Funding

easyfundraising – additional funding opportunity for your organisation

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VSIAlliance are keen to support the VCSE Sector with funding ideas throughout 2022, so we have partnered with fundraising platform easyfundraising to give you the ability to earn free funding through online shopping

How does it work?Providing access to an easy, free, and low-effort way to fundraise, easyfundraising turns online purchases into free donations for your voluntary organisation, charity, CIC or third sector group. Free to sign-up and free to use, it’s an easy way to get additional funds from something everyone is already doing – shopping online.Through easyfundraising, over 6,000 online retailers including Amazon, eBay and M&S, Sainsbury’s, Booking.com, Aldi, Trainline and Argos will give your organisation a free donation when your volunteers, staff and supporters shop with them. Anything from a weekly grocery shop to a family holiday can generate a free donation for your organisation.Getting StartedTo get started, set up a free easyfundraising page for your organisation – this only takes a couple of minutes. easyfundraising will give you lots of support to help you get up and running and raising as much as possible. You can even have a free 1-2-1 call with one of the team for a demo of the site, advice and fundraising Don’t miss out on free funding; register your organisation today.Introduction to easyfundraising – free webinarCome along to a webinar where Becky from easyfundraising will explain how it works, help you get set up and answer any questions you have.

Tuesday 28th June10am – 11.30amVia Zoom

Over £1m for good causes through easyfundraising this month!

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Community third-sector organisations are receiving over £1m in free funding this month. This is funding that their volunteers and supporters have raised for them simply by shopping online with leading online retailers, through the free to use easyfundraising platform.  Your organisation can also benefit from this unrestricted revenue stream that complements existing fundraising activities – find out more: http://efraising.org/FRigOUgnXA 

easyfundraising Free funding webinar – Tuesday May 3rd 

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Funding website easyfundraising helps third sector organisations generate additional unrestricted income, simply by shopping online. It is free to use and is trusted by 170,000 community groups charities and voluntary organisations around the UK.

Come along to a free webinar on Tuesday 3rd May, 12.30 – 1.15 pm, with easyfundraising’s Community Fundraising Manager Becky Coleman, who will demonstrate the platform, share tips and advice on getting started and getting your wider community involved in your fundraising efforts, as well as answering any questions you have.

It will be a friendly session and is open to any member of your team. This is an easy and effective way to boost your funds so do come along to find out how!

You can register here.
(https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkcemqrz0sHNGWu7DEXDfeOqA1OI_4Z3Wo)

 
You can find out more about how easyfundraising works here (https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/community/)

 

If you would like to know more about easyfundraising, get in touch with Becky who would be happy to talk to you in more detail about what easyfundraising can do for your organisation and how it works.

Contact Becky at becky@easyfundraising.org.uk

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: http://efraising.org/1vY4Fny7kh

If you would like to get started with easyfundraising ahead of this session, you can do that here: www.easyfundraising.org.uk/community

Happy Birthday Staying Well !

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It’s been 7 years since Staying Well was formed and whilst they tiptoed around their birthday, we’d like to give them a round of applause for bringing a valuable service to Calderdale!

Staying Well has been a warm, caring hand, reaching out to those who have found themselves isolated.

During the last months that are slowly but surely turning to years, amidst Covid uncertainty and consecutive lockdowns, their telephone befriending service has been an infallible presence for many, helping out with practical support, finding social outlets where available and being a much needed listening ear.

To celebrate their birthday, Staying Well would like to roll out their new, practical support Community Fund which is open to applications!

This fund is aimed to starting and existing organisations, targeting loneliness and social isolation, particularly delivering services for COVID support.

For more information on the Staying Well Community fund, contact the team on stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

We do believe that sometimes all you need is a cuppa and a chat.

With today’s brew, let’s have a slice of cake as well and spare a moment to wish Staying Well a Happy Birthday!

For you are jolly good fellows!

CFFC launches Local Care Direct Health & Wellbeing Fund for Calderdale residents

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Mother and Daughter – image courtesy of Pixability

Local residents to benefit from projects supporting their health and wellbeing.

The Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) have partnered with Local Care Direct to support people with their health and wellbeing. With grants of up to £5,000 available to not for profit organisations, the new fund created by Local Care Direct aims to make a real difference in these difficult times.

They are particularly interested in projects supporting residents in Calderdale to improve their health and wellbeing in the following key areas:

  1. Reducing Health Inequalities
  2. Mental Health
  3. Homelessness
  4. Tackling Isolation
  5. Dementia

Application deadline is 28th April 2021. For more details, eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit https://cffc.co.uk/local-care-direct-health-wellbeing-fund/

Steve Duncan, CEO of the Community Foundation for Calderdale explained, “the grants of up to £5,000 are available to organisations who are running projects to reduce health inequalities, help mental health, reduce homelessness, and tackle isolation and dementia for local residents.”

“We do not yet know the full impact of COVID 19 but we have already seen rises in incidences of domestic abuse, changes in employment impacting on deprivation and homelessness, and mental health being negatively affected for many people. Reducing health inequalities remains a challenge in Calderdale.”

Helen Carr, CEO of Local Care Direct, highlighted that they are delighted to be in a position to provide support, particularly during a pandemic when support is severely needed. When setting up the fund, she emphasised the need “to create real opportunities that would make a difference in the communities in which we live and serve. As a social enterprise it is important to us to partner with organisations with in-depth knowledge of our local area, charities and voluntary groups, to ensure the support available has the maximum impact. We’re excited to begin this process and are looking forward to seeing the applications.”

