Funding Workshop for organisations to develop initiative in North Halifax

VAC and The Community Foundation for Calderdale are looking for local organisations in North Halifax to work together on a project which will;

Create connections: to make people who are isolated or excluded from society aware of opportunities and support them to take part. and

Bring down barriers: Tackling digital exclusion and removing it as a barrier to inclusion in a pro-active way.

The funding is available , what we need now is good ideas and organisations working together in partnership to make this happen.


Please come to the workshop to learn more and see who else  you could work with. By the end of the workshop, we hope to have several local groups who want to work together during August on a final proposal for how to make the greatest difference with this funding

Workshop : WEDNESDAY AUGUST 4TH 3.30 – 4.30PM

Meeting ID: 884 6438 0310                 Passcode: 570707

For more information or an informal chat please contact or

£1 million Climate Emergency fund to combat climate change

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (CMBC) in partnership with Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC), have launched a £1million Climate Emergency fund to help combat the impact that climate change is having in the borough.

More details can be found here: and applications can be made using the CFFC online application form here:

Closing date for first round applications will be 13th September 2021

Park and Warley weekly digest 5.7.21

With so much going on we couldn’t wait for our next newsletter so here is a quick update of latest opportunities in Park and Warley that you might be interested in.


Health and Safety at Work – Level 2 Accredited – BOOK NOW!

Halifax Opportunities Trust is offering training on Friday 9th and 16th July*, 9.30-2,30pm at Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Hopwood Lane, HX1 5ER.

To book a place please ring Jo on 07891 956062 or email

*You must attend both days of the course in order to achieve the certificate. Space are limited and booked on a first come first served basis. Free to eligible learners – for more information ask at the time of booking.


Free childminder training available

Are you interested in becoming a childminder? Calderdale Council is currently funding training places to help Calderdale residents take the next step towards a career in childminding. For more information, email


Let’s Talk Trade

Could you and your business be part of Calderdale’s Global Future? Join Calderdale Council for a free, virtual discussion on Tuesday 20 July at 10am and get expert advice on how to trade with India as a new market. Click here to register for the online event….


Budget like a Boss! with help from Noah’s Ark

Do words like debt, balance, finance, budgeting confuse you? Would you like to take charge of your money for good? Noah’s Ark have put together a two half-day course that will show you exactly how you can do that.

On 12th & 19th July at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre (Hopwood Lane, Halifax).

Sessions start at 9.30AM until 1.00PM. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Reasonable travel expenses paid.

To book a place, contact Andrew, Lesley or Kelly on 01422 364664. Or email


Test and Trace support payment

You may get financial assistance of £500, if:

  • You have been told to self-isolate and meet the eligibility criteria;
  • or you are a parent: who needs to look after a child; and has been asked to stay home by their school or childcare provider from 8th March 2021 onwards.

You can find out if you are eligible for a self-isolation one off payment here:


Join St Augustine’s Board of Trustees

Would you like to join a diverse community, help shape the future and support people seeking sanctuary in Calderdale?

St Augustine’s is looking for 5 new, voluntary Trustees with passion and commitment. They welcome people from a wide range of backgrounds, particularly those with lived experiences of the asylum and refugee system as well as knowledge of other specialist areas including:

  • Human Resources and/or the law
  • Social enterprise/business development
  • Communications or campaigning
  • Fundraising or finance
  • Safeguarding

Being a Trustee at St. Augustine’s involves a minimum of eight hours a month, including 6 Board meetings a year.

Interested? Email or call 07394 937663 or visit


Our Park and Warley Project Newsletter

Our  Inclusive Economy Project newsletter is a place to hear the latest news, and to share opportunities for people and businesses in the Park and East Warley areas.

The next newsletter will be out on 20th July. If you would like to promote a service or event, please send us our information by 14th July. Email


Park and Warley Project Steering Group

We are looking for local residents and businesses to get involved in our project and help us shape the future of Park and Warley. Our next steering group in on Thursday 2nd September at 2pm – please join us if you would like to know more about the project and have your say on what it needs to achieve. The project steering group is only one way you can get involved. If you have an idea about what is needed to make your local area thrive, then please get in touch!

Email us at


Current Vacancies


Apply for a Ward Forum Grant in North and East Halifax by September 3rd

The next round of Ward Forum Grants is open.

You can apply for a Ward Forum Grant of up to £500 for a project that will benefit your ward area or local community. The deadline is 3rd September 2021.

These grants are available to organisations based in the North and East regions of Halifax, including Ovenden, Warley, Illingworth, Mixenden, Northowram and Shelf. We are keen on projects that improve the environment and the health and wellbeing of residents.

We welcome community groups and individuals to apply for funding to spend on eligible activities and projects that benefit the ward. We are especially looking to provide support to groups, clubs and projects as they try to restart their activity;

Apply online here

Or Download an application form

The maximum grant per application is £500.

Please ensure your application is thorough as insufficient information may result in your application being rejected. You can get help with your application by contacting us on 01422 252209.
email Tony :
or Heather :

You may resubmit your application if you feel you have left information out.

Your application should meet one of the 3 following priorities:

1.            Improving the environment
2.            Improving health & Wellbeing;
3.            Community groups recovery.

To find out more read the FAQs on our website.

Local Connections Fund – Round 2

abbreviated,  read the full article here:
The National Lottery Community Fund (

This is the second round of the Local Connections Fund, a £4 million investment designed to help small charities and community groups working to reduce loneliness by building community connections across England.

The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, is investing £2 million into this second round of funding. This will be used to fund hundreds of ‘microgrants’ between £300 and £2,500, so small, local organisations (with an annual income of £50,000 or less) can bring people and communities together.

By a ‘community’, we mean people:

·         living in the same area – like a city, town or street
·         who share characteristics – like beliefs, values, interests or faith
·         who can be grouped together in some other way.

Two rounds of funding

The Local Connections Fund has been split into two equal rounds of funding. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) provided the first £2 million, which was distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund and completed at the end of March 2021.

The second round of funding is provided by The National Lottery Community Fund.

If you received funding in Round 1, you will not be eligible for funding in Round 2.

Funding size

£300 to £2,500

Total available

£2 million in Round 2 – successful applicants must have completed their project and spent their grant by 30 November 2021

Application deadline

Applications open – 28 June 2021 at 10am

Applications close – 6 August 2021 at 5pm


Read the full article here:
The National Lottery Community Fund (

Further £2 million made available through the Local Connections Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, is pleased to announce that from 28 June, grassroots charities and community groups tackling loneliness in England will be able to apply for a share of £2 million of National Lottery funding to support their work.

The funding is made available through the second round of the Local Connections Fund, a joint £4 million funding programme from the Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and The National Lottery Community Fund. The fund was set up to give small community groups with an income of less than £50,000 the support needed to tackle loneliness and isolation by helping people feel more connected.

For more information and for application eligibility and guidelines, visit the Local Connections Funds website

Full Circle Funerals Launch New Community Fund in Calderdale

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.

To read more, visit