You might be able to bring it to fruition with our Innovation Fund: a special fund set up to improve the lives of children aged 0-3 in the Better Start Bradford area (Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton).
Local parents, community groups and organisations can apply to pilot and test ideas for new initiatives designed to help us achieve our programme outcomes.
What do we fund?
We fund innovative and creative proposals to help children in our area to:
We are particularly interested in new ideas and new approaches and at this time are particularly interested in proposals that will:
We have identified other gaps however so if you have an idea for engaging and supporting parents who have challenges in their lives (e.g. poverty, domestic abuse, housing and debt) please get in touch.
How much money is available?
Individual awards range between £2,500 and £100,000 (subject to criteria). The fund will cover all realistic costs – we can help you to work this out. We anticipate that most proposals will be for short-term pilots (around one year). In order to receive funding for a longer-term project you will need to have detailed costings and full evaluation and delivery plans. We can advise on these.
Who can apply?
What are the criteria?
First you need to assess your idea against our checklist in the guidance document. If you are not sure about any of the answers then please contact us to discuss it.
Applications for new initiatives must meet the following requirements and criteria:
Application form: If you have met the requirements and answered yes to all the checklist questions, you can download an application form. Each section has a maximum word count, but if you can say what you need to in fewer words that is fine.
Contact details: Gill Thornton 01274 723146 or by email to [email protected]