Parents in the Lead - activities for parents and under 4's 2 February 2018 The next deadline for applications for funding from 'Parents in the Lead' activities fund is Wednesday 28th February 2018. Who's it for? Smaller parent/grandparent and community-led organisations in the Better Start Bradford area can apply. Funded projects will benefit families expecting babies and/or children under four and their parents. How much funding is available? You can apply once a year for a maximum of £2,000. The usual amount the activities fund will give is £500. What type of activities will be funded?