Support for Groups
Help for voluntary and community groups in Bradford
Can't find the service you're looking for? Please contact your
organisation support officer.
Local and national funding information is available on the bfunded website. Groups can
for funding, see the latest funding
sign up to get free news updates by email and find funding
Groups looking for volunteers can advertise volunteering
opportunities and get help from Bradford Volunteer
Centre 01274 725434 or Keighley Volunteer Centre
Training for community groups on everything from managing
finances to administration and good governance is organised by CVS
Training - details of the current programme are available from www.bsupported.org.uk.
Groups that need help with managing money can contact Dave
Collins, Community Accountant at West Yorkshire Community Accounting
Service (WYCAS) email@example.com
01422 835192. Dave can carry out free health checks and help groups
to set up financial systems.
WYCAS also offers accountancy, interim book keeping and other
finance services - charges apply.
Bradford CPA runs a
payroll service for groups (staff wages) and individuals (direct
payments) 01274 787800.
Community centres and other community buildings can get
specialist advice from Clive Whittaker, community centre support
worker, Bradford CVS (district-wide service) 01274 722772 firstname.lastname@example.org.
organisation support officers
Voluntary organisation support officers work with community
groups to help them set up, register as a charity or company, get
policies, find small grant funding, publicise activities and more!
Help can also include organisational health-checks.
Please contact the officer where your group is
Clive Whittaker email@example.com
01274 722772 and Lincoln Oakley firstname.lastname@example.org
Keighley & Ilkley
Voluntary and Community Action
Chris Barker email@example.com 01535
Bingley Voluntary Services (inc Baildon, Bingley
Rural, Wharfedale, Windhill & Wrose)
Sarah Moss firstname.lastname@example.org 01274
Have your say in how the district is run
Assembly provides forums on different themes that promote the
role of the voluntary and community sector within local planning,
policy, strategic decision-making and commissioning. The Assembly
is run by CNet who can also
provide support and training for individuals who want to become
active citizens and get involved in public decision making 01274
Help from local businesses
Take a look at the
save money on
professional advice page on the bfunded website for details of
help from local businesses.
If your group is considering paying a consultant instead of
using a free or low-cost advice service top tips for
working with consultants are available from bfunded.