Small Grant Scheme

Natural Kirklees Small Grant Scheme

The 2023 Small Grant Scheme is now closed

As part of Natural Kirklees ongoing relationship with Kirklees Council, we seek funding from them, to cover our activities. It is our intention to hold an annual small grant scheme and to additionally provide finance to our member groups for the eradication of Japanese Knotweed.

The majority of our member groups have little recourse to funding themselves and while there are funding opportunities within the community, these are often difficult to obtain or are not relevant to the groups.

Natural Kirklees fund small projects that can benefit the general public and be completed usually within a few months, usually up to a value of £750.

The trustees visit each of the successful applicants to see for themselves the impact the grant will or has had. This has proven to be an interesting and rewarding exercise in its own right and enables us to publicise the work being undertaken and more importantly the excellent work that the volunteers do to improve the green spaces here in Kirklees for all residents and visitors.

Details of the Grant Schemes to Date

2023 Small Grant Scheme Awards

2023 Small Grant Scheme Awards Following the success of the 2020 and 2022 small grant schemes, Natural Kirklees has been delighted to offer the opportunity again in 2023 for full members to apply for up to £750 for a grant to improve the environment of their green space or the well being of their community…

2022 Small Grant Scheme Awards

2022 Small Grant Scheme Awards As we exit the Covid19 lockdowns, our member group volunteers have recommenced the excellent work they undertake in the parks and other green spaces within Kirklees. Natural Kirklees, supported by Kirklees Council, offered our members the opportunity to bid for a small grant to help them with their ambitions for…

2020 Small Grant Scheme Awards

2020 Small Grant Scheme Awards At the start of 2020, discussions with Rob Dalby, Parks and Green Spaces Operations Manager and Natural Kirklees concluded that an event as had been held in previous years, to introduce the public to the work Natural Kirklees and the various Friends Groups achieve was unlikely. It was a greed…