ARTS projects hit by £70,000 funding cuts hope to have secured the shortfall.
Kirklees Theatre Trust, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (HCMF) and Proper Job Theatre Projects all lost out with the demise of the West Yorkshire Grants system, which Kirklees Council contributed to.
But each could stand to benefit if Kirklees Cabinet members back a new funding stream for the groups.
James Beale, one of the directors at Proper Job Theatre Projects, welcomed the news the Byram Arcade-based group could receive £13,676 from the council.
He said: “It is going to be massively important to us.
“West Yorkshire Grants provided us with an income which sustains the charity. For us to continue as a charity and keep that going is incredibly difficult but this will really help.
“I think Kirklees Council really values what art can bring to the community, they appreciate it helps the profile of the town.
“We really hope they will back the proposal.”
Proper Job Theatre Projects provides theatre productions and works with unemployed people to use drama to improve self-esteem. They also run education projects with schools and a youth theatre.
Mr Beale added: “The crucial thing is that while everyone is feeling funding cuts ours are much bigger.
“These services are usually the first to go but we’re forging ahead and continuing with the work we do which is important, especially with people who are unemployed.”
The HCMF and Kirklees Theatre Trust, the team which runs the Lawrence Batley Theatre, would also lose out if their West Yorkshire Grants funding was not replaced.
Lawrence Batley Theatre director Victoria Firth said: “From our point of view it is essential money. If Kirklees Council weren’t able to administer in this way it would affect the service we could provide.
“It’s a lot of money for us, particularly in these times.”
Kirklees Council is proposing to make up the shortfall if the idea is accepted by the council’s Cabinet on January 31.
The council contributed to the previous grants scheme and are proposing to provide the same level of funding, with £23,154 for the Kirklees Theatre Trust and £12,348 to HCMF.
Clr Jean Calvert, Cabinet member or Communities, said: “It is important that organisations which provide valuable access to culture for the Kirklees community do not suffer as a result of the demise of West Yorkshire Grants.
“We value the contribution that these organisations make to life in Kirklees and are seeking to maintain the financial contribution we make to them.”
In addition Kirklees Council will also replace the West Yorkshire Grants’ contribution to Opera North’s orchestral programme in the district, providing £20,000 to maintain the Kirklees orchestral programme.
The remaining funding will be used for one-off events in Kirklees to contribute to national celebrations such as the Queen’s Jubilee and London 2012.