Grants and Funding

Harnessing Diversity Grant

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We have put aside a modest sum, per annum, to fund small community activity/projects to promote diversity and community cohesion within Together Housing Group’s or Pendleton Together’s operating area.

The fund is open to residents, staff and members of the community. The minimum amount you can apply for is £100 and the maximum is £1,000. We can allocate no more than £10,000 of grant per year.

Who can apply?

Any group or organisation that operate and/or deliver projects within Together Housing’s or Pendleton Together’s area. Together Housing Group staff members who are not part of a formally constituted group can also apply.

Download full information and the Application Form :

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Lower Valley Ward Forum Grants

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Do you have a new, or existing, project and require additional funds?

There is a small pot of grant funding available locally to help community groups, organisations and projects based or working in your Ward.

Groups with a constitution (or rules) a bank account in the name of the group or organisation and appropriate safeguarding policies can apply for a grant of up to £500 in any given financial year for a project that benefits people in the ward.

For more information and/or to make an application, please contact your Neighbourhood Team:

Graham Gibbons

Daisy Wilde

VSI Alliance Update 08 October 2021

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VSI Alliance News & Events

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team



VSI Alliance News & Events

Read the updates here

Welcome to this weeks’ VSI alliance News & Events. You will find jobs in the sector, training and events, news and updates from community and social enterprise groups. Take part in public consultations and find available funding for your organisation.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact, or visit for more contact details.

VSI Alliance Update 01 October 2021

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Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team



VSI Alliance News & Events

Read the updates here

Welcome to this weeks’ VSI alliance News & Events. You will find jobs in the sector, training and events, news and updates from community and social enterprise groups. Take part in public consultations and find available funding for your organisation.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact, or visit for more contact details.

Free webinar: Tap into free funding income October 18th

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easyfundraising is a free to use fundraising platform which enables UK voluntary groups, CICs, social enterprises and charities to benefit from free donations from leading retailers.  We’ve enabled good causes to raise over £35m to date, including £4m in 2020 alone.

Come along to this informal lunchtime drop in session to find out your voluntary group, CIC, social enterprise, church, school, sports club or charity can benefit from unrestricted funding.

The session is free and in it I will explain how easyfundraising works, how to get started and how to make the most of it.

Becky from easyfundraising will talk through how your volunteers, staff and supporters can use the easyfundraising platform to raise donations for your organisation when they shop with thousands of leading retailers. Becky will demonstrate how it works, show you how to get started and answer any questions you might have.

With the Christmas shopping period just around the corner, this is a good opportunity to boost your funds. easyfundraising is free to use and is trusted by 170,000 good causes around the UK.

Places are limited so book your attendance now:

When: Monday 18th October 

Time: 12.30 

Register at:

easyfunding is partnered with several CVS organisations already. We’d be happy to share what we’re doing to help raise much needed funds in this tough climate to see if it could work for your organisation.

If you would like to know more about how we could work together to support organisations in your area, feel free to get in touch.

For more information, contact Becky:
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National Emergencies Trust – Funding Opportunity

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Charities are being invited to apply for up to £10,000 in match-funding through a new £1.2m pot from the National Emergencies Trust.

The charity has launched its Local Action Fund to support community and voluntary organisations whose finances have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The NET said it would match donations up to a total of £10,000 per charity.


About CFFC

The Community Foundation for Calderdale supports hundreds of charities and voluntary groups across the borough, addressing inequalities and working together to help create opportunities for those that most need help.

International, regional, and local speakers connect on week-long inclusion event

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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) is bringing together local, regional, and international speakers for a week-long celebration from Monday 4 to Friday 8 October. The week will showcase the work taking place across the area to connect on inclusion, whilst celebrating diversity within its workforce, learning from others, and highlighting the positive difference made when all come together.

Coordinated by the WY&H HCP Race Equality Network online event speakers include Cllr Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council and inclusion lead, and WY&H HCP CEO, Rob Webster CBE. The West Yorkshire Mayor, Tracy Brabin and Alison Lowe, West Yorkshire’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, will also take part in the event.

