Stronger Communities Partnership

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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 projects 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.

The work that is overseen by the Stronger Communities Partnership Board is delivered under the title - "Bradford for Everyone". You can join the conversation, get involved and add your support by following Bradford for Everyone on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, or by visiting the 'Bradford for Everyone' website.


Bradford for Everyone Innovation Fund 

The Innovation Fund is about stimulating new thinking, building new partnerships and testing innovative approaches. We are seeking to fund a small number of bold and ambitious projects that fit into our programme priorities - further details can be found at the Bradford for Everyone website. Details about projects funded during rounds so far can be found in the "Documents" section of this page.

If you would like to join our mailing list for professionals - where you will be notified about funding, news and development opportunities - please subscribe to the Stronger Communities Partnership newsletter.


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:

  • The Bradford for Everyone Ambassadors group 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. Ambassadors promote the work of Bradford for Everyone, and encourage others to get involved in creating a 'Bradford for Everyone'. If you would like to find out more about becoming a BfE Ambassador please visit the Bradford for Everyone website.
  • The Delivery Partner Sub-group is composed of providers from across the district who deliver elements of the Bradford for Everyone programme. This sub group enables our providers to learn from each other, collaborate and understand 'what works' for our communities.


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

The 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 or Bradford for Everyone please email

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