Grants & Funding

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.

 

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easyfundraising Funding webinar – Wednesday 25th May, 12.30pm 

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Need funding for your voluntary organisation or group?  

Fundraising website easyfundraising are running an online session where you can find out how you can use the platform to benefit from free donations from leading online retailers. Trusted by 180,000 good causes around the UK and established for over 10 years, easyfundraising is the UK’s biggest charity shopping site.

Suitable for all non-profit organisations, CICs, social enterprises, sports clubs, schools, churches, charities, village halls and groups, come along to find out how it works and how to get set up. This is a friendly, informal session where you can ask questions and meet other fundraisers too.

Spaces are limited so please register to attend in advance here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtcOGvrjgoH9BNrLMSryRsC89ts_tyj2rj

Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund back apply by June 10th

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[ To find out more about the fund, and to apply, visit https://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/policing-and-crime/mayor-s-safer-communities-fund. ]

Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire has opened the latest round of her Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund with £270,000 in grants available to apply for.

Voluntary, community groups, charities and partners can seek funding of up to £6000 for innovative projects which address at least one of the cross-cutting themes, and one of the priorities within the Police and Crime Plan 2021-24.

Previously funded projects include boxercise classes to increase the safety and wellbeing of women and girls, fishing and outdoor activities to divert young people away from anti-social behaviour, recovery programmes for drug and alcohol abuse, but as long as it meets the criteria all ideas will be considered.

Tracy, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be able to open this latest grant funding opportunity to local groups who make such a massive difference in our communities. These groups often do not get the recognition they deserve, so this is one way of saying thank you.

“The fund is financed by money recovered from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act within the county by West Yorkshire Police’s Economic Crime Unit and prosecutors. So, a big shout out to them for all that hard work and in ensuring crime doesn’t pay.

“Due to their exceptional work, we can open the largest funding pot of this kind since it first launched back in 2014 under the previous PCC. That means more projects than ever before can benefit so I really would encourage anyone that qualifies to apply. The process has been designed to be very straightforward, and we have a small team ready to help should you need it.

“The fund supports the overall vision as set out in my Police and Crime Plan, of a safe, just and inclusive West Yorkshire, and I can’t wait to see who applies this time.”

West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable John Robins QPM, said: “We welcome the latest round of the Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund. The money being made available will allow projects, groups and organisations to play a key role in the partnership response to tackling the issues that affect our communities at grass-roots level.

“Seeing the money confiscated from criminal gangs being invested back into schemes to help prevent future offending and make our neighbourhoods safer is the right and proper thing to do.”

The closing date for applications to the fund is on Friday 10th June at 12pm noon. Grants will be distributed to successful applicants at an awards evening in October 2022.

To find out more about the fund, and to apply, visit https://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/policing-and-crime/mayor-s-safer-communities-fund.

Cash boost for cultural projects from the Calderdale Cultural Fund

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For more information about the Calderdale Cultural Fund and to apply, visit https://calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/community-and-living/grants/grants-voluntary-organisations/cultural-fund

More people will be able to benefit from the joy of Calderdale’s distinctive culture, thanks to the launch of a new Council grant for voluntary organisations to fund cultural projects.

In 2024, Calderdale will celebrate its 50th birthday. As part of this, there will be a Year of Culture in 2024, where organisations and individuals will come together for a major events programme that recognises the importance of culture to the local economy and communities.

In the run up to the Year of Culture, the Council is inviting the local voluntary sector to apply for a share of the Calderdale Cultural Fund 2022 – 2025.

Voluntary organisations can apply for between £5000 and £25,000 a year, for up to three years, to deliver their cultural projects. The deadline for grant applications is Wednesday 23 March 2022.

Cllr Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities, said:

“Culture plays a huge part in making Calderdale vibrant and distinctive, transforming people’s lives and recovering from the pandemic. We know that every one of our neighbourhoods in Calderdale has stories to tell and talents to showcase. That’s what we want to celebrate in our Year of Culture, and we want everyone to be involved. We want to open up cultural events and activities to all our diverse communities, and this is the aim of our new Calderdale Cultural Fund.”

Cllr Scott Patient, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Resilience, added:

“The Calderdale Cultural Fund recognises the important role of voluntary organisations in enriching people’s lives through culture and the arts. It will also help the sector to get back on its feet after being one of the hardest hit by the pandemic. We want as many organisations as possible to apply for a grant so we can all continue to work together to help build back our cultural sector, towns, tourism and local people’s shared experiences, which are a significant part of Calderdale’s story.”

