Vote for Representatives on the Small Grants Panel

Calderdale Council thanks all those who nominated candidates to serve on the Small Grants Panel for the next three years, and who will help to distribute £70,000 to voluntary and community projects to deliver Vision 2024

The representatives on the Panel will be elected through a simple voting system. Your organisation can vote for the nominee you want to see in each category.

There are three different categories of organisations: groups which represent communities of interest, community groups and other. There has been only one nomination for the communities of interest category so you won’t need to vote in that category.

You can vote in each of the other two categories. You can vote up to two separate times on the ballot form:

  • Once for the representative from a community group with an annual income under £20,000 and no paid staff
  • Once for the representative of the “other” category, which includes all other types of group

The ballot form can be found on the web page https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/community-and-living/grants/grants-voluntary-organisations/small-grants-scheme/panel.

After you have made your choice(s) you should press the submit button and your vote will automatically be sent to our inbox.

The deadline for voting is Friday 5 April, 5:00pm. The votes will then be counted and the results will appear on the Council web page shortly afterwards.

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

Would you like to help give away £70,000 to voluntary and community groups in Calderdale?

Calderdale Council’s Small Grants scheme gives away small grants of up to £3,000 to voluntary and community groups all over Calderdale. This year we are giving away £70,000 to a range of community initiatives and voluntary sector projects.

These grants are awarded through a Small Grants Panel, made up of Calderdale Councillors and representatives from voluntary groups, community groups and groups which represent communities of interest.

These voluntary and community sector representatives are appointed for two years, and we are now inviting nominations for representatives to serve on the Community Grants Panel from April 2016 to March 2018. Each organisation can nominate one person as a representative.

If you feel that you or someone else in your organisation would like to be a member of the Small Grants Panel, and you have not already received a nomination form, please contact the Grants team via email to grants@calderdale.gov.uk

Deadline for nominations is Monday 22 February, following this if more than three nominations are received we will go to a ballot, with the successful new Panel members announced in April 2016.

If you have any questions around the Small Grants Panel or Small Grants Scheme please contact Steve Martin on 01422 392317.

Community Grants Panel Ballot Results

Calderdale Council wishes to thank all the organisations who took part in the Small Grants Panel Ballot. The votes have provided a conclusive result and a warm welcome is given to the following Panel representatives:

  • Communities of Interests Representative: Mr. Mohammed Rahoof of Queens Road Youth Association
  • Community Groups Representative: Mr. Brian Mansfield of Elland & District Partnership
  • Other Voluntary Organisations Representative: Mrs. Pat Akerman of Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees

If you have any queries regarding the Small Grants Scheme please contact Sarah J Barker on 01422 392318 or Steve Martin on 01422 392317