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Community Champions Project

Bradford Council, Stronger Communities has been awarded funding to focus on building awareness of mental health; reducing isolation and loneliness, improving general mental and physical wellbeing and strengthening links to social prescribing. The project will run up to May 2022. The project will be delivered in partnership - The Race Equality Network, Equality Together, CABAD, The Bridge Project, Skillshouse and The Linking Network.

Community Champions Project will see the recruitment of 260 Community Champions from communities across Bradford, who will each receive training so that they can be best equipped to support people to be happier, kinder and healthier. The Champions will be involved in improving mental and physical wellbeing activities, befriending and intergenerational linking. For information contact or register to be a champion here.

Diversity Exchange

Our people make our place interesting, diverse and exciting. We don't shy away from difference, instead we’re proactively moving towards it - not just tolerating it but making it a strength.

‘Even if we don't like it, we still deal with the harder issues rather than ignoring them.’ Anonymous, Leading the Way in equality, diversity and inclusion survey 2022.

That’s why we are investing in our people; whether paid or unpaid by setting up the Diversity Exchange. The more confidence, capability and capacity we can build into our place on equity, diversity, belonging, social connections and trust the better our services and projects will address the needs of our communities. By working together, we can co-create and co-deliver solutions where we all can truly embrace diversity, create equitable access for all and value inclusion in everything we do.

The Diversity Exchange is a one stop platform for all things related to; equity, diversity, belonging, social connections and trust. It is open to all organisations from social enterprises, grass root groups to large statutory organisations.

The Exchange is designed to be a ‘meeting space’ or a ‘point’ in which we can cross boundaries, hear diverse perspectives and come together to collaborate in the spirit of ‘acting as one’. The Exchange is designed to share learning from the work we all do, build understanding and awareness of our place and population, carve time to reflect and work differently and innovatively.

As part of the Exchange you will get access to;

  • Events and training. Our Amplify programme has a range of place based shared webinars designed to celebrate, build awareness and share good practice on key dates such as Race Equality Week, LGBTQ+ History Month, Disability History Month and so on.
  • Conferences and road shows
  • Communities of practice
  • Guides, toolkits and what works in improving equity, diversity, belonging, social connections and trust.

Inclusive Employers Network

Interested in equality, diversity and inclusion? Want to advance this in your organisations? Then join our network of employers.

The network consists of around 100 local organisations in Bradford District who employ people who work in the district or organisations who have an interest in equality, inclusion and diversity. These organisation come from a range of sectors including the public, private and voluntary sector.

The network meets quarterly with a rotating chair to discuss and share good practice in the areas of inclusive employment, social mobility, diversity and equality. These meetings have a focus on how organisations can utilise our framework and toolkit developed in partnership with Grant Thornton or learn from others to create more inclusive employers. The toolkit itself provides a step by step guide on how organisations can undertake an assessment of where they are and useful resources to move them along.

The network is closely connected to initiatives such as the University of Bradford’s Graduate Workforce project and also aims to develop our workforce and ensuring that we recruit more creatively to get the right people into the right jobs, building on our diversity strength and ensuring that everyone has opportunities to do well in our district.

The network and toolkit are supported by a Coach who can work with organisations by undertaking an early assessment of where you are.

If you would like to join the network or would like more information or details of next meetings, please email us at



The Innovation Fund was the Partnership’s grass root programme which offers grant funding for community organisations to deliver, test or scale up ideas or address emerging tensions. All project activities were intended to engage all communities with primarily focus on those in poorer deprived communities. We had a fantastic response, we thank everyone who has participated and has been involved in our work. 50 projects were successful in all of our four Innovation Fund rounds. Thank you!

All of our rounds have now closed.

Our Partners

We work with a very wide range of partner organisations, services and communities across the Bradford District and beyond. Follow us on Social Media for updates about our work and our partnerships.