Community Festival and Event Fund
Calderdale Community Grants Schemes
The Council runs two grants schemes for community organisations based in Calderdale.
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.
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 Tuesday 1st August 2017. For further details visit the Grants pages on Festivals and Events and the Small Grants Scheme or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Small Grants Panel Ballot has now taken place and the votes have provided a conclusive result with a warm welcome given to the following Panel representatives:
Communities of Interests Representative:
Pat Akerman of Heath Stroke Club Care Services
Community Groups Representative:
Brian Mansfield of Elland & District Partnership
Other Voluntary Organisations Representative:
Susan Thorpe of Citizens Advice Calderdale
If you have any queries regarding the Small Grants Scheme please contact Steve Martin on 01422 392317
The next deadline for Small Grants (up to £3000) and Community Festival & Events Fund (up to £5000) is Tuesday 3 May 2016. Information and application forms can be found at https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/community/grants/voluntarygroups/index.html
Is your organisation looking for funding for an event or equipment? Monday 1 February is the next deadline for the Council’s Community Small Grants Scheme and Community Festivals and Events Fund.
Calderdale-based voluntary, community or faith groups can apply for up to £3,000 from the Small Grants Scheme, and up to £5,000 from the Festivals & Events Fund. You will need to provide signed copies of your most recent annual accounts and an eligible constitution; if you work with children or vulnerable adults you will also need to provide a copy of your safeguarding policy.
In the past the schemes have supported youth groups, sports clubs, and community centres, as well as major festivals and events throughout the Borough.
For further information and application packs visit the grants webpages or phone Steve on 01422 392317.