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Happy Early Years (HEY!) Fund

Parents & carers can apply for up to £2,500 to develop ideas and initiatives for local families and their 0-3s.


The Happy Early Years (HEY!) fund was set up to help parents, grandparents and other adult  carers in the Better Start Bradford area to apply for funding up to £2,500 to develop ideas and initiatives to help expectant parents and local families and their children aged 0-3 to:

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

The final application deadline is on Friday 14 June 2024

Everything you need to know...

HEY! Fund Application Forms

Download the Happy Early Years (HEY!) Fund application form after you have read the guidance notes.

HEY! Fund Initiatives

Be inspired by what other projects have achieved with up to £2500 for expectant parents and families with 0-3s in the Better Start Bradford area.

HEY! Fund Resources

From a range of outdoor play ideas to healthy snack ideas to guidance from Early Years experts, there should be something to help and inspire everyone.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We’ve answered some FAQs here. If after reading them, and our guidance notes, you have more questions, please contact Saira Riaz on 07909 875032 or email [email protected]

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