Constituted voluntary, community and faith groups, registered charities and groups and CICs who do not pay dividends can apply for a grant. The deadline for applications is 28th April 2021. For more details about the eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit https://cffc.co.uk/local-care-direct-health-wellbeing-fund/

 

VSI Alliance Event – ESF Community Grants Meet the Funder Event 

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Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

ESF Community Grants Meet the Funder Event 

Grants of £5,000 – £20,000 available in West Yorkshire 

  • Are you a small or voluntary organisation?
  • Do you deliver in West Yorkshire?
  • Do you work with unemployed people in your local area?

Grants are available to fund your project. 

Thursday 5th March, 9.30am – 2.30pm
VAC Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5AY 

 
9:30-11.00am: Drop in for any organisation
11.00am-1:30pm: 1-to-1 appointment (book a 20 minute slot to discuss the fund)
1:30pm-2:30pm: Drop in for any organisation

To book a slot please contact Anushka: anushka.vinales@groundwork.org.uk or 0113 238 060

Find out more:
www.groundwork.org.uk/esfcommunitygrants | ESF.Grants@groundwork.org.uk | 0121 236 8565

ESF Community Grants are funded by the European Social Fund, co-financed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, and delivered in partnership with Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership.

Funding Opportunities from the Postcode Lottery

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A number of different grant opportunities have been made available from the Postcode Lottery.

Funding rounds in 2019 are;

Round 1 Stage 1: 6-20 February

Round 1 Stage 2: 27 March-10 April

Round 2 Stage 1: 31 July-14 August

Round 2 Stage 2: 11-25 September

The Postcode Local Trust is offering grants for local projects which support improve biodiversity and outdoor spaces
The Trust aims to provide financial support for charities and good causes which help communities enhance their natural environment in a way that benefits the wider community.
In 2018 Postcode Local Trust will provide short-term, designated funding for local projects which support improve biodiversity and outdoor spaces such as:
• Community gardens and play areas using sustainable materials
• Outdoor education and heritage
• Green energy projects and flood prevention.
Grants range from £500 to £20,000.
The following funding levels apply to specific applicants:
Applicants that are not formally registered as a charity with OSCR/Charity Commission can apply for between £500 and £2,000 in funding.
Applicants that are registered with OSCR/Charity Commission and can provide a charity number can apply for between £500 and £20,000 in funding.
http://www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk/

Other grant opportunities

There are also grant opportunities from the Postcode Community Trust and the People’s Postcode Trust with the same dates for the funding rounds.

 

Funding Opportunities from the Postcode Lottery

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A number of different grant opportunities have been made available from the Postcode Lottery.

People’s Postcode Trust’s Community Project Small Grants – Round 2
Grassroots organisations, local charities and non-profit community businesses that are seeking to effect positive change within their local area in England, Scotland and Wales can take the first step in the application process by submitting an online expression of interest.
The funding is for new projects, or significant expansions of existing projects, in Great Britain. The projects can be up to 12 months in length.
The Trust will consider projects which focus on:
• Employability and skills development programmes.
• Promotion of human rights through combatting discrimination.
• Poverty prevention.
Grants range from £500 to £20,000. Only registered charities can apply for grants of up to £20,000. The maximum grant for groups that are not formally registered as a charity is £2,000.
There is a two-stage application process.
Stage 1 applications will be accepted from 1 August to 15 August 2018.
http://www.postcodetrust.org.uk/applying-for-a-grant

The Postcode Local Trust is offering grants for local projects which support improve biodiversity and outdoor spaces
The Trust aims to provide financial support for charities and good causes which help communities enhance their natural environment in a way that benefits the wider community.
In 2018 Postcode Local Trust will provide short-term, designated funding for local projects which support improve biodiversity and outdoor spaces such as:
• Community gardens and play areas using sustainable materials
• Outdoor education and heritage
• Green energy projects and flood prevention.
Grants range from £500 to £20,000.
The following funding levels apply to specific applicants:
Applicants that are not formally registered as a charity with OSCR/Charity Commission can apply for between £500 and £2,000 in funding.
Applicants that are registered with OSCR/Charity Commission and can provide a charity number can apply for between £500 and £20,000 in funding.
http://www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk/

Postcode Community Trust Opens for Round 2 of Community Grants
Funding for projects which improve health and wellbeing in Great Britain.
Charities and other not-for-profit organisations with projects in Great Britain that improve health and wellbeing have two weeks to submit their initial application.
The People’s Postcode Community Trust was established in 2014 to support marginalised groups in obtaining the skills and resources to effect change in their own communities. The Trust operates its own society lottery and receives all of its funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
The Trust provides short-term, designated funding for new projects, or significant expansions of existing projects, in Great Britain.
The Trust will consider projects which improve health and wellbeing through:
• Grassroots sports, arts and recreation projects that improve health and wellbeing.
• Projects that improve the health of communities, through, for example, first aid courses, befriending, counselling or reducing isolation.
The projects can be up to 12 months in length.
Grants range from £500 to £20,000. Only registered charities can apply for grants of up to £20,000. The maximum grant for groups that are not formally registered as a charity is £2,000.
There is a two-stage application process.
Stage one applications for Round 2 will be accepted from 1 August to 15 August 2018.
http://www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk/applying-for-a-grant

Get your application in now – Calderdale Community grants scheme, up to £1000 available…

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Calderdale Community Grants Schemes
The Council runs two grants schemes for community organisations based in Calderdale.Calderdale Council CMBC
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 emailgrants@calderdale.gov.uk.