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Local development workers, including Voluntary Organisation Support Officers (VOSOs) can help with getting your community group ready for funding, including getting a constitution, writing or reviewing policies and working with other local groups.
Community groups in Bradford – email Chris Barker and Peter Tate or telephone 01274 722772
Community groups in Shipley & Bingley – email Sarah Moss or telephone 01274 787921
Community groups in Keighley & Ilkley – email Shaun O’Hare or telephone 01535 665258
Bradford Council’s Neighbourhood Offices often help in their area and sometimes have funding programmes available that you can apply to.
The Voluntary Organisation Support Officers do not advise private businesses (organisations where the majority of profits are distributed to individuals or other private companies).
Please visit the Business pages for details of help available to private businesses.
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.
Membership of the following networks is free of charge to local voluntary and community groups.
Young Lives Bradford Network – for groups working with children and young people.
Health and Well Being Forum – for groups running activities that improve health and well being, including preventative activities.
BOPA - for groups working with older people.
Bradford Environment Forum - for groups working to help the environment.