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HEY! Fund Application Forms

Everything you need to apply to the Happy Early Years (HEY!) Fund

Apply to the Happy Early Years (HEY!) Fund by downloading the application form below.

Before you start completing your application form please read the guidance notes carefully to check that your initiative meets at least one of our three themes and that you meet all of the criteria to be able to apply to the HEY! Fund.

You may also find the hints and tips from parents that have run initiatives really useful too.

Return your completed form to:

Happy Early Years Fund
Better Start Bradford
Mayfield Centre
Broadway Avenue

or email your application to [email protected].

Please note that all initiatives must be delivered and completed by end of June 2025.

Read the Hints and Tips HEY! Fund Guidance Notes Download the Hey! Fund Application Form

Key HEY! Fund dates for 2024

Final Application deadline

Friday 14 June 2024

Parent Panel Decision Meeting

Tuesday 25 June 2024

Before you start session (for successful initiatives)

Tuesday 16 July 2024

Projects must be completed by

30 June 2025

HEY! Fund Celebration Event

To be confirmed

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