Grants & Funding

easyfundraising Advent Calendar is back!

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easyfundraising is spreading some Christmas cheer to the third sector by giving away £5,000 in their Advent Calendar giveaway. To get involved, sign your organisation up to easyfundraising and you can be a part of 25 days of advent fun and create an easy and accessible fundraising option your volunteers and the local community can get behind. Every time they open the daily door, your organisation gets an entry into the big Christmas Day prize to win £5,000.

Find out more here:  https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/community

Last year’s winner (Wiltshire WI) said: “This money has been a blessing for us. Like most organisations, we have suffered due to the pandemic, and the prize has enabled us to continue to bring women together, to gain new skills, and to campaign on issues close to our hearts.”

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 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.

Mayor of West Yorkshire urges community organisations to apply for biggest funding pot yet

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Groups across West Yorkshire that are helping to end the scourge of violence in the region are being urged to step forward and apply for the Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund.

Application Deadline November 11

West Yorkshire Mayor, Tracy Brabin, has made £350,000 available to voluntary and community groups, charities, and partners with an innovative project that will make their local area safer.This is the largest round of the Safer Communities Fund which has supported projects to the tune of £4.3 million since 2014. It will focus on ‘Safer Places and Thriving Communities’ and the Mayor is welcoming applications from projects that address anti-social behaviour, serious violence including knife crime, drug misuse, hate crime, road safety and more.The Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund is financed by money from criminal activities recovered by police and prosecutors under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Through the fund, this money is used for projects that aim to make their communities a safer and better place.Recognising the financial challenges many organisations are currently facing, the Mayor has increased the amount of funding a project can apply for, from £6,000 to £8,000. Organisations have until 11th November to get their bids in for funding.Speaking about the opening, Mayor Brabin said: “I am determined to end the scourge of violence on the streets of West Yorkshire – whether that is hate crimes, county lines gangs exploiting our children or violence against women and girls. This has no place in our society.“That’s why we are providing vital money to organisations that are helping to build a safe, just, and inclusive region.“I encourage anyone with a project that aims to make their local area safer to apply.”West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable John Robins QPM DL, said: “The Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund is an excellent way for local groups, projects and organisations to make use of cash we have seized from criminals, so it is put back into the hands of people who want to make their community a better place.“I welcome the opening of the latest grant round and would urge anyone with a community-based initiative to consider applying for this funding, so it can be used to address local issues and make our neighbourhoods safer.”This announcement comes after the Mayor and her Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Alison Lowe OBE, awarded funds to 61 innovative projects from across West Yorkshire.Some of the latest projects to receive this funding include drugs intervention and prevention workshops for men and boys in Bradford, weekly self-defence and fitness classes for women in Kirklees, and a programme for young offenders, combining rehabilitation with horsemanship, in Leeds.This latest grant round of the Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund is open until 11th November 2022, 12pm (noon). Organisations can apply for grants of up to £8000 for projects that align with the Mayor’s Police and Crime Plan.For more information about the fund, including how to apply, visit https://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/policing-and-crime/mayor-s-safer-communities-fund.

Expression of Interest for Funding to Delivery Services Tackling Violent Crime

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Calderdale’s Community Safety Partnership:
Expression of Interest for Funding to Delivery Services Tackling Violent Crime

Calderdale’s Community Safety Partnership (CSP) has been allocated funding at a borough level following the successful award from the Home Office to the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU). The awarded funding for 2022/23 to the VRU from the Home Office is to support a programme of interventions across West Yorkshire to contribute towards the following:

  1. A reduction in hospital admissions for assaults with a knife or sharp object and especially among those victims aged under 25.
  2. A reduction in knife-enabled serious violence and especially amongst those victims aged under 25, and 
  3. A reduction in all non-domestic homicides and especially amongst those victims aged under 25 involving knifes.

Calderdale CSP has been allocated funds from the VRU for the purpose of delivering a local programme of interventions in quarters 3 and 4 (September 2022– March 2023), and in doing so contribute to the above listed outcomes.

