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VSI Alliance Winter Directory 2021/22

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This directory is full of information about the diverse range of help and services available from the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector that can support you to have a safe, supported Winter.

Find help on:

  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • VSI Volunteer Hub
  • Loneliness
  • Food Support
  • Specialist Support

The directory includes places where you can find food and resources support as well.

Hard copies will also be available in January 2022.

General Grants from CFFC – second round

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The fund is made up of CFFC funds and the Full Circle Fund

Full info and deadlines: https://cffc.co.uk/general-grants-round-2020-21/

With regard to General Grant applications, CFFC will prioritise applications which contribute to the Foundation’s strategic priorities, these are:

For General Grant applications, CFFC will prioritise applications which contribute to the Foundation’s strategic priorities, these are:

  • Homelessness and Housing
  • Poverty and Disadvantage
  • Mental Health and wellbeing
  • Community Cohesion.

Grant applicants will be expected to show how their proposals will contribute to these priorities.

CFFC is especially interested to understand how proposals will help the communities of Calderdale recover form Covid and keep Covid safe. We will be looking for information about this in your application and will score higher those applications which make this clear.

You can contact the Grants Team for further information and advice on 01422 349700 grants@cffc.co.uk

Who can apply?

  • Constituted voluntary, community and faith groups run for and by local people (Note: Individuals cannot apply)
  • Registered charities and groups with charitable purposes working in Calderdale, (including Charitable Incorporated Organisations, IPS etc)
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs) who do not, and cannot, pay dividends (see below for further criteria for CiCs and Social Enterprises)
  • Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) whose Governance documents include a clear community benefit clause, open membership and an asset lock
  • Schools (except private, fee charging schools), whether part of the Local Authority or direct funded in some way, to apply for grants for activities which are clearly extra-curricular. NB Schools must be able to provide the documentation required.

Boosting support for rough sleepers and homeless people in Calderdale

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Rough sleeper

Calderdale Council’s new three-year strategy to end rough sleeping, prevent homelessness and support people in need will be discussed at its Cabinet meeting on Monday 7 June.

 

The Council understands the impact that rough sleeping and homelessness can have on individuals, families and communities. It does all it can, working with local partner organisations, to offer people hope and a stronger future through support, advice and accommodation.

The Calderdale Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2021 – 2024 builds on the continued work across the borough and aims to:

  • Prevent homelessness and rough sleeping.
  • Improve and expand the help available when people become homeless or are living a street-based lifestyle.
  • Continue to develop effective support for people to move on from homelessness or rough sleeping and rebuild their lives.

From 2016, the number of people rough sleeping in Calderdale started to increase, and there was a significant rise in the number of people street begging in Calderdale’s larger towns in winter 2017/18.

If you believe you are at risk of rough sleeping or homelessness, or are concerned about someone else, please visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/homeless

What should I do if I am concerned about someone?

To report a concern or seek help for someone you think is sleeping rough:

  • Visit the: Street Link website.
  • Get in touch with Street Reach (24 hours a day).
  • If the person is unwell or distressed call 999.

Do not put yourself in danger or approach someone acting strangely, even to help.

Read full post on Calderdale Council News

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/

 

Help the Homeless Grant Scheme

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Deadline: 15 March 2019

Grants for capital projects are available to small and medium-sized charities registered in the UK working to assist homeless people to rebuild their lives and return to the community.

Funding is targeted at projects to find practical ways to help disadvantaged individuals return to the community through training or residential facility provision, rather than merely providing short term shelter.

Help The Homeless was founded in 1975, since when they have made grants totalling more than £2 million. It is a cost efficient charity with very small overheads, and so able to distribute a large proportion of funds to the organisations nationwide that help some of the UK’s most disadvantaged people.

The annual deadlines are 15 March, 15 June, 15 September, and 15 December. Funding is for capital items and projects.

More information: www.help-the-homeless.org.uk

Sleep under the stars to help the homeless this November

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Calderdale SmartMove is giving you the chance to sleep under the stars at the Shay Stadium with its Under 1 Roof event, helping support homeless and vulnerable people into safe and secure accommodation.

Get involved on Friday 11 November 2016

For more details of Under 1 Roof visit calderdalesmartmove.org.uk

If you’re interested in registering for this unique event please call Craig or Stuart on 01422 361515 or find Calderdale SmartMove on Facebook and Twitter

Sleep under the stars