The Council runs two grants schemes for community organisations based in Calderdale.
Community Small Grants Scheme
The Community Small Grants scheme gives out one-off grants of up to £3,000 for voluntary and community sector projects that help achieve the Council’s ambition of making Calderdale a clean, safe, attractive and thriving area for people to live in, work in or visit.
Community Festivals and Events
The Community Festivals and Events Fund supports groups that are organising cultural events and festivals across Calderdale, with the aim to get more local people involved in the arts, and attract visitors to our towns and villages. A maximum award of £5,000 will be made to any individual Festival or Event.
There is also a specific pot of money within this fund for organisations that are proposing Festivals and Events following the Boxing Day floods. The aim is to celebrate all that’s great about Calderdale, sending out a clear message that it’s open for business. It is part of the Council’s continued work to help residents and businesses get back on their feet by boosting tourism, trade and morale
To be eligible to apply for any of these grants your organisation must:
- Be a voluntary, community or faith group
- Be properly constituted
- Have a bank account in the name of the organisation
- Be open and accessible to the community you serve
- Have a planned approach to safeguarding issues, if you are working with children, young people and vulnerable adults
The closing date for complete applications for both funds is Wednesday 1 February 2017. The Small Grants Panel will meet to consider eligible applications on Thursday 16 February 2017.