easyfundraising Advent Calendar is back!

easyfundraising is spreading some Christmas cheer to the third sector by giving away £5,000 in their Advent Calendar giveaway. To get involved, sign your organisation up to easyfundraising and you can be a part of 25 days of advent fun and create an easy and accessible fundraising option your volunteers and the local community can get behind. Every time they open the daily door, your organisation gets an entry into the big Christmas Day prize to win £5,000.

Find out more here:  https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/community

Last year’s winner (Wiltshire WI) said: “This money has been a blessing for us. Like most organisations, we have suffered due to the pandemic, and the prize has enabled us to continue to bring women together, to gain new skills, and to campaign on issues close to our hearts.”

A new Calderdale Cost of Living Fund for VCSE organisations

There is £226,950 available for local community and voluntary groups based in Calderdale, with contributions from

  • Calderdale Council
  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority via the Mayor’s Cost of Living Emergency Fund
  • Community Foundation for Calderdale.

This funding is designed to help local voluntary and community groups continue to support people in need throughout Winter as the demand for services rises.

There are 3 strands to the funding – emergency support, prevention (warm & welcoming spaces) and building resilience. These strands have been brought together in to one fund to try and reduce the amount of time local groups spend on writing applications.

You’ll find all the details in the guidance but here is an ‘at a glance’ table showing the key elements of the Calderdale Cost of Living Fund:

Please note, the majority of funds need to be spent by end March 2023 as the focus for the fund is supporting Calderdale residents through the Winter.

You can apply for one, two or all three strands of funding if your organisation is eligible.

Click below to apply online before the closing date for applications on Friday 9th December 10am.

 Click here to apply to the Calderdale Cost of Living Fund

These funds may be of interest particularly organisations who offer warm and welcoming spaces.

   

Individual Hardship Funds list of funding and support resources

The following lists of organisations may be able to offer help and support to those struggling with the cost of living.

Please note, you can only apply to some of those through a charity or a supporting organisation. If you are receiving help, please pass this information to your adviser.

Crisis Support Funding for Organisationsand Individuals 2022 (DOC)

Individual Hardship Funds (PDF)

Grants of up to £10,000 from the Ovenden Wind Farm Fund November 18

The Community Foundation for Calderdale have launched the Ovenden Wind Farm Fund and are inviting Not-for-profit organisations to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 for general charitable purposes to groups operating or delivering within a 7.5km radius of the Wind Farm (HX2 7UA). The Ovenden Moor Wind Farm Fund is being managed by CFFC on behalf of Yorkshire Wind Power Ltd (YWPL).

For more details about the eligibility criteria and to apply by 18th November 202”, please visit https://cffc.co.uk/ovenden-moor-wind-farm-fund/

Apply for a Ward Forum Grant by October 28th !

It’s the most busiest time of the year with celebrations and event planning, from Halloween and Bonfire to Remembrance Sunday and of course, Christmas and New Year!

Is your organisation planning on doing something? If you are based in the North and East Halifax, a Ward Forum Grant could help!

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.

The Halifax Boys Brigade used a Ward Forum Grant towards their adventure trip to Bournemouth

How to apply

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 28th October 2022.

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.

CFFC launches new programme of funding for Youth Social Action

CFFC is proud to be distributing the latest round of #iwill funding in Calderdale made possible thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund and DCMS.

Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to fund projects to inspire10–14-year-olds to get involved in social action.

Examples of projects funded in earlier funding rounds include intergenerational volunteering programmes, environmental initiatives and involving young people in the design and delivery of community activities.

Visit https://cffc.co.uk/iwill-2022/ for more information.

Mayor of West Yorkshire urges community organisations to apply for biggest funding pot yet

Groups across West Yorkshire that are helping to end the scourge of violence in the region are being urged to step forward and apply for the Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund.

Application Deadline November 11

West Yorkshire Mayor, Tracy Brabin, has made £350,000 available to voluntary and community groups, charities, and partners with an innovative project that will make their local area safer.This is the largest round of the Safer Communities Fund which has supported projects to the tune of £4.3 million since 2014. It will focus on ‘Safer Places and Thriving Communities’ and the Mayor is welcoming applications from projects that address anti-social behaviour, serious violence including knife crime, drug misuse, hate crime, road safety and more.The Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund is financed by money from criminal activities recovered by police and prosecutors under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Through the fund, this money is used for projects that aim to make their communities a safer and better place.Recognising the financial challenges many organisations are currently facing, the Mayor has increased the amount of funding a project can apply for, from £6,000 to £8,000. Organisations have until 11th November to get their bids in for funding.Speaking about the opening, Mayor Brabin said: “I am determined to end the scourge of violence on the streets of West Yorkshire – whether that is hate crimes, county lines gangs exploiting our children or violence against women and girls. This has no place in our society.“That’s why we are providing vital money to organisations that are helping to build a safe, just, and inclusive region.“I encourage anyone with a project that aims to make their local area safer to apply.”West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable John Robins QPM DL, said: “The Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund is an excellent way for local groups, projects and organisations to make use of cash we have seized from criminals, so it is put back into the hands of people who want to make their community a better place.“I welcome the opening of the latest grant round and would urge anyone with a community-based initiative to consider applying for this funding, so it can be used to address local issues and make our neighbourhoods safer.”This announcement comes after the Mayor and her Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Alison Lowe OBE, awarded funds to 61 innovative projects from across West Yorkshire.Some of the latest projects to receive this funding include drugs intervention and prevention workshops for men and boys in Bradford, weekly self-defence and fitness classes for women in Kirklees, and a programme for young offenders, combining rehabilitation with horsemanship, in Leeds.This latest grant round of the Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund is open until 11th November 2022, 12pm (noon). Organisations can apply for grants of up to £8000 for projects that align with the Mayor’s Police and Crime Plan.For more information about the fund, including how to apply, visit https://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/policing-and-crime/mayor-s-safer-communities-fund.