Better Start Bradford, Parents in the Lead activities fund

3 July 2018

Details from Better Start Bradford:

"Parents in the Lead activities fund is designed to help parents run activities for their and other families expecting babies or with children under four, in the Better Start Bradford area (Bowling, Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton).

"We are particularly interested to hear from parents who are not currently involved in local activities for babies and children, to support them to organise activities."

"Parents includes dads, mums and grandparents and also families expecting a baby."

Who’s it for?

"Smaller parent and community led organisations in the Better Start Bradford area can apply. The majority of those benefiting from this fund must be families expecting babies or children under four and their parents."

How much funding is available?

"You can apply once a year for a maximum of £2,000. However we expect the usual amount the activities fund will give is £500.

What type of activities will be funded?

"Activities should:

  • Contribute towards the social and emotional development of babies and toddlers (under four)
  • Develop communication and language in babies and toddlers (under four)
  • Improve nutrition and health in babies and toddlers (under four)

Examples of activities that could be run include: activities for dads and their young children, activities involving grandparents, activities involving groups of sisters and brothers, playgroups, growing and outdoor activities, baby sign language classes."


Please read the guidance notes before completing the application form.

The next deadlines for applications are 31 August 2018 and 30 November 2018.


Telephone 01274 723146.

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