FUNDING is available to help community and voluntary organisations across the district as they adapt to new operating conditions brought about by the pandemic.

Bradford Council says it is offering grants of up to £25,000 to support groups in their bid to “survive and thrive”.

The funding can help voluntary and community sector organisations restart trading operations and launch new or improved services.

Small grants of up to £4,000 are also available.

They can be used for professional support such as business plan development, diversifying income sources, IT consultancy or financial, governance or environmental sustainability advice.

Alternatively, the funds can be spent on upgrading and enhancing IT – including software licences and equipment – broadband contracts or staff training and development.

Councillor Abdul Jabar, neighbourhoods and community safety portfolio holder, said: “The voluntary and community sector plays a critical role across Bradford district and this new grant will help these valuable services survive and thrive in the new conditions brought about by Covd-19.”

For further information and to apply, visit The deadline for applications is December 8.