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.

VCS Peer Support Webinar 5th October

VCS Peer Support Webinar

Tuesday 5th October 2021 3pm – 5pm

This month, we will be joined by Jag & Cheryl from the National Association of Primary Care to discuss the health confidence question which may be beneficial to voluntary & community organisations to use to demonstrate the impact of health interventions and support future initiatives.

We will also be joined by Hilary Turley from All 1 Collective + Lab leading an open discussion around climate change. There will be additional information from Community Foundation for Calderdale about the Climate Emergency/Carbon Zero Fund.

Eventbrite link here:

Calderdale Community Champions – Nominate a Local Hero!

Nominations are Open for Calderdale Community Champions 

The Community Foundation for Calderdale are proud to announce that nominations are open for the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards which will be held at The Venue, Barkisland on 25th November 2021 celebrating the Not-for-profit sector in our borough.

Whether you want to nominate a new organisation, a brilliant marketing or fundraising campaign, right through to a young community champion, or volunteer, there are lots of different categories. We encourage you to visit and look at the categories and nominate someone who deserves to be thanked for their contribution to our community.

Grants of up to £5,000 for community groups from CFFC

CFFCCommunity groups are invited to apply for up to £5,000 funding in the new general grants round including the Full Circle Fund

The Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) have launched their general grants round for organisations and community groups to apply for up to £5,000 to make a difference in Calderdale.

Local business Full Circle Funerals have set up a fund with CFFC and together with their fund and money from CFFC, we are able to make grants available to not-for-profit organisations of up to £5,000. You can apply for funding if you are a new organisation, wanting to trial a new project, or continue with an existing project.

We are particularly interested in receiving your application for a grant if you project will contribute to working around homelessness and housing, poverty and disadvantage, community cohesion, mental health and well being.

As we come out of lockdown, this general grants round will be appealing for people wanting to trial new projects to make a difference to our community.

Steve Duncan, CEO of the Community Foundation for Calderdale explained, “Listening to what is happening on the ground, there is a large demand for funding and we anticipate that this grant will be very popular and we will receive a lot of applications. We are glad that we are in a position where we can match generous donors to help get the money where it is needed most so that Not For Profit organisations can re-establish themselves and recover to deliver vital work helping our community.”

Sarah Jones, founder of Full Circle Funerals in Crossley Hill, said: “Communities everywhere are going to need extra help as we emerge from the pandemic.

“We invite groups to get in touch with the Community Foundation to apply for the financial support they need to put their plans and ideas into action so that we can rebuild together.”

To apply, visit


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.

CFFC General Grants Fund Open and Informal Session


Community Foundation for Calderdale launched their general grants programme with grants of up to £5000 are available.


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

With regard to 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.


Zoom Informal Session

You can join their information session on Tuesday 17th August at 1pm, on Zoom to find out more.

Here is the Zoom link to the session:


For more information, including application process and specific guidelines visit

General Grants Round 2020-21 – Community Foundation For Calderdale (


Join the fun this summer and enjoy a Healthy Holiday!

If your child is eligible for free school meals through qualifying benefits, they may be able to access a fully funded holiday place during the school holidays this summer.

Calderdale Healthy Holidays programme provides enriching activities, delicious nutritious meals and a chance for young people to meet new friends in a safe & fun environment, during the school holidays!

Please discuss needs of your child with providers.


  • Tumble TAGS Summer Camps
  • Cricket Activity Camp – Illingworth
  • The Brooksbank School Summer Camp

and many more!

For the full, continuously updated list of activities, click here: Calderdale Healthy Holidays

£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