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Community Action Bradford & District, making a positive change

Voluntary organisation support officers

Are you a volunteer, staff or committee member of a community group in Bradford district?

Voluntary organisation support officers at Community Action Bradford & District work with community groups to help them set up, register as a charity or company, get policies, find small grant funding, publicise activities and more! Help can also include organisational health-checks.

The main phone number for all enquiries from 1 January 2018 is 01535 612500 (Keighley office).

Please contact the officer where your group is based:

Bradford constituencies
Clive Whittaker 07964 352663 clivew@cabad.org.uk and Lincoln Oakley 07422 575852 lincolno@cabad.org.uk

Keighley constituency
Chris Barker 01535 612500/ 07422 966140 chrisb@cabad.org.uk

Shipley constituency (including Baildon, Bingley Rural, Wharfedale, Windhill & Wrose)
Sarah Moss 01274 781222/ 07422 966142 sarahm@cabad.org.uk

Need help for a private business?

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.

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Neighbourhood Offices

Bradford Council’s Neighbourhood Offices often help in their area and sometimes have small community grants available that you can apply to.

Bradford district Assembly

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 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 Wellbeing Forum – for groups running activities that improve health and wellbeing, including preventative activities.

BOPA - for groups working with older people.

Bradford Environment Forum - for groups working to help the environment.

Equalities Forum 

Community Economic Forum

Safer Communities Forum

Religion and Belief Forum

Cultural Forum


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