Bradford VCS Alliance, Asset Based Community Development grants

18 April 2019

Round three of Asset Based Community Development grants is open for applications.

Eligible areas for round 3

There is now only a limited amount of funding available for work in the following areas:

  • Bingley (Community Partnership 3)
  • Manningham and Girlington (Community Partnership 4)
  • Thornbury, Barkerend and City Centre (Community Partnership 5)
  • Little Horton and West Bowling (Community Partnership 6)
  • Buttershaw and Wibsey (Community Partnership 7)
  • Tong and Holmewood (Ccommunity Partnership 9)
  • Undercliffe, Manningham, Girlington, Allerton (Community Partnership 10)

If you are unsure whether your project will be delivered in one of these Community Partnership areas, please contact the funder for advice, email or telephone 01274 306624.

Applications for work in other areas will not be considered and organisations not already been funded by this programme will have priority.

What can be funded?

"Bradford City and Districts clinical commissioning groups have invested non-recurrent funds to support and activate a range of grassroots community activities and ideas which will improve the health and wellbeing of local people."

Small grants of £250 to £1,000 are available for community groups to run their own health and wellbeing project.

Projects should be based on Asset Based Community Development values:

  • Identify and make visible the health enhancing assets in a community.
  • See citizens and communities as the co-producers of health and wellbeing, rather than the recipients of services.
  • Promote community networks, relationships and friendships that can provide caring, mutual help and empowerment.
  • Identify what has the potential to improve health and wellbeing.
  • Support individuals’ health and wellbeing through self-esteem, coping strategies, resilience skills, relationships, friendships, knowledge and personal resources.
  • Empower communities to control their futures and create tangible resources such as services, funds and buildings.


Please read the guidance notes before completing the application form.

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2019 (5pm).



Does your group work in Wharfedale?

Bradford VCS Alliance has announced that new funding is available for projects in the Wharfedale area thanks to a new agreement with Wharfedale Community Partnership. Local community groups will be able to apply for £250 to £500 from Asset Based Community Development grants Wharfedale

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