Grants and Funding
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 :
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 email@example.com
Daisy Wilde firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
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.
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 www.wyhpartnership.co.uk or on twitter @wyhpartnership
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
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 https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus/businesses/grants/arg.
At the bottom there is a link to other sources of grants and funding.