The Bradford District Local Friendship Support Grants have entered their second round and are now open for applications. Local groups in the Bradford District, dedicated to supporting individuals living with dementia and/or sensory impairments, are eligible to apply for grants ranging from £250 to £2000. The aim of these grants is to empower local organisations to expand and enhance their services, fostering friendships, promoting independent living, and encouraging engagement within the community.

Not only groups directly supporting those living with dementia and sensory impairments can apply, but also other local support groups that have innovative ideas on how to become more accessible to people with sensory impairments and/or dementia.

In an effort to facilitate the application process and provide guidance, a series of workshops have been scheduled. The workshops will offer detailed information about the grants, eligibility criteria, and step-by-step guidance on the application process.

Workshop Details:

Local Friendship Grants Workshop for groups supporting those living with dementia
Date: Wednesday 2 August
Time: 10:00-11:30am
Venue: CNet Offices, Enterprise Hub, 114-116 Manningham Lane, Bradford, BD8 7JF

Local Friendship Grants Workshop for Groups supporting those with sensory impairments
Date: Thursday 3 August
Time: 10:30-12:00
Venue: Morley Street Resource Centre, 124 Morley Street, Bradford, BD7 1BB
Please note: BSL interpreters will be present during this session to ensure accessibility.

The workshops will serve as an excellent opportunity for interested groups to gain deeper insights into the application process and clarify any doubts they might have. Additionally, participants will receive valuable assistance in completing their grant applications.

Supporting local groups that focus on dementia and sensory impairments is essential for building a compassionate and inclusive community. By extending a helping hand to these organisations, the Bradford District aims to enhance the quality of life for those facing such challenges and promote lasting friendships and independent living.

If your group shares this vision and has innovative ideas for expansion or improvement, you are encouraged to attend one of the workshops and seize the opportunity to apply for the Bradford District Local Friendship Support Grants.

Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: “We are really pleased to be launching the second round of this grant funding and we have already had some real innovative ideas coming forward in applications received in the first round. However, there is still more to be done and we want to encourage more local support groups who have the expertise and experience to come forward and make a difference in our communities.”

To book a place at any of these workshops, then please email or phone 07977 160188

These grants are due to go live on Friday 21 July and more information can be found on the CNet website at

Please note the closing date for applications will be Monday 11 September at 12 noon.