Stronger Communities Partnership

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The Stronger Communities Partnership Board will soon be inviting local groups to come forward with their innovative ideas to help improve integration outcomes in the district through its new Innovation Fund.

The Innovation Fund is about stimulating new thinking, building new partnerships
and testing innovative approaches. The fund will be launched on 28th May 2019.

Once the fund has opened further details, and an application form, can be requested from Cain Lewis at


What is the Stronger Communities Partnership?

The Bradford Stronger Communities Partnership drives and oversees the Stronger Communities Together Strategy. Its purpose is to ensure that programmes delivered under this Strategy achieve the best outcomes for all people living in the Bradford District. The Board is chaired by an independent chair, Bishop Toby Howarth.

The Board is a partnership between strategic leaders, the voluntary, private and faith sectors and local people who live in our district. This partnership works together to achieve the district’s vision of being a place where all citizens Get Along, Get Involved, Get On and Feel Safe.

Our Partnership Structure

The Stronger Communities Partnership will work together to provide vision, strategic leadership and direction in improving cohesion outcomes for people living and working in Bradford District and in developing stronger and more resilient communities. The board:

  • keeps oversight of all programmes and strategies under the Stronger Communities Partnership and how this will be achieved
  • strengthens existing provision and evidence base ensuring that the priorities of the Stronger Communities strategy are being delivered.

The Stronger Communities Partnership Board has two sub-committees:

  • People Together is a People's Advisory Group that has an important role to play in our city. We believe that local people make a difference to the way we deliver and design services for communities across the district by helping us reach the maximum number of people, so all communities can really benefit from our activities. If you would like to find out more about People Together please read the Role Profile. To register your interest in becoming a member please complete the online form.
  • To make sure the group is fully representative of the Bradford district we are currently recruiting for a limited number of members from Shipley, Keighley and Bradford South constituencies. If you apply and no place is currently available, we will add you to our 'supporters' list and will share information and opportunities with you, as well as considering you for future places should they become available.


  • The Stronger Communities Partner Forum ensures all partners who have an interest in cohesion, integration or social mixing activities can learn from what is working, new research, data and collectively work with us to deliver in a smarter way for our communities. You will also hear about any funding opportunities that become available. To join our mailing list for this forum please email


The Partnership supported the revision of the Stronger Communities Together Strategy 2018-2023. It will also continue to set future priorities for the district. 

The Stronger Communities Partnership Board is directly accountable for its work and its success in achieving outcomes to the Health and Well-being Board.

For further information of the work of the Stronger Communities Partnership, please contact