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£100,000 Innovation Fund Launches

£100,000 Innovation Fund Launches

National Lottery funded Better Start Bradford has a new Innovation Fund for local groups to apply for funding to run and deliver new projects to help improve the lives of children in the Better Start Bradford area of Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton. Between £2,500 to £100...


Parents in the Lead changes

You may have noticed that there have been a few slight changes to our Parents in the Lead activities fund. We have been listening to your feedback and have made the following changes: We have increased the availability of funding from £2000 to £2500. You can now apply more than once a ye...


Being a parent in the lead of decision making

Samina Begum, 48, is one of our Parents in the Lead Activities Fund panel members. Collectively with other parent panel members, she has made decisions on funding for almost £30,000 for 30 projects in the Better Start Bradford area. Samina’s Story I was already volunteering with HENRY as a ...


Grandparents take the lead in healthy cooking

Project leader, Lubna Khalid, 43, is celebrating after being awarded over £1,600 from the Better Start Bradford’s Parents in the Lead Awards fund, to run twice weekly Cook and Play groups. During the cooking sessions, grandparents will showcase their favourite healthy recipes for families to t...


Crafty Kids learn to cook thanks to Better Start Bradford

Thanks to Parents in the Lead funding, a group of parents from St Stephen’s Primary School, West Bowling have been able to put on a huge variety of creative activities for under fours through their Crafty Kids Project. Crafty Kids received £1,429 to run a series of monthly family learning acti...