VSI Alliance Event – ESF Community Grants Meet the Funder Event 

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

ESF Community Grants Meet the Funder Event 

Grants of £5,000 – £20,000 available in West Yorkshire 

  • Are you a small or voluntary organisation?
  • Do you deliver in West Yorkshire?
  • Do you work with unemployed people in your local area?

Grants are available to fund your project. 

Thursday 5th March, 9.30am – 2.30pm
VAC Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5AY 

 
9:30-11.00am: Drop in for any organisation
11.00am-1:30pm: 1-to-1 appointment (book a 20 minute slot to discuss the fund)
1:30pm-2:30pm: Drop in for any organisation

To book a slot please contact Anushka: anushka.vinales@groundwork.org.uk or 0113 238 060

Find out more:
www.groundwork.org.uk/esfcommunitygrants | ESF.Grants@groundwork.org.uk | 0121 236 8565

ESF Community Grants are funded by the European Social Fund, co-financed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, and delivered in partnership with Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership.

Community Grants from Tesco Bags of Help and Groundwork

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from plastic carrier bag sales is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.

Projects that bring benefit to their community will get the green light – these range from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces to buying new equipment, training coaches or volunteers, and hosting community events.

The grants will be administered by Groundwork which  is an environmental charity who work across the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face. By bringing people and the environment together with practical local action.

How the Grant Process Works

Nominate local projects or apply for funding
Tesco is encouraging community groups and charities to apply for a grant. They’re also asking customers to nominate local projects that they’d like to see receive some cash. Find out more by visiting Groundwork Tesco Bags of Help.

Customers vote
Three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in stores across England, Scotland and Wales, with the projects changing every other month. Each time you shop you will be offered a blue token at the checkout and be able to vote for your favourite project.

Grants are awarded
At the end of the voting period, all three projects will receive funding in each local area. The amount of funding available for individual local projects will range from £1,000 to £4,000 – keep a look out for the results in store and online.

You can see some of the local groups that have already received grant funding from Bags of Help by visiting the interactive map at https://www.tesco.com/carrier-bags/

To apply visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp and complete an application form.

Calderdale Community Grants Schemes – Deadline 1 February

The Council runs two grants schemes for community organisations based in Calderdale.

The closing date for complete applications for both funds is Thursday 1st February 2018.

The Community Small Grants scheme gives out one-off grants of up to £3,000 for voluntary and community sector projects that help achieve the Council’s ambition of making Calderdale a clean, safe, attractive and thriving area for people to live in, work in or visit.

The Community Festivals and Events Fund supports groups that are organising cultural events and festivals across Calderdale, with the aim to get more local people involved in the arts, and attract visitors to our towns and villages. A maximum award of £5,000 will be made to any individual Festival or Event.

There is also a specific pot of money within this fund for organisations that are proposing Festivals and Events following the Boxing Day floods. The aim is to celebrate all that’s great about Calderdale, sending out a clear message that it’s open for business. It is part of the Council’s continued work to help residents and businesses get back on their feet by boosting tourism, trade and morale

To be eligible to apply for any of these grants your organisation must:
• Be a voluntary, community or faith group
• Be properly constituted
• Have a bank account in the name of the organisation
• Be open and accessible to the community you serve
• Have a planned approach to safeguarding issues, if you are working with children, young people and vulnerable adults

The closing date for complete applications for both funds is Thursday 1st February 2018.

For further details visit the Grants pages on Festivals and Events and the Small Grants Scheme or email grants@calderdale.gov.uk

Community Grants Panel Ballot Results

The Small Grants Panel Ballot has now taken place and the votes have provided a conclusive result with a warm welcome given to the following Panel representatives:

Communities of Interests Representative:
Pat Akerman of Heath Stroke Club Care Services

Community Groups Representative:
Brian Mansfield of Elland & District Partnership

Other Voluntary Organisations Representative:
Susan Thorpe of Citizens Advice Calderdale

If you have any queries regarding the Small Grants Scheme please contact Steve Martin on 01422 392317

The next deadline for Small Grants (up to £3000) and Community Festival & Events Fund (up to £5000) is Tuesday 3 May 2016. Information and application forms can be found at https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/community/grants/voluntarygroups/index.html

Community Grants deadlines – 1 February

Is your organisation looking for funding for an event or equipment? Monday 1 February is the next deadline for the Council’s Community Small Grants Scheme and Community Festivals and Events Fund.

Calderdale-based voluntary, community or faith groups can apply for up to £3,000 from the Small Grants Scheme, and up to £5,000 from the Festivals & Events Fund. You will need to provide signed copies of your most recent annual accounts and an eligible constitution; if you work with children or vulnerable adults you will also need to provide a copy of your safeguarding policy.

In the past the schemes have supported youth groups, sports clubs, and community centres, as well as major festivals and events throughout the Borough.

For further information and application packs visit the grants webpages or phone Steve on 01422 392317.

Grants of up to £1000 for community projects

community grantsAre you part of a group of residents or a community group who has a burning ambition to get a project off the ground but don’t have the money to make it happen?

If so, we may be able to help fund groups that want to make a difference to their neighbourhoods by giving money from our Community Grants which are considered during the year by our Area Committee Panels.

Pennine Housing has grants of up to £1000 available for local groups to apply for – you don’t have to be a Pennine Housing tenant to apply for one and you can apply at any time throughout the year so why not request an application form today!

To request an application form or for more information please contact one of our Resident Involvement Officers below:

Mohammed Daji – Tel: 01484 824313 – mohammed.daji@togetherhousing.co.uk