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Shared Values

We’ve been finding out what is important to us all, the things we stand for that unite us and bring us together. We talked with many people all around the district, in businesses, public spaces and shopping centres.

Time and again the same words kept coming up.

Sign up and make a commitment to; celebrate the values we share and do more to recognise the common ground between us.

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#MakeSureItAddsUp aims to raise awareness about the importance of countering diversity-related prejudices and critically think about rumours which can hamper positive interactions.

The campaign encourages people to think critically and #MakeSureItAddsUp before sharing information.

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The Innovation Fund is 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 are intended to engage all communities with primarily focus on those in poorer deprived communities.

Due to COVID19, we’ve extended our deadline to the 31 July 2020.

We recognise that activities and ideas that deliver on our commitment may be limited due to social distancing measures and self isolation guidelines, we therefore request all applicants should contact us in the first instance.

Do you have an idea that we can fund that builds on the Stronger Communities Together Strategy and promotes the Bradford For Everyone ethos?

The Stronger Communities Partnership Board is inviting local groups to come forward with their innovative ideas to help improve integration outcomes with its third round of the Innovation Fund. We will offer individual awards between £2,500 and £5,000 through the Participatory Budget mechanism. We can help you with your proposal; connect you with other delivery partners and help design monitoring of your proposal to measure successful outcomes. The total amount available for this pot is £50,000. Download the guidance document for further information.

Our Partners

We have developed and commissioned a wide range of projects that engage with a diverse group of people living across our district. All our projects have been chosen following lots of discussions with local people and organisations and collectively we have sought to include these in our activities. By March 2021 we will have commissioned over 40 projects, which will aim to engage and reach over 38,000 people.

Our current Partners include;

Getting on

More people will have improved their quality of life, feel happier about the future, be able to fully participate and be better equipped to engage in the economy.

Grant Thornton

Inclusive Employers work intensively with two employers whilst disseminating learning to other employers to make sure that more people can get access to and better jobs.

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KAWACC is one of the three organisations that deliver a sector based skills academy to help women to develop their skills and get into work.

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Aspire I Gen

Graduates2Work help graduates of the district to get ready and into work.

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Skills House - ESOL Coordination Hub

The Hub helps people who want to learn English access the right provision by matching their needs to the right course.

Shine west Bowling

Shine Words is a card game and app; which supports new communities with an immediately accessible method of explaining themselves.

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Open Technology Maker Space take old technology and refurbishes it for donation to Asylum Seekers and Refugees to help them study and progress their case.

The Good Shepherd

In the Stepping Stones project mums from a range of ethnic backgrounds will develop English language skills, will receive health and parenting information.

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The pilot project recruits and trains a range of people in leadership; mentoring; team building; and training of others.

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HFT (HF Trust Ltd)

This activity aims to help reduce social isolation, support people into work and build community cohesion in the Bolton Woods area of Bradford.

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Milan Centre

The project will deliver education for life through ESOL classes.

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Bevan Healthcare

The Living Well in Bradford project will provide bespoke support to Refugee and Asylum Seekers to strengthen their wider community connections and community involvement; improve their health and wellbeing and progress economically and socially.

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CNet - Roma Strategy Project

A roma strategy is being developed working alongside organisations to make sure we can help organisations to support this community better.

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Getting along

More people will have an increased understanding and respect for other people’s views and cultures, and will also understand the rights and responsibilities of living in the District and the UK.

CNet - Community Conversations

Community conversations is about creating spaces for difficult conversations. A roma strategy is being developed working alongside organisations to make sure we can help organisations to support this community better.

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Thornbury Centre

Bfd As 1 helps people to be active in their communities and contribute to civic life through development training and leading on social action.

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Youth Service

Youth Clubs are being linked across different areas so 11 to 24 years can build bridges and build friendships.

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Linking Network

Linking Network supports schools by helping children and young people in primary and secondary schools to explore identity and celebrate diversity.

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Impact Gamers CIC

“Game On!” will enable young people from different backgrounds to build new friendships as they make a game together.

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This The Art of Conversations builds relationships between men, women and other communities, breaking down stereotypes and increasing positive impacts made by volunteers.

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The Youth Association

The project builds rapport between Roma and non-Roma communities in Great Horton.

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Ravenscliffe Community Association

The project Community, Create, Celebrate! Runs activities to pass on new skills and bring people together.

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BD5 Dads and Kids

BD5 Dads&Kids aim to run family fun days targeting new communities so dads and male carers can engage in localised activities, to combat isolation and build local networks.

St Paul’s Church

The Sharakat Project - Talking for Change will provide a safe space for people from different backgrounds and cultures to meet and build confidence.

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Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene deliver a number of sessions to raise awareness of hate crime in small sessions to young people to help them understand the consequences of this on other people, provide alternative ways of thinking about the problem and solution, provide a range of diversionary and positive activities.

Great Horton Common Ground Project

Great Horton Common Ground Project employ a Community Development Worker to support with environmental issues, including waste, fly-tipping and a lack of tidy communal areas; fears of anti-social behaviour, ‘gangs’ and safety and low levels of social mixing between groups of different backgrounds.

Getting involved

More people from all backgrounds will connect with others, participate in civic life and get involved in their own communities.


The programme aims to deliver a step change in cultural engagement and participation to reflect and involve more of our diverse communities.

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Value Squared

Social Coin is an app which enables people to earn virtual currency for undertaking social good, they can be exchanged for discounts on goods and services.

Dominica Association

Global Bradford work with communities, organisations and young people to be proud of their heritage and bring solidarity through events.

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Blooming Buds Theatre Company

Bradford Fringe Festival uses the arts to help bring people together, they will Identify future young leaders and give them opportunity to develop and learn new skills.

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People Can

People Can is an open invitation to everyone in our communities to work together and discover how we can make a difference to our lives and the places we live.

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Feeling safe

More people will say they feel satisfied with their neighbourhood and feel safer across our District.

Tharoor Associates and Hari Consultancy

Both organisations deliver a workforce training programme that delivers a range of inclusive, equality and diversity awareness raising sessions for leaders and staff.

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Equity Partnership

Faith in our Communities will promote dialogue and understanding between the leaders and congregations of places of worship and LGBT communities.

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