Small Grant Scheme 2024

2024 Small Grant Scheme Awards

Following the success of previous years small grant schemes, Natural Kirklees was delighted to offer the opportunity 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 with an environmental connection. As in previous years, our funding for this project derives from Kirklees Council and they supported this year’s offer and we thank them for giving us this opportunity.

Applications were invited for amounts between £50 and £750 by downloading the application form and emailing it back to ed@naturalkirklees.org.

Closing date for applications was 12th April 2024.

Applications have been reviewed by the trustees of Natural Kirklees; they may requested additional information or clarification and grants have been awarded during April. The trustees hope to visit each successful applicant to showcase the project and promote the successes the group and Natural Kirklees achieve. This year a priority was given to members who have not applied in the previous 2 years unless the group was requesting funds to help them grow plants at the Peace Pit facility.

The following conditions applied:

    • Open only to full constituted members.
    • The work must be undertaken and completed before 31st December 2024.
    • Funding will only be given for plants, tools and other materials but not for labour costs or payment to individuals or companies for services provided.
    • The member must allow the trustees of Natural Kirklees to confirm the work is being undertaken and has been completed
    • The member is willing to provide brief reports, 3 months into the project and at the completion of the work, detailing the benefits, preferably with photographs and give permission for this to be publicised by Natural Kirklees, at their discretion.
    • The funding is provided for a specific project that has a tangible, identifiable outcome.
    • The funding is provided only for items and work not already undertaken or committed to.
    • Receipts for all expenditure must be made available to Natural Kirklees, if requested.
    • The work must be undertaken with Kirklees Council or the land-owner’s permission
    • All legal aspects and permissions are obtained before work commences and adhered to throughout the project
    • The member must have public liability insurance to cover the work to be undertaken.
    • The funds will be transferred to the members bank account within two-weeks following the award.
    • Natural Kirklees Trustees decisions are final in all aspects of this scheme.
    • The member agrees that any unspent amount or the total grant if the project fails to go ahead, will be returned to Natural Kirklees.

Any questions – email ed@naturalkirklees.org.


Awarded members in 2024 (more info to follow)

Cowcliffe Community Association

East Bierley Village Preservation Society

Friends of Cliffe House

Friends of Crow Nest Park

Friends of Honley Old Woods

Golcar Lily Environment Group

Grange Moor Community Association

Growing Works

Huddersfield & District Badger Group

Keep Hecky Tidy

Lepton Preservation Society

Mirfield in Bloom

Urban Tree Huggers