Grants of up to £5,000 to eligible Voluntary Sector organisations 

Grants of up to £5,000 to eligible Voluntary Sector organisations who are looking to trial a new idea or project or continue existing projects especially around

1) homelessness and housing
2) poverty and disadvantage
3) mental health and wellbeing
4) community cohesion.

Visit https://cffc.co.uk/general-grants-round-2022-2/ for full information and application criteria

Application Deadline: 31st October 2022

Healthy Holidays Calderdale 2022 Applications are now open

Calderdale Council are launching the Healthy Holidays Calderdale 2022 applications process, working in partnership with Community Foundation for Calderdale.

Guidelines and supporting documents for interested applicants can be found here: https://cffc.co.uk/our-grants/

You can apply by clicking here: Healthy Holidays Calderdale 2022 Registration and the deadline for applications is Monday 28th February 5pm.

Partnership invests £1million to help keep thousands of people warm

West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP) is investing £1millon to help keep people warm this winter, so they can live a long, healthy life.

The funding will support affordable warmth by increasing low-income households’ energy efficiency rating, giving advice on reducing their energy bills, and helping people access additional support they are entitled to.

The  Partnership of NHS, local councils, housing associations and the voluntary community social enterprise sector is working across Bradford district and Craven, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield. The funding aims to benefit people, through a boost to existing projects such as home insulation, boiler repairs, financial savings and benefits advice and heating grants, with the aim of reducing health risks associated with poor housing and cold homes.

Across West Yorkshire 169,000 households, 18% of the 2.4 million people (Source Gov.UK Sub-regional fuel poverty data 2021), are having a difficult choice to make on whether to spend money on fuel or food – all influenced by a household’s income, energy efficiency and costs.

The impact of cold homes is estimated to cost the NHS £2billion every year in England and Wales, with people needing extra care from their GP and hospitals for illnesses such as heart attacks and stroke, respiratory illness, falls, hypothermia and influenza during – for example, hospital admissions for COPD are four times more likely in winter months.

Whilst the greatest impact of winter deaths is in the elderly, it happens across all ages, with people living in poorer communities more likely to be affected. It impacts on their mental health and wellbeing, as well as their children’s health, for example asthma and bronchitis.

Rob Webster, CEO-Designate for WY HCP said: ‘Once again our partnership is investing in prevention, this time to support people who will experience fuel poverty, and struggle to keep warm. We have made a pledge that no one living across West Yorkshire should suffer due to fuel poverty. This funding will help our efforts, and benefit thousands of people who are eligible for support, as well as those at increased risk of hospitalisation during winter because of their fuel circumstances’.

Robin Tuddenham, CEO for Calderdale Council, Chief Officer for Calderdale Commissioning Group and Co-Chair of WY HCP Improving Population Health said: ‘We are seeing increasing challenges for people in being able to afford fuel costs at this time when lack of warmth has a hugely negative impact on health and wellbeing. This is even before the large increases in fuel prices expected next year. We are working with those most affected to enable keep their homes warm, and to manage the impact of these costs with practical support and access to financial assistance through our voluntary and community sector. I welcome this funding from the Health and Care Partnership as we play our part in mitigating the devastating impacts of fuel poverty on health’.

Dr James Thomas, WY HCP Chair of the Clinical Forum, Clinical Lead for Bradford District Clinical Commissioning Group and Co-Chair of WY HCP Improving Population Health said:’ This is all about identifying people who are most at risk so that we can support and avoid the need for urgent care services. Social prescribers working with GP practice are an important part of the work, as they work alongside people to look at their wider health and wellbeing needs.’

Dr Sohail Abbas, a Bradford GP and WY HCP Chair of the Health Inequalities Network said:

‘Many people in West Yorkshire are spending a disproportionate amount of their income on energy bills. The impact of winter and cold homes on people health is well known and the pandemic has seen many families who could previously afford fuel now struggling, with many not knowing about the different benefits and grants available to help. We need to go upstream and tackle the causes of ill health and do all we can together to support our population’.

The next steps are to distribute funding to the West Yorkshire local places to increase resource allocations for targeted winter warmth initiatives.

Illingworth Morrisons support Mothershare community food bank

When next you visit your local Morrisons in Illingworth, or if you just happen to drop by, spend a minute on their Local Community Giving Tree Supporting Food Poverty with some remarkably novel baubles.

Each bauble represents a different donation amount.

Pick up a bauble of your chosen donation amount, then scan the barcode at the checkouts with your shopping.

Your generous donation will be passed on to Mothershare, our local community group food bank.

General Grants from CFFC – second round

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

Full info and deadlines: https://cffc.co.uk/general-grants-round-2020-21/

With regard to General Grant applications, CFFC will prioritise applications which contribute to the Foundation’s strategic priorities, these are:

For 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.

CFFC is especially interested to understand how proposals will help the communities of Calderdale recover form Covid and keep Covid safe. We will be looking for information about this in your application and will score higher those applications which make this clear.

You can contact the Grants Team for further information and advice on 01422 349700 grants@cffc.co.uk

Who can apply?

  • Constituted voluntary, community and faith groups run for and by local people (Note: Individuals cannot apply)
  • Registered charities and groups with charitable purposes working in Calderdale, (including Charitable Incorporated Organisations, IPS etc)
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs) who do not, and cannot, pay dividends (see below for further criteria for CiCs and Social Enterprises)
  • Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) whose Governance documents include a clear community benefit clause, open membership and an asset lock
  • Schools (except private, fee charging schools), whether part of the Local Authority or direct funded in some way, to apply for grants for activities which are clearly extra-curricular. NB Schools must be able to provide the documentation required.

 

 

Calderdale Anti-Poverty Partnership Online Event – 4th November

Last chance to book for the Calderdale Anti-Poverty Partnership: Next Steps for Early Years in Calderdale – Online Event – 4th November – #AntiPovertyCalderdale

 

**BOOK BY THIS FRIDAY VIA EVENTBRITE**

The Anti-Poverty Partnership Action Plan brings together our collective efforts to improve the life chances of those affected by poverty in Calderdale. The Anti-Poverty Partnership has chosen to host an online event on poverty and the early years. An opportunity to be involved in the starting well and family journey work.

Please share using the hashtag #AntiPovertyCalderdale. We hope you can make it. Please share the invitation with colleagues and partners who may be interested in attending the event.

All places must be booked by Friday 22nd October 2021.
The event will take place on Zoom and the link will be sent out with the agenda.

Date and time: Thursday, 4 November 2021 at 13:00 – 15:00 GMT

Location: Online Event – ZOOM

Register HERE

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