King’s Fund and Professor at Lancaster University Michael West CBE; Dr Habib Naqvi Director, NHS Race and Health Observatory and Nadine Pemberton all the way from St Lucia will take part amongst many others. As a previous Executive Director of Legal for Social Work England and current consultant coach and mentor, Nadine will be sharing her leadership journey.

Other speakers include Monique Carayol, Founder and Managing Director of Your New Avenue, previous NHS Director of Strategy and Transformation and Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer, NHS Horizons and Dr Navina Evans, CEO for Health Education England.

The week-long event, held using digital technology, will recognise WY&H HCP’s approach to championing diversity, inclusivity, and equality, whilst setting out the difference made since it launched its race review in October 2020 into the impact of COVID-19 on minority ethnic communities and colleagues.  This includes an award winning Fellowship leadership programme, which was informed by the WY&H HCP Race Equality Network and a coproduced anti-racism movement with the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit and over 570 partner organisations/ community allies.

Network members are now on key decision-making forums, with representation on interview panels and supporting the development of a health equity fellowship.The Network has also been involved in the West Yorkshire Vaccine Programme to encourage take up. Other examples include a toolkit for recording ethnicity being embedded within the WY&H HCP Development Framework.

Cllr Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council said: ‘It’s great to see the difference being made across our area. We pride ourselves on the richness and diversity of our communities and it’s only right we celebrate achievements made. It’s a great start. There is more to do. It’s everyone’s business to connect on inclusion – and this weeklong event will demonstrate that each of us has an important part to play towards becoming an inclusive society’.

Rob Webster, CBE, and CEO for WY&H HCP said:  ‘This is an important week for us, where we will again be raising the profile of our diverse workforce and the work, we are doing to deliver on race equality in our Partnership. This event is another opportunity for us to ensure people see the ongoing commitment we have to addressing a social and systemic issue. We have come a long way in the last 12 months and the work of the Network has been outstanding. These achievements would not have been possible without the energy, motivation and passion they bring to the change that’s needed’.

Fatima Khan-Shah, a WY&H HCP Programme Director for unpaid carers and personalised care,  who convenes the Race Equality network said: ‘All the work we are doing is co-produced with Race Equality Network colleagues, supported with a clear plan of action working in Partnership with the leadership – that’s the magic ingredient because without such we would achieve nothing for each other or our communities’.

Sayma Mirza, WY&H HCP Associate Director for System Leadership and Development and one of the co-founders of the event said: ‘We’re excited and looking forward to this special week of celebration. Themes for the sessions include masterclasses on inclusion, sharing good practice and increasing accountability, amongst many other important topics. We are keen to connect everyone on inclusion’.

The inaugural Race Equality Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday 8 October 2021 to bring the week-long ‘Connected on Inclusion’ event to a spectacular close whilst celebrating the huge achievements made to race equality across West Yorkshire and Harrogate over the last few years.

You can find out more about the Partnership’s work at or on twitter @wyhpartnership

VSI Alliance Update 24 September 2021

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Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team



VSI Alliance News & Events

Voluntary Sector Integration Coordinator – Closing date 5th October

This post will work as part of the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Alliance (VSI Alliance) team.  VAC is a partner within the VSI Alliance which provides a range of ‘infrastructure’ services and support to voluntary and community groups across Calderdale.  The VSI Alliance team works closely with voluntary and community organisations to ensure that all groups have equal access to good quality services which in turn help build the capacity of the sector, enabling them to carry out their own objectives effectively.

Calderdale Quality & Engagement Officer –  Closing date 5th October
The role of the Calderdale Quality and Engagement Officer is central to the continued success and development of VAC projects across Calderdale.

Reporting to the VAC Quality and Engagement Lead, you will support the delivery and further roll-out of the Quality 4 Health + Wellbeing accreditation across Calderdale by recruiting and supporting local organisations.


