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The Third Sector Framework is a fair, open and transparent way of distributing funding to VCSE organisations across Wakefield District.

More than £2 million has already been distributed in this way, so find out whether your organisation is eligible and start your application today!

What is the Third Sector Framework?

The Third Sector Framework is a fair, open and transparent way of allocating funding to locally rooted Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations in Wakefield District. The Framework was launched in January 2021 and is a partnership between Nova Wakefield District, Wakefield Council, Wakefield District Health and Care Partnership and Young Lives Consortium. One of the aims of the Framework is to achieve balanced distribution of funding across the district, and organisations of all sizes are invited to apply.

As the Third Sector Framework develops and membership grows, more funders are committing money and supporting this innovative approach.

The Third Sector Framework has recently welcomed its 100th member! To celebrate reaching this exciting milestone, we’ve put together a new video about the Framework.

Funds currently accepting applications

Visit our Funding Page to find out about any current funding opportunities through the Framework. Look out for funds that have the logo shown on the right!

Is my group or organisation eligible for Framework membership?

To be eligible for Framework membership, organisations need to:

  1. Operate in the VCSE sector
  2. Provide Health and Wellbeing services and activities in line with the four priorities set by the Wakefield Health and Wellbeing Board
  3. Be ‘locally-rooted’ in Wakefield District
  4. Be committed to sharing skills, expertise and best practice
  5. Be committed to safeguarding.

How do I apply to become a Framework member?

There are some brilliant funding opportunities going through the Framework and we wouldn't want you to miss out because you're not a Third Sector Framework member!

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to start your online Third Sector Framework membership application.

Please note! You will be asked to create an online account before you can begin to fill in the application form. This will enable you to save it as you go and complete it at a later date if you wish.

Download our step-by-step guide (below) to applying for the Framework online. This takes you through the process so you know what to expect.

If you need any support creating an account or completing the online application form, please email framework@nova-wd.org.uk or call 01924 367418.

Membership tiers

The Third Sector Framework operates a tiered system of membership, which means that organisations of all sizes can join and benefit from access to the same funding opportunities.

  • If your organisation’s turnover (gross annual income) is less than £25,000, you are eligible for Tier 3 membership of the Third Sector Framework. The application process is shorter as we ask you for less information.
  • If your organisation’s turnover (gross annual income) is £25,000 or more, you are eligible for Tier 1 or 2 of the Framework. Please read our FAQs below to find out more about the different tiers.

After you have completed your application, it will be reviewed by the Membership Panel and Third Sector Framework Board, who will decide the outcome of your application.







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The Health and Wellbeing Board
Sharlene Featherstone from Second Chance Headway
The Health and Care Partnership
Amaina Elzoubir from One Ummah Community
Health Inequalities Steering Group
Ross Grant from Wakefield & District Society for Deaf People
The People’s Panel
Jenn Bravo from Turning Lives Around
Housing Health and Social Care Partnership
Steven Busfield from Empath Action
The Children and Young People’s Partnership
Anna Blight from Pontefract Reads
The Early Years Strategic Partnership Board
Chris Bingham from Pontefract Reads
The Early Years Strategic Partnership Board
Sanel Ncube from Young People’s Empowerment Project
The Wakefield Local Area SEND & Alternative Provision Strategic Partnership Board
Berni O'Brien from St George's Lupset
Early Help Strategic Partnership Board
Eleanor Bradbury from Rycroft Youth Centre
Wakefield Safeguarding Children Executive
Madeleine France from Blossom Training & Development
The Safer Together Partnership
Louie Stafford from Learnest CIC
Hate Crime Strategic Group
Lisa Kaye from Well Women Centre
The Safeguarding Adults Board and The Domestic Abuse Management Board
Tamsin Lim from Well Women Centre
The Domestic Abuse Management Board
Helen Oades from Rosalie Ryrie
Wakefield District Domestic Abuse Workforce Development Group
Dick Davies from Wakefield District City of Sanctuary
Wakefield Multi-Agency Asylum Meeting
Ali Robinson-Rowe from CoActive Arts
Learning Disability and Autism Partnership Board
Angie Callaghan from Alzheimer’s Society
Wakefield Carers Strategy Implementation Group
Duncan Smith from Trinity Church
Wakefield Carers Strategy Implementation Group
Angie Callaghan from Alzheimer’s Society
Jane Walton from Yorkshire Mentoring CIC
The Employment and Skills Strategy Group
Julius Olutokun from Dominion Training
The Employment and Skills Steering Group
Lucy Herrick from Turning Point
Wakefield Combatting Drugs Partnership

Any questions? Read our FAQs below or email us at framework@nova-wd.org.uk.

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