)
Up to £5,000 (organisations)

Location
Leeds

Deadline
31/01/2020 at 12 noon

#iWill Youth Social Action Fund

The #iwillFund looks to support social action activities that create opportunities for young people aged 10-20 to develop their potential and their capacity to significantly contribute to their community.

Grant size
£1,000 to £5,000

Location
Leeds, Bradford & Wakefield 

Deadline
20/02/2020 at 12 noon

Harnessing the Power of Communities

This small grants programme will support organisations and projects which will improve the health and wellbeing of people in communities identified as the most deprived in Leeds, building on local assets to address locally identified needs.

Grant size
£500 to £5,000 per year over 2 years

Location
Leeds

Deadline
20/02/2020 at 12 noon

Jimbo’s Fund

This programme aims to support organisations working for the benefit of disadvantaged people in Leeds.

Grant size
£1,000 to £20,000

Location
Leeds 

Deadline
20/02/2020 at 12 noon

Lunch Clubs Grants

These grants are specifically for the running costs of lunch clubs and can support new clubs as well as helping existing ones to continue delivering services.

Location
Leeds

Deadline
28/02/2020 at 12 noon

Leeds Men’s Suicide Prevention Fund Large Grants

This programme provides grants of between £10,000 and £25,000 to fund local third sector community initiatives aimed at men with high risk of suicide. 

Grant size
£10,000 to £25,000

Location
Leeds 

Deadline
05/03/2020 at 12 noon

Leeds Men’s Suicide Prevention Fund Small Grants

This programme provides grants of up to £10,000 to fund local third sector community initiatives aimed at men with high risk of suicide. 

Grant size
Up to £10,000

Location
Leeds

Deadline
05/03/2020 at 12 noon

Keighley Community Health Grants

In partnership with Power to Change, this programme supports community groups and community businesses which promote health and wellbeing. The aim is to create a strong community-based health infrastructure in Keighley and Airedale. The application forms will be available from Friday 31st January 2020 but the criteria is available via the ‘More Information’ button below.

Grant size
£500 – £4,000 for up to one year OR
£4,001 – £15,000 per year for up to two years

Location
Keighley and Airedale

Deadline
10/03/2020 at 12 noon

Community Partnering Fund

In partnership with Northern Gas Networks and Northern Powergrid, the fund supports projects which do any of the following: tackling fuel poverty; promoting safety around carbon monoxide and electricity; encouraging STEM subjects and careers; promoting the Priority Services Register.

Grant size
£500 – £10,000

Location
Northern England

Deadline
10/03/2020 at 12 noon

Sir Ken and Lady Morrison Fund

The focus of the Fund is on building literacy and we are keen to hear from applicants that are working in Bradford who are exploring different ways to engage and support young people, families, carers and adults from disadvantaged backgrounds with reading and writing. 

Grant size
£2,500 to £10,000

Location
Bradford Metropolitan District

Deadline
19/03/2020 at 12 noon

Henry Smith Charity

We are please to have worked with the Henry Smith Charity for a number of years, but they are now handling all applications directly. To apply for a grant from the Henry Smith Charity, please click below to access their website.

Grant size
£20,000 to £180,000

Location
Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield

Deadline
Ongoing

The Leeds Fund: Micro Grants

The Leeds Fund: Micro Grants support individuals and small groups delivering locally-based grassroots activity in communities across Leeds.

Grant size
£100 to £500

Location
Leeds 

Deadline
Ongoing

Upcoming Grants Programmes

We manage a number of upcoming grant programmes which have yet to open or are currently closed for applications but are likely to re-open in the future.

Spring

Nationwide

The Nationwide Community Grants programme looks for local housing projects that will strengthen local communities to support the most vulnerable. 

Big Change

These grants will support the work of the city wide initiative Big Change Leeds which raises awareness, money and support to people in need on the streets, of Leeds, through an online portal called Street Support.