The Better Living Service is back!We are here to support people in Calderdale to lose weight and be more active. Our partnership with Slimming World is continuing and 12 weeks of fully funded Slimming World vouchers are available for people who would like support to lose weight.  We have increased this offer to more people than ever – vouchers are now available to most Calderdale adults (18+) with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 25 (Calculate your BMI).  The Better Living Service offers support to people face to face, by phone or via Microsoft Teams to suit each individual’s preferences. Referrals can be made online at or by ringing 01422 230230.


Events and Training

Want to volunteer in a mental health care role in West Yorkshire & Harrogate?
We are a collective of NHS Trusts that provide mental health, learning disability and social care services across Yorkshire.
We are:

  • Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Our event aims to provide you with all the information you need to start a meaningful career in one of our wide-ranging roles where you will make a real difference in our communities. You will also have the opportunity to find out about some of the partner organisations we work with in the health and care sector who also have a range of roles and opportunities available.

Join us online at our free open virtual recruitment fair on 30 Sept. All you need is an internet connection and an interest in mental health. Register here

Hate Crime Seminar – Tuesday 12th October

Iman Atta OBE Tell MAMA (Measuring anti-Muslim Attacks)

Alex Webster Northern Regional Security Coordinator for Community Safety Trust (anti-Semitic reporting)

Presentations on hate crime will be delivered by West Yorkshire Police and local stakeholders.

RSVP Leadership Seminar – Tackling Poverty and Increasing Opportunity 6th October 8.30am-9.30am
The Leadership Seminars support our Vision 2024 aspirations for the Borough to be enterprising, talented, resilient, kind, distinctive This session will examine the role of the West Yorkshire Mayor and building back better as we recover from the effects of Covid-19.


Royal Armouries Exhibition Title Consultation
The Violence Reduction Unit are currently consulting on a title for their upcoming exhibition on knife crime taking place at the Royal Armouries.

Police and Crime Plan Consultation Launched
Tracy Brabin, the Mayor of West Yorkshire has today officially launched the consultation to inform her first Police and Crime Plan.

Calderdale Speech Language and Communication Pathway – SURVEY

A survey for Parents/Carers and Professionals/other stakeholders across the Borough to help gain an insight into what people currently understand of Speech Language and Communication as well as the services and support available from pre-birth to 25 years.

We would appreciate your help in promoting and sharing these surveys with your colleagues and any families who you work with.

If you are able to share the links to the surveys with others please copy us in so we are able to track how far the survey travels.

The surveys will close on the 17th October.

Practitioner and Partners survey

Parents survey


COVID Grants for Voluntary Sector
The Council has modified the application process for COVID 19 Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) and web information to encourage Voluntary and Community Sectors to apply.

Local Leadership and Integration Fund
The Ministry of Justice has announced the opening of the second round of the Local Leadership and Integration Fund. The MoJ is asking local organisations to come together in partnership to submit proposals for new and innovative approaches which will improve outcomes for prison leavers in their local area.

The competition will be open for applications for six weeks until Monday 18 October. Successful pilots will run for a period of 16 months, and the maximum amount of grant funding available for a single bid will be capped at £1 million.

Grants of up to £2,500 available to combat crime working with young people
Are you running a groups in Calderdale, and your projects aims to prevent and combat crime by working with 5 – 25 year olds? Grants of up to £2,500 are available from The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire’s Fund. Deadline for applications is 4th October 2021

The CFFC General Grants
The CFFC General Grants round is now open for applications by following this link to our website, where you will find all guidance and a link to the application form.

There will be four rounds of the fund over the next 12 months, the maximum grant is £5k.

Racial Equity Fund – Lloyds Foundation
We support charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £1 million with a strong track record of helping people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities overcome complex social issues. We offer a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 alongside development support to help your charity navigate change.  Under our Racial Equity funding strand, we support charities where more than half of their Trustee Board self-identify as belonging to a Black, Asian or minority ethnic community.