Calderdale’s intervention programme for 2022/3 has been informed by a Violent Crime Needs Assessment as well as the CSP’s own Strategic Assessment. Calderdale CSP (with support from providers and partners) has successfully delivered VRU interventions for the last two years and has used the evidence provided by the evaluation of these programmes to formulate the following specification for this year’s (Q3 & Q4) intervention activity.

The following funding opportunities are available:

  • Outreach Provision (Inviting bids of up to £12,000)
  • Enriching Activities, 1:1 & Group Work Programmes (Inviting bids of up to £12,000)
  • Focused Deterrent (Teachable Moments) (Inviting bids of up to £30,000)

Click Here to Download the Word Document for Full Details.

All Expressions of Interest received by the required deadline will be evaluated by the Violent Crime & Safer Streets Delivery Group. Applicants will receive notification of the outcome of applications on the week commencing the 10th of October 2022.

Please return to Expression of Interest form to 
community-safety@calderdale.gov.uk by 9AM on 03/10/2022. 

Download Expression of Interest Form Here (Word Document)

Community Provision supporting health and wellbeing – new fund launched

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The Calderdale Cares Community Programme Board is now inviting bids from across the system on how we can develop community services. The board are particularly interested in ideas that involve the following:

 

  • New and innovative ideas and why you feel this is important
  • Clear on who the beneficiaries will be and how they can be involved
  • Clear on how the beneficiaries will notice the positive change
  • Involves collaboration and working together with other providers
  • Makes the best use of our existing skills and assets in Calderdale
  • How the positive changes can be embedded into our future ways of working

 

Further information including the application proforma can be found in this document: NR Investment paper pack V3

Please send your completed proformas to Shabana Kausar at Shabana.kausar5@nhs.net before 28th October 2022

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Support Fund – Apply by Sept 22

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Grants of up to £25k Available to Groups to Support Calderdale Residents Improve their Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Voluntary and community sector groups can apply for a grant of up to £5k, up to £10k, or up to £25k to improve wellbeing with children up to 5 years old helping them get ready for school, or help young people develop well so that every 15 year old has hope and aspiration, that people have good emotional health and wellbeing resulting in fewer suicides, and people over 75 have strong social networks and are part of our community.

For complete information and application guidance, visit:

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Support Fund

 

Application Deadline: September 22nd at 10.00am

Second round of CFFC General Grants for community groups

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Community groups are invited to apply for up to £5,000  funding in their general grants round  

To apply, visit https://cffc.co.uk/general-grants-round-2020-21/ 

The Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) have launched their second round of general grants for organisations and community groups to apply for up to £5,000 to make a difference in Calderdale.

You can apply for funding if you are a new organisation, wanting to trial a new project, or continue with an existing project.

Steve Duncan, CEO of the Community Foundation for Calderdale explained, “We are particularly interested in receiving your application for a grant if you project will contribute to working around homelessness and housing, poverty and disadvantage, community cohesion, mental health and wellbeing.”

To apply, visit https://cffc.co.uk/general-grants-round-2020-21/ 

Apply to be a Co-Op Local Community Fund Cause – *Closing Sunday 29th May* 

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Our friends at Co-op are inviting local groups that benefit communities to apply to be a Co-op Local Community Fund cause. The deadline for applications is 29 May.Successful applicants will partner with Co-op for 12 months and you’ll receive a minimum of £1,000 to support your project. Types of projects that will be considered include those that:

  • Bring people together to access food
  • Help improve people’s mental wellbeing
  • Create opportunities for young people to be heard and make a difference
  • Help people protect local biodiversity or tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions

Groups will help Co-op deliver on its vision of ‘Co-operating for a Fairer World’. Find out more on Co-op’s websitePlease note, this funding is not administered by Co-op Foundation, so we’re unable to provide further advice and support on how to apply.

 

Find Out More Here