Grants & Funding
Do you have a new, or existing, project and require additional funds?
There is a small pot of grant funding available locally to help community groups, organisations and projects based or working in your Ward.
Groups with a constitution (or rules) a bank account in the name of the group or organisation and appropriate safeguarding policies can apply for a grant of up to £500 in any given financial year for a project that benefits people in the ward.
For more information and/or to make an application, please contact your Neighbourhood Team:
Graham Gibbons firstname.lastname@example.org
Daisy Wilde email@example.com
Charities and community groups will be invited to apply through the Community Foundation for Calderdale for grants of up to £5,000 after Halifax-based funeral directors Full Circle Funerals contributed £15,000 to the fund.
The next round of general grants that the Community Foundation for Calderdale will be opening for people to apply for in July to fund initiatives that will help to rebuild the local community in the wake of coronavirus.
Calderdale community organisations, schools and childcare providers are invited to apply for a share of the £926,000 Healthy Holidays grant to offer fun and creative activity programmes over the summer holidays, in partnership with Calderdale Council.
Deadline for applications 29th June.
Activities should take place during the period Mon 9th August to Fri 3rd September 2021
Small Grants Project Proposal
Calderdale Suicide Prevention Group formed in 2016 and produced a multi-agency suicide prevention plan 2017-20, following the publication of the government’s strategy, Preventing Suicide in England 2012 – A cross government outcomes strategy to save lives.
“For Calderdale to be a place where suicides are eliminated and where people do not consider suicide as a solution to the difficulties they face; also a place that supports people at a time of personal crisis and community resilience for improved lives”
We are looking to work with voluntary and community organisations to implement innovative approaches to help us to meet our vision for Calderdale. We are looking for projects which deliver activity against any of the following two priority areas.
- To reduce the incidence of suicide and self-harm in young and middle-aged men
- To reduce the incidence of suicide in people at risk of self-harm.
Organisations can access further information on Suicide in Calderdale including risk factors (adverse life events) and useful resources to support the development of a project and application in the further information sheet at the end of this article.
The desired objectives of the projects are:
- To reduce the stigma of self-harm and suicide.
- Build resilience to Mental Health problems in local communities.
- Promoting Positive mental Health in local communities.
- To increase the community-based support for those at risk of suicide, including in high risk groups.
- To reduce the incidence of self-harm and repeated self-harm.
- To reduce the impact of self-harm and suicide.
Proposals must demonstrate how they will support the Suicide Prevention Action Plan to meet at least one of the themes highlighted below:
Theme 1 – Reduce the risk of suicide in high risk groups.
Theme 2 – Tailor approaches to improve mental health in specific groups.
Theme 3 – Reduce access to the means of suicide.
Theme 4 – Provide better information and support to those bereaved or affected by suicide.
Theme 5 – Support the media in delivering sensitive approaches to suicide and suicidal behaviour.
Theme 6 – Support research, data collection, and monitoring.
Theme 7 – Self-harm
We have a total of £28,500 available for innovative projects to support suicide prevention and self-harm reduction in Calderdale.
Organisations must complete the attached application form and recorded proposal video maximum of 90 seconds in order to be considered for a funding allocation from the Small Grants Panel.
Proposals are to be submitted by noon Monday 04th January 2021 on the template below and will be assessed by a Small Grants Panel which includes people with lived experience. A scoring system will be applied, and applicants will receive feedback no later than two weeks following this date and where successful projects will commence as soon as possible.
Applications for a maximum of £8,000 will be considered.
Funding awards are subject to the organisation signing and returning the Terms and Conditions which will be issued on approval of the funding.
For further information please contact; Debra Rodgers Debra.Rodgers@calderdale.gov.uk
The Council runs two grants schemes for community organisations based in Calderdale.
Community Small Grants Scheme
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.
Community Festivals and Events
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 Wednesday 1 February 2017. The Small Grants Panel will meet to consider eligible applications on Thursday 16 February 2017.