Community Housing Fund Revenue Programme 2021/22
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has made £4 million available through the Community Housing Fund Revenue Programme 2021/22 to award grants to eligible community organisations in England (outside of the Greater London Authority area).

Lloyds Bank Foundation
If you are a small and medium-sized charity with an income between £25,000 and £1 million you can apply for two-year, unrestricted funding of £50,000 alongside dedicated development support. 

Santander Foundation Financial & Digital Empowerment Fund
“We’ve developed the  Santander Foundation Financial & Digital Empowerment Fund to help more people in the UK become digitally and financially empowered.
We want to support UK charities to give people the digital confidence, knowledge, and skills to enable then to make better, more informed decisions about money and have access to financial services. Together we can make a positive impact in our communities.”

BBC Children in Need COVID-19 Funding Streams – 23rd August 2021
Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and special schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Special schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. The funding is being made available through the BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme. Prior to applying organisations and schools will need to register with BBC Children in Need. The next closing date for applications is 11.30 am on the 23rd August 2021.


Various Jobs at North Halifax Partnership

Current Early Years Vacancies – For our Early Years posts we offer a rolling recruitment programme

  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Kevin Pearce – 37 hours
  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Innovations – 24 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 24 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 37 hours TTO
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 37 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Ash Green – 19 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Kevin Pearce – 32 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner – Ash Green – 37 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner – Ash Green – SEND Support – 27.5 hours TTO Temp post
  • Early Years Practitioner – Wellholme – SEND Support – 24 hours Temp post

Other Current Vacancies with a closing date of Wednesday 6th October 2021

  • Active North Halifax Community Engagement Officer – 37 hours
  • Communities Programme Manager – 37 hours
  • Marketing + Communications Manager – 25 hours
  • Staying Well Befriending Volunteer Coordinator – 18 hours
  • Advanced Administrator – 37 hours – Innovations

For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply please visit our website at:

*VOLUNTEERING ROLE* Drivers, Magpies
You will be responsible for picking up members from their homes and bringing them to our centre between 9am and 10am. You will then drop them back home between 3pm and 4pm.

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact, or visit for more contact details.

Loneliness Engagement Fund

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The Loneliness Engagement Fund provides small grants between £15,000 and £50,000 to organisations who can engage with target groups at high risk of loneliness. The fund will give out up to £260,000 of grants in total.

Purpose and aim of this fund

Feeling lonely is something we can all relate to, but admitting we feel lonely can be much harder. The government’s loneliness communications activity targets a broad audience, recognising that anyone can feel lonely, and that we all have the power to help those around us.

The objective of the Loneliness Engagement Fund is to reach the groups in England most affected by loneliness during COVID-19 with communications and engagement activity that will help reduce feelings of stigma, and encourage people to take steps to help themselves and others.


We will fund charities or benevolent and philanthropic organisations who have a track record of delivering effective communications and engagement activity at a national level; and who have a proven reach and track record of engaging with one or more of the target groups:

  • young people aged 16-24
  • people with diagnosed mental health conditions
  • people living alone
  • people from lower income households
  • unemployed people
  • disabled people

The fund is open to charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations from across England, and applications should be for between £15,000 and £50,000.

This funding is for organisations to continue, adapt or expand existing activity that reaches groups at a higher risk of loneliness and supports the government’s loneliness objectives. All project activities must have concluded and funds must be spent by 31st of March 2022. We can only fund activities in England.

The value of the grant requested must not represent more than 50% of the applicant’s annual income.

For Eligibility and Application details: Read full article

COVID Grants for Voluntary Sector

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The Council has modified the application process for COVID 19 Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) and web information to encourage Voluntary and Community Sectors to apply.

Organisations can apply for the Severely Affected Grant and any of the other sectors listed. They will need to supply information about their losses compared to 2019.

The website can be found at

At the bottom there is a link to other sources of grants and funding.