The aim of the grants is to make culture more accessible to the wider community, to deliver the new Cultural Strategy for Calderdale and to help achieve the Vision2024 for Calderdale, by harnessing the talent of the local cultural sector to build resilience and help people live a larger life.

The Council is looking to support projects that help achieve the cultural objectives from the Cultural Strategy for Calderdale:

  1. A larger creative life

Each and every person has the opportunity for culture and creativity to be woven into the fabric of their lives – whatever their age – to delight and inspire happier, healthier lives.

  1. Creative citizens

Every community is empowered to grow and sustain its own cultural capacity, bringing to life the unique identity of each place and community.

  1. A resilient valley

The cultural sector inspires creative and regenerative actions to build a sustainable future.

  1. Distinctively Calderdale

Businesses and visitors are attracted by the vibrancy of the cultural offer, strong sense of identity and creative possibilities.

  1. A thriving cultural scene

The sector – its people and organisations – is invested in so that it flourishes and plays a unique, dynamic and effective role in wider society.

 

For more information about the Calderdale Cultural Fund and to apply, visit https://calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/community-and-living/grants/grants-voluntary-organisations/cultural-fund

Vision Calderdale 2024

In the year 2024, Calderdale will celebrate its 50th birthday. Where do we want to be by 2024? Join the conversation by following #VisionCdale2024 on social media and visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/vision

 

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG – round 3) by February 28th

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Calderdale businesses which have been affected by COVID-19 restrictions, or by the Omicron variant, may now be able to apply for grant support.

The latest round of Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) funding is open to businesses which:

  • have been severely impacted by COVID restrictions, or by issues relating to the Omicron variant,
  • have also not previously had an ARG Severely Affected Top-up payment.

You need to apply before February 28th

For application criteria and to see what help is available to you, visit the Calderdale Council Grant page:

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

Carer-Focussed Rapid-Learning Pandemic Legacy Projects – Up to £10k by 31st January

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Carer-Focussed Rapid-Learning Pandemic Legacy Projects – Up to 10k Available for Successful Projects – Deadline Monday 31st January at 17:00!

The Commitment to Carers Programme team of NHS England & NHS Improvement is looking forward to receiving project bids from Voluntary Sector organisations on the theme of capturing learning and best practice around supporting unpaid carers / family members during the COVID pandemic response, including increasing uptake of vaccination of unpaid carers.

Our belief is that there have been innovative approaches developed at a local/ community level for which some funding will help to evaluate, sustain, communicate and spread best practices for wider benefit and inform and embed more collaborative ways of working going forward.

Submission deadline: 17.00hrs Monday 31st January 2022. 

For More Information – Click Here to Download the Supporting Document!Click Here to Download the Project Bid Form! If you have any queries email: england.nhsthinkcarer@nhs.net and put NHS E&I Carer Spring 2022 Project in the subject line for easy identification.

Official Launch of the Staying Well Community Fund

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We would like to introduce our very own Staying Well Community Fund and the three different types of funding we offer. We are keen to work with community groups, small community associations, organisations, projects and initiatives that work in and around Halifax Lower Valley to reduce social isolation and loneliness, help individuals and communities to get moving more, and finally, offer support to groups who are financially vulnerable due to the challenges of Covid and want to keep their vital support/service going.

We have colleagues across other localities in Calderdale. Should you have an idea in another area we can put you in touch with our colleagues.

All information and further detail of our funds can be found on the Staying Well website: https://stayingwellhub.com/2020/09/26/staying-well-funding-for-community-groups/.

You can contact the team on stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk
or ring 01422 392 767 and ask for either Richard, Nic or Helen, if you have any ideas or just want to talk through any support you are needing.

We look forward to working with you all in 2022!!

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

Staying Well Community Fund open to applications

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Sometimes all you need is a cuppa and a chat.

Of course a little financial help never hurts!

Staying Well has been a supporting presence for many who have found themselves isolated.

Their telephone befriending service, largely depending on volunteers, has been a helpful presence. The team has offered emotional support, finding social outlets where available and being a much needed listening ear.

We are delighted to announce that Staying Well is now in the position to offer  practical support as well in the form of the newly launched Community Fund.

This fund is open to application from 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