Calderdale Council Household Support Fund

The Government has allocated additional funding to Calderdale Council to provide support to local households over the period October to March 2022 – details on how to access this support will be released shortly.

Households who have provided their email address will have received an email regarding this fund. If you have already responded to the email, you don’t need to do anything else.

Initially we will be supporting families with children who currently receive assistance with Council Tax Support and/or Free School Meals over the October Half Term.

Each family will receive £15 per child will be paid directly into your bank account.

If Free School meals only are awarded then payment will only be made for those children in school.

This payment will be made directly to your bank account and we now need you to provide your bank information on the secure weblink below – please ensure to double check your account and sort code before submitting as we will be unable to reissue until returned by the Banking system.

https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus-covid-19/help-people-and-communities/household-support-fund

 

Harnessing Diversity Grant

We have put aside a modest sum, per annum, to fund small community activity/projects to promote diversity and community cohesion within Together Housing Group’s or Pendleton Together’s operating area.

The fund is open to residents, staff and members of the community. The minimum amount you can apply for is £100 and the maximum is £1,000. We can allocate no more than £10,000 of grant per year.

Who can apply?

Any group or organisation that operate and/or deliver projects within Together Housing’s or Pendleton Together’s area. Together Housing Group staff members who are not part of a formally constituted group can also apply.

Download full information and the Application Form :

Harnessing Diversity Grant Leaflet and Application Form blank

Apply for a Ward Forum Grant in North and East Halifax by November 26th

The second round of Ward Forum Grants is now open for applications.

Ward Forum Grants of up to £500 are available for projects that will benefit your ward area or local community. The deadline is Friday 26th November 2021.

 

If you need a grant for a Christmas celebration then a Ward Forum Grant could help.

 

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

Please ensure your application is thorough as insufficient information may result in your application being rejected.

If you have any questions about the Ward Forum grant process then please contact Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk who will give you the advice you need.

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.

Help and information:
t: 01422 252209.
e : Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk

VSI Alliance Update 08 October 2021

VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

VSI Alliance News & Events

Read the updates here

Welcome to this weeks’ VSI alliance News & Events. You will find jobs in the sector, training and events, news and updates from community and social enterprise groups. Take part in public consultations and find available funding for your organisation.

Read the updates here

 

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

VSI Alliance Update 01 October 2021

VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

VSI Alliance News & Events

Read the updates here

Welcome to this weeks’ VSI alliance News & Events. You will find jobs in the sector, training and events, news and updates from community and social enterprise groups. Take part in public consultations and find available funding for your organisation.

Read the updates here

 

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

Free webinar: Tap into free funding income October 18th

easyfundraising is a free to use fundraising platform which enables UK voluntary groups, CICs, social enterprises and charities to benefit from free donations from leading retailers.  We’ve enabled good causes to raise over £35m to date, including £4m in 2020 alone.

Come along to this informal lunchtime drop in session to find out your voluntary group, CIC, social enterprise, church, school, sports club or charity can benefit from unrestricted funding.

The session is free and in it I will explain how easyfundraising works, how to get started and how to make the most of it.

Becky from easyfundraising will talk through how your volunteers, staff and supporters can use the easyfundraising platform to raise donations for your organisation when they shop with thousands of leading retailers. Becky will demonstrate how it works, show you how to get started and answer any questions you might have.

With the Christmas shopping period just around the corner, this is a good opportunity to boost your funds. easyfundraising is free to use and is trusted by 170,000 good causes around the UK.

Places are limited so book your attendance now:

When: Monday 18th October 

Time: 12.30 

Register at: http://efraising.org/Au2BwAh6ZJ

easyfunding is partnered with several CVS organisations already. We’d be happy to share what we’re doing to help raise much needed funds in this tough climate to see if it could work for your organisation.

If you would like to know more about how we could work together to support organisations in your area, feel free to get in touch.

For more information, contact Becky:
ebecky@easyfundraising.org.uk
t : 01543 442315 / 07887 982549
wwww.easyfundraising.org.uk

 

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National Emergencies Trust – Funding Opportunity

CFFCCharities are being invited to apply for up to £10,000 in match-funding through a new £1.2m pot from the National Emergencies Trust.

The charity has launched its Local Action Fund to support community and voluntary organisations whose finances have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The NET said it would match donations up to a total of £10,000 per charity.

 

About CFFC

The Community Foundation for Calderdale supports hundreds of charities and voluntary groups across the borough, addressing inequalities and working together to help create opportunities for those that most need help.