Carer-Focussed Rapid-Learning Pandemic Legacy Projects – Up to £10k by 31st January



Carer-Focussed Rapid-Learning Pandemic Legacy Projects – Up to 10k Available for Successful Projects – Deadline Monday 31st January at 17:00!

The Commitment to Carers Programme team of NHS England & NHS Improvement is looking forward to receiving project bids from Voluntary Sector organisations on the theme of capturing learning and best practice around supporting unpaid carers / family members during the COVID pandemic response, including increasing uptake of vaccination of unpaid carers.

Our belief is that there have been innovative approaches developed at a local/ community level for which some funding will help to evaluate, sustain, communicate and spread best practices for wider benefit and inform and embed more collaborative ways of working going forward.

Submission deadline: 17.00hrs Monday 31st January 2022. 

For More Information – Click Here to Download the Supporting Document!Click Here to Download the Project Bid Form! If you have any queries email: and put NHS E&I Carer Spring 2022 Project in the subject line for easy identification.

Let’s Create Jubilee Fund open to applications

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Arts Council England are investing £5million into a new programme distributed by UK Community Foundations.

This fund is aimed at groups and organisations wanting to present creative events celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.

Application deadline is February 28th.


Further guidance UK Community Foundations website

Ward Forum Grants available in North and East Halifax by March 24th

The next round of Ward Forum Grants for the North and East of Halifax is open.

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 24th March 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

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 252209.
email Tony :
or Heather :

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

Happy Birthday Staying Well !

It’s been 7 years since Staying Well was formed and whilst they tiptoed around their birthday, we’d like to give them a round of applause for bringing a valuable service to Calderdale!

Staying Well has been a warm, caring hand, reaching out to those who have found themselves isolated.

During the last months that are slowly but surely turning to years, amidst Covid uncertainty and consecutive lockdowns, their telephone befriending service has been an infallible presence for many, helping out with practical support, finding social outlets where available and being a much needed listening ear.

To celebrate their birthday, Staying Well would like to roll out their new, practical support Community Fund which is open to applications!

This fund is aimed to starting and existing organisations, targeting loneliness and social isolation, particularly delivering services for COVID support.

For more information on the Staying Well Community fund, contact the team on

We do believe that sometimes all you need is a cuppa and a chat.

With today’s brew, let’s have a slice of cake as well and spare a moment to wish Staying Well a Happy Birthday!

For you are jolly good fellows!

Calderdale VSI Alliance Specialist Support Grants

Grants of up to £2,000 are now available for voluntary organisations in Calderdale for technical professional support to address a skills or knowledge gap in the organisation or address an immediate need for technical input to advance a project or service.

This fund cannot be used for ongoing revenue, staff costs, core activities, events, or capital work.Organisations wishing to apply to the fund should contact Cassandra Walker: or 07955 364192 to discuss their project.

If eligible, you will be issued an application form.

Find Out More Here

Household support fund grants by December 2nd

Are you a Not-for-profit organisation who are supporting people and families who are vulnerable and are facing hardship this Winter?

The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) has provided councils with funds to offer direct support to households facing hardship this Winter.

These grants are for organisations who help people keep warm, clean, and fed this Winter.

The objective of the Household Support Fund is to provide support to vulnerable households in most need of support this winter as the economy recovers.

The fund should primarily offer food and energy support but also provision has been made to support households in need of other essentials e.g. blankets, toiletries, bills, fuel.

Grants are available on a sliding scale depending on how many people you are supporting and applications need to be in by 2nd December 2021.

For full details about this fund, application process and more winter support options, visit

GVC Fund – Community Foundation For Calderdale

What is the GVC Fund?

The Community Foundation for Calderdale is a member of UKCF , which has committed to working with GVC Holdings on a five-year grantmaking programme focussed on community sport and physical/mental health, in particular for young men.

In Calderdale this programme aims to support local communities and projects, with grants of up to £5k with a focus on sports and healthy activity projects, and those that support men’s health.

Read more about the GVC Fund :


This programme aims to support local communities and projects but will not work directly with young people.   Priority will be given to small, locally based organisations in areas of disadvantage, run by people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with and that have a clear understanding of the needs they are supporting. This can also include “Communities of Interest” which cover a wider geographical area. Groups can apply for up to 50% of the grant as core costs and the remainder as project delivery costs.


  • Men’s health projects
  • Community sport activities
  • Men’s Sheds

Find out more here :