Stronger Communities Partnership

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Innovation Fund - Round 3

Update: The submission deadline for the third round of the Innovation Fund has been postponed due to the Covid-19 situation. The deadline for applications is now 31st July 2020. This new deadline is subject to review dependent upon government advice/restrictions around Covid-19. Please see the guidance document for further details about the process. 

Due to COVID-19 we recognise that activities and ideas that deliver on our strategy commitments may be limited due to social distancing measures and self isolation guidelines, we therefore request interested applicants contact us in May 2020 to discuss any potential ideas or applications

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 in our Innovation Fund Guidance and Criteria.


Details about projects funded during rounds 1 & 2 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.



Join the Bradford for Everyone Network!

We’re asking local people to sign up to our ‘Bradford for Everyone Network’ and join us in helping everyone who lives in the district to “feel that they belong, are understood, feel safe and are able to fully participate in the opportunities the District offers”.

As our network member, you will champion ‘Bradford for Everyone’ - the District’s integration and cohesion work - part of the Stronger Communities Together Strategy. In addition you will be sent news updates, event information and training opportunities!

Sign up now!



Social Media:

The work that is overseen by the Stronger Communities Partnership Board is now being 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.


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.

Board meeting minutes are published in the Documents section of this web page.

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 read the Role Profile. To register your interest in becoming a member please complete the online form. *The Ambassadors were formerly known as "People Together".


  • To make sure the BfE Ambassadors group is fully representative of the Bradford district we are currently recruiting for a limited number of members from the Bradford South constituency and for one young person (16-24 years) from any constituency.  If you apply and no place is currently available, we will add you to our Bradford for Everyone Network and will share information and opportunities with you, as well as considering you for future Ambassador vacancies 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 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 to sign up to our newsletter, please contact

Bradford is a member of Intercultural Cities and the UK cohesion and integration network - Belong