Small Grants Funding 2019

The Community Council Small Grants Scheme are opened now so local groups can apply for funding up to £500 to run activities or events in the local area that bring community benefit. Our priorities and focus for this round are on four themes. Your proposal should address as a minimum one of these;

  • Older People
  • Environment
  • Education and Young People
  • New Communities

All applications will be shortlisted on their own merit and consideration will be given to the financial stability of the group and whether the organisation is sustainable without funding.  If your idea is shortlisted, you will be asked to attend an event in March.

This event will involve other shortlisted groups and members from the Community Council who will score each application after a short presentation to determine which proposals should be funded.

Please contact the Clerk, Mohammed Rafiq by email, to request an application form, or your local  Community Councillor or alternatively, please download the application form and terms below.

Grant applications guidelines Feb 2020

Grant application form Feb 2020

The deadline for applications for is 4pm, Friday 6th March 2020.

Should you have any queries about the process or if you would like an application pack please contact the clerk at

Please note, proof of spend will be required and you may be asked to attend our Annual Community Meeting to give feedback. Also please note the form has changed so please ensure you use the correct version of the application.

The following local organisations were awarded funding in the May 2018 round of funding for the Community Council’s Small Grants:

  • African Carribean Elders (ACE)
  • Athletico FC
  • Athletico Football Club Academy
  • Attock West Bowling Cricket Club (Flix)
  • Barnardo’s Children Centre
  • Bowling Old Lane Cricket Club
  • Bradford Gymkhana
  • Cecil Green Arts
  • Dominica Association of Bradford
  • Fountain School
  • Friends of Horton Park
  • Girlington Cricket Club
  • Madni Academy
  • Safety First Community Centre
  • Serbian Church Bradford
  • St Oswald’s West End Centre
  • West Bowling Activity Group
  • West Bowling Youth Initiative
  • X-Plosion Cultural Arts

The following local organisations were awarded funding in the Nov 2018 round of funding for the Community Council’s Small Grants:

  • Bradford Trident Healthy Lifestyles Project
  • Bradford Police Boxing Club
  • Light of The World
  • NAFS
  • New Libya Society
  • All Canterbury Together
  • Women’s Empowerment Group
  • Parkside Medical Centre
  • West Bowling Attock CC
  • Huggy’s Health and Fitness

Community Council Notes

The Community Council has the same powers as a parish council. Parish Councils make all kinds of decisions on issues that affect the local community. Probably the most common issues that our Community Council get involved with are planning issues, fly tipping and cleaner/greener issues and crime prevention. Our Community Council is not political and is one of the only Parish Councils in the country that does not charge a precept.


There are currently 3 vacancies on Bradford Trident Community Council because the term of office of the councillors has come to an end.  These vacancies have been caused because of an insufficient number of people from the parish standing for election.

The council can now fill the vacancies by co-option, which is a process whereby the council considers applications from interested persons and can then select people to fill the seats.

If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, please write to the parish council and include a few details of why you would like to become a councillor together with the skills and experience that you have for the role.

If you need any information about qualification for being a councillor or just want more information about the role, please contact Mohammed Rafiq, Clerk to the Council, preferably by e-mail at