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Parents in the Lead reaches £120,000

Eight groups are receiving a share of £16,500 thanks to the latest round of Better Start Bradford’s Parents in the Lead Activities Fund, bringing the overall total to £121,418 since the fund began in April 2017. Thanks to the funding, parents, carers and their 0-3’s will have access to a r...


Apply to Parents in the Lead

Local parenting groups have until Friday 19 February to apply for up to £2,500 each from Better Start Bradford’s Parents in the Lead Activities Fund in the first application round of 2021. The Parents in the Lead Activities Fund is open for applications from local groups wishing to run activi...


Being Sam

People have many reasons for volunteering or working in the jobs that they do and for SHINE’s Family and Community Worker, Sam Thirkhill, her reasons are clear … she just wants to give back something to the local community. Through her own life experiences, she knows what a struggle parenting...


Parents in the Lead changes

You may have noticed that there have been a few slight changes to our Parents in the Lead activities fund. We have been listening to your feedback and have made the following changes: We have increased the availability of funding from £2000 to £2500. You can now apply more than once a year ...


Being a parent in the lead of decision making

Samina Begum, 48, is one of our Parents in the Lead activities fund panel members. Collectively with other parent panel members, she has made decisions on funding for almost £30,000 for 30 projects in the Better Start Bradford area. Samina’s Story I was already volunteering with HENRY as a Pare...