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Parents in the Lead Activities Fund

Our Parents in the Lead activities fund helps parents (mums, dads, carers, grandparents and expectant parents) run activities for expectant families or families with children under four in the Better Start Bradford area (Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton).

We’re particularly interested in receiving applications from parents who are not currently involved in local activities for babies and children, to support them to organise their own activities.

Who is it for?
Smaller parent and community-led organisations in the Better Start Bradford area can apply. The majority of those benefiting from funding must be expectant families or families with children under four.

How much funding is available?
You can apply for a maximum of £2,500 in one year (this can be split across more than one application).

What type of activities will be funded?
Activities must focus on helping children under four to either:

  • Eat well and be healthy
  • Talk and communicate well
  • Be confident, friendly and understand their emotions and behaviour

Examples of activities are:

  • Ante-natal classes that help expectant parents support each other before a baby is born
  • Activities for very small babies and their parents, e.g. simple games, singing and signing
  • A playgroup or activities for dads and their 0-3’s together
  • Activities with grandparents, babies & toddlers together
  • Planting or other outdoor activities with 0-3’s and parents

Please check the guidance notes to see what activities we can and can’t fund.

How do you apply for funding from the Parents in the Lead activities fund? 
There’s a quick, simple application form for parents (and those supporting them) to complete to tell us about your ideas and what these will cost.

Parents in the lead – activities fund – application form

Parent in the Lead application guidance notes

How are decisions made? 
Decisions are made by a selection panel, made up of local parents, who look at all the applications and choose the best ideas for local families with children under four to enjoy.

How to find out more:
If you’d like to talk through your ideas or have any questions as you complete your application, please contact our Family and Community Engagement Team on 01274 723146 / [email protected]

Deadlines to apply:
TBC

Who has already successfully applied:

Parents in the Lead May 2018 announcement

Parents in the Lead December 2017 announcement

Parents in the Lead September 2017 announcement

Parents in the Lead June 2017 announcement

Parents in the Lead April 2017 announcement