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Help for community groups in Shipley constituency
Baildon, Bingley, Bingley Rural, Shipley, Wharfedale, Windhill & Wrose

Local and national funding information is available free of charge on the bfunded website  groups can search for funding, sign up for funding news by email and find funding training events.

Looking for a local group? Want FREE publicity for a community event or job opportunity? DIVA Bradford is a good place to start groups can get listed free of charge and use the site to promote events, jobs and
rooms for hire. Need to update your details? Email to become an admin contact and get online admin access to your records.

Groups looking for volunteers can advertise volunteering opportunities and get help from Volunteering Bradford 01274 725434 or Keighley Volunteer Centre 01535 609506.

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

Groups that need help with managing money can contact Dave Collins, Community Accountant at West Yorkshire Community Accountancy Service (WYCAS) 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, see for details.

Managing staff Bradford CPA runs a payroll service for groups (staff wages) and individuals (direct payments)  01274 787800. ACAS is a free national service that helps employers and employees, a helpline 0300 123 1100 and online training are available

Community centres and other community buildings can get specialist advice from Clive Whittaker, community centre support worker, Bradford CVS (district-wide service) 01274 722772

Voluntary Organisation Support Officer. Sarah Moss at Shipley & Bingley Voluntary Services works with community groups to help them set up, register as a charity or company, get policies, find small grant funding, publicise activities and more! Organisational health-checks are available and Sarah can help groups access other services as needed. For more information about services that can help community groups in the Shipley constituency email or telephone 01274 781222.

Download this information - PDF handout of help for community groups in Shipley constituency (easy to print or save).

You may also be interested in further information about the Voluntary Organisation Support Officer

Not in Shipley constituency?
Download a PDF handout of help for community groups in Bradford district.

Not a community group?
Shipley & Bingley Voluntary Services works with groups in the Shipley constituency that are managed by volunteers.  Some of these groups also employ paid staff but decisions (and responsibility) is taken by a board or committee of people that are not paid.

If your group is run by a board or committee of people that are paid or that distributes profits to owners or shareholders then it is not a community group.  This includes some social enterprises.  Please visit the business pages of the bfunded website.

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