Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC)

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.

New defibrillators to help save lives in Calderdale

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The Community CPR Fund and Calderdale Council have teamed up to install 10 new defibrillators across the borough, to help increase the survival rate if someone has a cardiac arrest outside of hospital. They have been gifted to local organisations that support the Healthy Holidays programme.

Neil Davidson, Jess Heald (Calderdale Council’s Healthy Holidays Coordinator), Simon Ferris and Mark Sharp with one of the newly installed defibrillators.

As part of the scheme, run by the Council and the CFFC, the venues provide free activities and nutritious food during the school holidays, for pupils who are eligible for free school meals.

For more info, visit https://cffc.co.uk/new-defibrillators-to-help-save-lives-in-calderdale/

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/

A new Calderdale Cost of Living Fund for VCSE organisations

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There is £226,950 available for local community and voluntary groups based in Calderdale, 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 support, prevention (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.

You’ll find all the details in the guidance but here is an ‘at a glance’ table showing the key elements of the Calderdale Cost of Living Fund:

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 below to apply online before the closing date for applications on Friday 9th December 10am.

 Click here to apply to the Calderdale Cost of Living Fund

These funds may be of interest particularly organisations who offer warm and welcoming spaces.

   

CFFC Networking Event November 30 at the Old Brodleians RUFC

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You’re invited to the CFFC Membership Event

Members and

Non- Members are all warmly welcomed

Wednesday 30th November

 

12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

Old Brodleians Rugby Club, Hipperholme, Halifax HX3 8JT

It been great to see that people have an appetite for getting back to networking and also for feeling part of the community and want to be part of the group helping Calderdale thrive and be a great place to live and work.

You’re invited to our monthly membership event for like minded people who support CFFC so we can connect people who care with local causes that matter. There will be open networking and a delicious lunch provided courtesy of our sponsor Neil Davidson, who will also be telling us a bit about his Community CPR Fund.

Register your free place here

There will be open networking over lunch, short presentations then speed networking so you get the opportunity to meet as many people as possible.

Not got around to applying to be a member yet?

If you would like to become a member, here is the link to complete the application form.

Click here to find out more about applying to become a member

CFFC Networking Event November 30 at the Old Brodleians RUFC

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You’re invited to the CFFC Membership Event

Members and

Non- Members are all warmly welcomed

Wednesday 30th November

12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

 

Old Brodleians Rugby Club, Hipperholme, Halifax HX3 8JT

It been great to see that people have an appetite for getting back to networking and also for feeling part of the community and want to be part of the group helping Calderdale thrive and be a great place to live and work.

You’re invited to our monthly membership event for like minded people who support CFFC so we can connect people who care with local causes that matter. There will be open networking and a delicious lunch provided courtesy of our sponsor Neil Davidson, who will also be telling us a bit about his Community CPR Fund.

Register your free place here

There will be open networking over lunch, short presentations then speed networking so you get the opportunity to meet as many people as possible.

Not got around to applying to be a member yet?

If you would like to become a member, here is the link to complete the application form.

Click here to find out more about applying to become a member

Last chance to book onto to the CFFC Membership event on Wednesday 26th October 2022

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You’re invited to the CFFC Membership Event

Members and Non- Members are all warmly welcomed

Wednesday 26th October

12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

Alexanders Bar, 

Wharf Street, 

Sowerby Bridge 

HX6 2AG

If you’re not on holiday for half term next week, and want to book onto Wednesday’s event, please book on today.

You’re invited to monthly membership event for like minded people who support CFFC so we can connect people who care with local causes that matter. There will be open networking and a buffet lunch provided courtesy of our sponsor Nigel Cliffe from Value Exchange. We’d like to thank Nigel for his support and if you’re a little embarrassed about your LinkedIn profile, why not check out his LinkedIn courses?

Register your free place here

There will be open networking over lunch, then speed networking so you get the opportunity to meet as many people as possible.

Not got around to applying to be a member yet?

If you would like to become a member, here is the link to complete the application form.

Click here to find out more about applying to become a member

Calderdale Community Spirit Awards Celebration 24 November 2022

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The 2022 Calderdale Community Spirit Awards, organised by Community Foundation for Calderdale will be taking place on 24 November 2022 at The Venue.

Finalists announced for the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards 2022

The finalists for the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards 2022 have been announced. Visit https://cffc.co.uk/finalists-for-the-calderdale-community-spirit-awards-2022-announced/ to see who is on the list.

We celebrate another year of amazing efforts by our local charitable organisations.

Hosted at The Venue, Bowers Mill, the Awards are on Thursday 24th November 2022, and it is sure to be a moving evening as we recognise charities and individuals who do so much for the people of Calderdale.

Whether you are a Not-for-profit organisation celebrating your achievements, someone who works with charities, or perhaps a trustee or donor, we would love for you to join us.

Tickets are £35 per person (incl VAT) and include a welcome drink, two-course meal and coffee.

Click here to book a ticket and find out more

CFFC launches new programme of funding for Youth Social Action

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CFFC is proud to be distributing the latest round of #iwill funding in Calderdale made possible thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund and DCMS.

Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to fund projects to inspire10–14-year-olds to get involved in social action.

Examples of projects funded in earlier funding rounds include intergenerational volunteering programmes, environmental initiatives and involving young people in the design and delivery of community activities.

Visit https://cffc.co.uk/iwill-2022/ for more information.

Nominations are open for the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards 2022

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The Community Foundation for Calderdale are proud to announce that nominations are open for the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards which will be held at The Venue, Barkisland on 24th November 2022 celebrating the Not-for-profit sector in our borough.

Categories include New Charity of the Year, Fundraising Campaign of the Year, Best Marketing Campaign, Young Community Champion, Outstanding Individual, Charity of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement. This year there is a new category for the Mandy Taylor Award.

Who do you know in the voluntary and not-for-profit sector who should be nominated? It’s quick and easy to nominate.

If you know a person or organisation who should be nominated for going above and beyond, please nominate them by 30th September 2022 at https://cffc.co.uk/calderdale-community-spirit-awards/