Community Groups

New Lightcliffe Cricket Club premises in 2023 inviting community and voluntary groups

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Lightcliffe Cricket Club is a friendly and inclusive group, with a strong community ethos. We are looking for local voluntary and community groups who may be interested in using our brand new pavilion regularly when it opens next year.


We are reaching out to community groups who may be interested in using our new pavilion. It will be it accessible inside and out, with a free car park, accessible toilets and patio at ground level. The interior will be modern, comfortable and bright, with an eco-sustainable heating system, LED lighting and free WiFi.

Located at the heart of Lightcliffe village, off Wakefield Road at an award-winning,
tranquil location surrounded by beautiful countryside, our custom-built pavilion is
close to Hipperholme. It is well served by public transport and main routes from
Bailiff Bridge, Huddersfield, Brighouse, Halifax, Bradford and Leeds. Nearby are the
Sun Inn, and St. Matthew’s Churchyard, resting place of Gentleman Jack’s Ann

The ground floor function room and kitchen will be available to hire at very
reasonable rates Mondays to Fridays, 9am-5pm.

If groups would like to send in written expressions of interest or want to get in touch,
please contact Richard, details below.
e :
m : 07718 525350

To see what’s planned, visit:

For full information download PDF Here : Lightcliffe Cricket Club Pavillion

How to tap into unrestricted funding for your community organisation in 2022 

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You are invited to a free funding online workshop by easyfundraising on Tuesday 1st of February from 12:30 to 1pm.

Come along to this informal session to find out how your voluntary group, CIC, social enterprise, church, school, sports club or charity can benefit from unrestricted funding in 2022.

Community Fundraising Manager Becky Coleman 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.

easyfundraisign is free to use and is trusted by 170,000 good causes around the UK.

Please do feel free to pass this on to anyone else you know who might like to come along.

When: Tuesday 1st February 2022

Time: 12.30 – 1.00pm

Where: Online via Zoom

Register at:

If you would like to get started with easyfundraising ahead of this session, you can do that here:

Funding from Rosa’s Voices from the Front Line

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Rosa, the UK Fund for Women and Girls, has announced the second round of Rosa’s Voices from the Frontline grants programme.

Established in June 2008, Rosa is the first UK-wide charitable fund specifically aimed at supporting projects that promote justice and equality for women and girls.

Rosa’s Voices from the Frontline Grants Programme is designed to support women’s organisations to promote their fight for gender equality in the UK through charitable advocacy work.

The programme offers one-off grants of between £500 and £2,000 and expects that up to 25 projects will be supported in 2017/18. The funding is for charitable advocacy work across Rosa’s four pillars of leadership and representation, safety, health and economic justice.

Rosa is looking to support a range of women’s voluntary and community organisations, from those who are just beginning to make their voices heard, to those looking to begin to catalyse change at a higher level.

Given that the fund aims to address the critical needs of women and girls that miss out most, proposals from organisations that support disadvantaged women and girls, such as the following, are particularly welcomed:

  • Homeless
  • Refugees and seeking asylum
  • LGBT
  • BME
  • Elderly
  • Disabled
  • Survivors of gender violence
  • From low income backgrounds

The funding can be used to cover costs relating to increasing the skills, capacity and credibility of women who wish to challenge gender inequality and promote awareness and change.

Grants will be awarded for projects that:

  • Stimulate debate and amplify women’s voices.
  • Raise awareness of one or more of Rosa’s four pillars.
  • Influence the public, policy makers, media and/or government.
  • Change behaviours, attitudes or policies.

Creative approaches are encouraged. Examples of work that will be supported include:

  • Coaching or travel costs for a service user to speak at an event or national conference.
  • Presentation, media or lobbying training to support organisational advocacy strategies.
  • Costs of creating campaign materials, such as posters, infographics or videos.
  • Articulating the story of one woman to champion an organisation’s work.
  • Making a case to local commissioners for the value of the group’s service.
  • Meeting costs with local/national government representatives or for planning a campaign.

Women’s sector voluntary and community organisations in the UK can apply as long as they have a written governing document, have been active for at least one year and can produce annual accounts for an entire year, a governing body or management committee with at least three unrelated members, and a UK-based bank or building society account in the organisation’s name with at least two unrelated signatories.

Although it is not required to be a registered charity, the applicant’s activities must be charitable, legal and for the benefit of women.

The deadline for applications is 15 June 2017 (5pm).

Full details can be found on Rosa’s website.

Funding for Community Groups from Skipton Building Society

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Skipton Building Society is providing its Grassroots Giving programme for a fifth year in a row to small, local community groups in the UK.

The Skipton Building Society established the Grassroots Giving programme in 2013 to mark the anniversary of its 160th birthday. It offered 160 donations of £500 to local grassroots groups and organisations that are “passionate about making life better for others” but which get very little support elsewhere. The winners were chosen by a public vote.

This year, there are 164 pots of £500 to give away to voluntary groups, community organisations and sports clubs throughout the UK.

The funding will be awarded to projects that create empowering opportunities and make life better for local communities. Priority will be given to projects which get very little support elsewhere.

Local grassroots groups, such as community allotments, social groups for older people, and groups running activities for young people, from across the UK may apply. Groups should have an annual net profit of less than £10,000.

The online application runs from 2 May 2016 to the end of July 2017.

Following the application closing date, a shortlist of organisations will be compiled and listed on the Grassroots Giving website. The public will then be free to vote for their favourite organisation, and the winning groups will be announced in early November 2017.

Please note that registered charities may not apply.

Full details can be found on Skipton Building Society website.

Bags of Help Programme Offers Monthly Grants to Community Groups

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The Tesco’s Bags of Help grants programme invites customers to vote for their favourite community project every month.

Until now the awards programme has been run every nine months. The new monthly format is expected to result in more than 7,000 community projects across England, Scotland and Wales receiving funding each year.

Tesco offers grants through its Bags of Help Programme which is funded by Tesco customers from the proceeds of the 5p charge for plastic carrier bags as a result of a government carrier bag levy.

Each month, an in-store vote will determine which projects will be funded and three local community projects will be voted on in Tesco stores each month across 200 regions throughout Great Britain. In each region, the project that receives the most votes from all stores in their region will receive a grant of up to £5,000. The second placed project receives up to £2,000 and third placed up to £1,000.

The funding is for projects which deliver improvements to the physical environment and/or encourage the use and long term stability of outdoor spaces.

A range of not-for-profit organisations can apply. This includes voluntary and community organisations, registered charities, community interest companies, friends of groups with a constitution, schools, health bodies, parish, town and community councils.

Click here for further information or to apply for a grant

Would you like to help give away £70,000 to voluntary and community groups in Calderdale?

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Calderdale Council’s Small Grants scheme gives away small grants of up to £3,000 to voluntary and community groups all over Calderdale. This year we are giving away £70,000 to a range of community initiatives and voluntary sector projects.

These grants are awarded through a Small Grants Panel, made up of Calderdale Councillors and representatives from voluntary groups, community groups and groups which represent communities of interest.

These voluntary and community sector representatives are appointed for two years, and we are now inviting nominations for representatives to serve on the Community Grants Panel from April 2016 to March 2018. Each organisation can nominate one person as a representative.

If you feel that you or someone else in your organisation would like to be a member of the Small Grants Panel, and you have not already received a nomination form, please contact the Grants team via email to

Deadline for nominations is Monday 22 February, following this if more than three nominations are received we will go to a ballot, with the successful new Panel members announced in April 2016.

If you have any questions around the Small Grants Panel or Small Grants Scheme please contact Steve Martin on 01422 392317.