Funding Opportunities for VCS Organisations by February 20th

Community Foundation for Calderdale would like to announce two available funding options become available for Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations across Calderdale.

Prince of Wales Charitable fund Grants up to 15K – Apply by February 20th

Grants of up to £15k are available from The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF) for organisations especially for projects in Education, Health and Wellbeing, Environment, Countryside, Social Inclusion, Heritage and Conservation. You need to apply by 20th February 2023. For more info, visit https://www.pwcf.org.uk/

Calderdale Cares grants up to £5K / £10K for VCS – Apply by February 23

Grants of up to £5k or £10k are available for VCS organisations to apply for who support residents in Calderdale to improve their health and wellbeing. Calderdale Cares Partnership has created a £180,000 fund which is being administered by the Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC).

Visit https://cffc.co.uk/vcs-support-fund/ for more info and to apply.

VSI Alliance Update 13 January 2023

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

Read the latest updates from the VSI alliance. You will find information on available funding, local events, consultations, job opportunities and volunteering options. The newsletter also highlights current campaigns and local organisations.

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.

Calderdale Council: Community Small Grants Scheme 

Calderdale community groups running events and projects to support local towns, people and the environment are invited to apply for grants from a £70,000 Council funding pot.

Grants to boost community projectsOne off grants up to £3000 from a £70,000 council funding pot Deadline to apply:  Monday 6th February 2023

Grants will be awarded to projects that help achieve the Council’s priorities to create strong, thriving towns and places, reduce inequalities and tackle the climate emergency. For more information please click here Click the button below and apply online before the deadline: 9am on 06/02/23. 

Apply for a grant

Apply for a Ward Forum Grant by March 10th!

The next round of Ward Forum Grants is now open for applications until
the 10th of March 2023.

Charitable organisations, school clubs, church clubs or other CICs based in the North and East Halifax can apply for a Ward Forum Grant of up to £500 to help towards maintenance, improvement, purchase of equipment or even to organise an event.

If you are based in the Lower Valley, contact the Calderdale Lower Valley neighbourhood team to find out about their grants scheme.

Do you need funding for a project or to carry out repairs work? If you are planning a community celebration or an experience, a £500 Ward forum grant may be helpful.

Community and not for profit organisations in the North and East of Halifax have used Ward Forum Grants to fund things from repairs, to gardening, to organising events and trips.

How to apply

For help at any stage of your application, please contact the Neighbourhood Team on 01422 252029 or email Tony : Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk

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 10th March 2023.

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.

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 https://halifaxnorthandeast.com/ward-forum-grants/apply/

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 252029.
email Tony : Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk

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

Meet the funder : Free funding webinar from easyfundraising – January 24th

Is your voluntary organisation looking for unrestricted funding? Come along to this informal session to find out how your voluntary group, CIC, social enterprise, church, school, sports club or charity can use the free easyfundraising platform to receive donations unrestricted funding when your volunteers, staff and supporters shop with leading retailers.

What to expect:

  • A live demonstration of how it works
  • Instructions on how to get your organisation set up
  • Tips on how to raise as much as possible
  • A Q&A session with Community Fundraising Manager Becky Coleman

Date: Tuesday 24th January

Time: 12.30 – 1.15pm

Register to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAud-qvpjoqE9R9GDQHnF1Q8600l2YsbdUk

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

easyfundraising offer to run exclusive sessions just for your organisations/members. To find out more, contact Becky Coleman

The Locala Community Fund 2022/23 open for applications!

Every year, The Locala Community Fund donates at least £10,000 to community, third sector and charity organisations in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Stockport and Tameside who apply for up to £1500 to support their projects.

In January 2022, The Locala Community Fund donated over £43,000 to 30 community groups.

The Community Fund is part of our social enterprise commitment investing any profits back into services or community projects and helps projects that support Locala’s Better Lives Strategy and contribute towards one or more of our Social Value Pledges.

Any such groups in North and East Halifax who could benefit from a Community Fund grant can submit an application.

More information and the application form can be found here: https://www.locala.org.uk/get-involved/community-fund

Please note submissions to the Community Fund will close on 27 January 2023 at 5pm.

Boost your organisation’s earnings with easyfundraising

What are your fundraising goals this year? A new project? Improved facilities? Core costs? Volunteer training? Whatever you need funding for, make sure fundraising platform easyfundraising is a part of your strategy. easyfundraising enables voluntary and third sector organisations to benefit from cashback donations when their supporters shop online.

easyfundraising has been helping good causes benefit from free funding from online shopping since 2007. Over £43m has been raised for good causes and charities across the UK, and your organisation can be a part of it too.

easyfundraising partners with 7,300 online retailers that will donate a percentage of what a shopper spends with them back to your organisation at no extra cost to anyone. Retailers include everyday favourites like Amazon, eBay, Boots, and Argos, department stores like John Lewis, M&S, Debenhams, and House of Fraser, supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons, home improvement retailers such as B&Q, Dunelm, Wickes and Homebase, fashion brands like ASOS, Very, H&M, Boden and Clarks – and many more.

Hope Pastures in Leeds have raised over £3,500 so far and say easyfundraising is the helping hand that allows them to fundraise easily for their essential needs: The money has helped with the direct costs of looking after our rescue cases, for example the feed bills which are always higher in the winter. I would advise other causes to join easyfundraising. It is easy for supporters to use.”

Free to register and use, signing up to easyfundraising is a great way to create a continuous stream of income, which complements your existing activities to make 2022 your best fundraising year yet.

Find out more here