Grants and Funding

Funding Opportunities for VCS Organisations by February 20th

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Community Foundation for Calderdale would like to announce two available funding options become available for Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations across Calderdale.

Prince of Wales Charitable fund Grants up to 15K – Apply by February 20th

Grants of up to £15k are available from The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF) for organisations especially for projects in Education, Health and Wellbeing, Environment, Countryside, Social Inclusion, Heritage and Conservation. You need to apply by 20th February 2023. For more info, visit https://www.pwcf.org.uk/

Calderdale Cares grants up to £5K / £10K for VCS – Apply by February 23

Grants of up to £5k or £10k are available for VCS organisations to apply for who support residents in Calderdale to improve their health and wellbeing. Calderdale Cares Partnership has created a £180,000 fund which is being administered by the Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC).

Visit https://cffc.co.uk/vcs-support-fund/ for more info and to apply.

VSI Alliance Update 13 January 2023

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

Read the latest updates from the VSI alliance. You will find information on available funding, local events, consultations, job opportunities and volunteering options. The newsletter also highlights current campaigns and local organisations.

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 info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

Calderdale Council: Community Small Grants Scheme 

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Calderdale community groups running events and projects to support local towns, people and the environment are invited to apply for grants from a £70,000 Council funding pot.

Grants to boost community projectsOne off grants up to £3000 from a £70,000 council funding pot Deadline to apply:  Monday 6th February 2023

Grants will be awarded to projects that help achieve the Council’s priorities to create strong, thriving towns and places, reduce inequalities and tackle the climate emergency.

For more information please click here Click the button below and apply online before the deadline: 9am on 06/02/23. 

Apply for a grant

The Locala Community Fund 2022/23 open for applications!

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Every year, The Locala Community Fund donates at least £10,000 to community, third sector and charity organisations in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Stockport and Tameside who apply for up to £1500 to support their projects.

In January 2022, The Locala Community Fund donated over £43,000 to 30 community groups.

The Community Fund is part of our social enterprise commitment investing any profits back into services or community projects and helps projects that support Locala’s Better Lives Strategy and contribute towards one or more of our Social Value Pledges.

Any such groups in the Calderdale Lower Valley who could benefit from a Community Fund grant can submit an application.

More information and the application form can be found here: https://www.locala.org.uk/get-involved/community-fund

Please note submissions to the Community Fund will close on 27 January 2023 at 5pm.

Boost your organisation’s earnings with easyfundraising

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What are your fundraising goals this year? A new project? Improved facilities? Core costs? Volunteer training? Whatever you need funding for, make sure fundraising platform easyfundraising is a part of your strategy. easyfundraising enables voluntary and third sector organisations to benefit from cashback donations when their supporters shop online.

easyfundraising has been helping good causes benefit from free funding from online shopping since 2007. Over £43m has been raised for good causes and charities across the UK, and your organisation can be a part of it too.

easyfundraising partners with 7,300 online retailers that will donate a percentage of what a shopper spends with them back to your organisation at no extra cost to anyone. Retailers include everyday favourites like Amazon, eBay, Boots, and Argos, department stores like John Lewis, M&S, Debenhams, and House of Fraser, supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons, home improvement retailers such as B&Q, Dunelm, Wickes and Homebase, fashion brands like ASOS, Very, H&M, Boden and Clarks – and many more.

Hope Pastures in Leeds have raised over £3,500 so far and say easyfundraising is the helping hand that allows them to fundraise easily for their essential needs: The money has helped with the direct costs of looking after our rescue cases, for example the feed bills which are always higher in the winter. I would advise other causes to join easyfundraising. It is easy for supporters to use.”

Free to register and use, signing up to easyfundraising is a great way to create a continuous stream of income, which complements your existing activities to make 2022 your best fundraising year yet.

Find out more here

VSI Alliance Update 16 December 2022

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

Read the latest updates from the VSI alliance. You will find information on available funding, local events, consultations, job opportunities and volunteering options. The newsletter also highlights current campaigns and local organisations.

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 info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

VSI Alliance Update 09 December 2022

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

Read the latest updates from the VSI alliance. You will find information on available funding, local events, consultations, job opportunities and volunteering options. The newsletter also highlights current campaigns and local organisations.

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 info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

Major new fund provides cost of living support

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Community groups and other voluntary and faith organisations can apply for funding to help them support people affected by the current cost of living crisis.

Calderdale Council, the Mayor of West Yorkshire’s Cost of Living Emergency Fund, and the Community Foundation for Calderdale have come together to help Calderdale residents this winter.

The three organisations have pledged over £225,000 to support voluntary and community organisations to provide practical help to people affected by increases in the cost of living.

The Calderdale Cost of Living Fund is focused on three main areas – Emergency Support; Prevention; and Resilience. Each organisation can apply for funding in one or more of these areas of focus.

Up to £3000 is available for organisations with a track record in helping people, to provide Emergency Support to individuals. This could be support with bills, warm clothing or bedding, or other one-off purchases where people need urgent financial support. This would take the form of a one-off payment of up to £200 per individual.

Between £500 and £5000 is available as part of the Prevention fund, for organisations to prevent people reaching crisis by providing communal warm spaces to reduce domestic energy use.

These warm and welcoming spaces would offer residents somewhere to keep warm, save money on heating and get access to support, advice, hot drinks and in some cases, provide services like Wi-Fi. Funding can be used to extend opening times or increase the facilities or provisions at existing community facilities.

Groups can also apply for up to £15,000 to help build Resilience in residents and support people to move away from crisis through local advice and support services. This fund is for existing providers who are looking to boost capacity over the winter months to meet the increased level of need in Calderdale.

Support in this area may include money management advice, employability and skills support, benefits advice or mental health advice services,

Organisations interested in applying for funding should visit https://cffc.co.uk/calderdale-cost-of-living-fund/ for more information about the requirements and to submit an application for funding.  The deadline for applications is 10am on Friday 9 December 2022  Please contact rachelb@cffc.co.uk or call 01422 349700 for further help with an application.

 

Across West Yorkshire, the Mayor’s Cost of Living Emergency Fund will provide £3 million over the next 18 months to help the most vulnerable by addressing issues like food insecurity, fuel poverty and mental health. The support it funds will be delivered through local charities and voluntary organisations that are providing important services on the frontline, such as food banks, warm places and debt advice. This will be delivered in partnership with local authorities and the funding will keep these important services afloat during the forthcoming winter and up until 2024. For more information visit https://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/helping-west-yorkshire/

Calderdale Cost of Living Fund – Apply by December 9th

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There is £226,950 available with contributions from –

  • Calderdale Council
  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority via the Mayor’s Cost of Living Emergency Fund
  • Community Foundation for Calderdale.

This funding is designed to help local voluntary and community groups continue to support people in need throughout Winter as the demand for services rises. There are 3 strands to the funding – Emergency SupportPrevention (warm & welcoming spaces) and Building Resilience. These strands have been brought together in to one fund to try and reduce the amount of time local groups spend on writing applications. Please note, the majority of funds need to be spent by end March 2023 as the focus for the fund is supporting Calderdale residents through the Winter. You can apply for one, two or all three strands of funding if your organisation is eligible. Click on the button below to apply online before the closing date for applications on Friday 9th December 10am.S

Apply before December 9th

VSI Alliance Update 02 December 2022

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

Read the latest updates from the VSI alliance. You will find information on local events and available training, job opportunities and volunteering options. The newsletter also highlights current campaigns and consultations.

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 info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.