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.”

*CALL TO ACTION* VSI Alliance VCSE Winter Directory 2022/23

The VSI Alliance are producing a Calderdale Winter Directory of all the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector support and services available to individuals over the Winter months.  This may be promoting part of your regular service delivery or it may be Winter specific work the VCSE are providing.As examples, the Winter Directory is aiming to include information on Mental Health Support, Wellbeing Sessions, Physical Activity, Food Support Services, Social Groups etc.The directory has a very tight turnaround to collate the information so apologies for the short deadline for information. To include your organisation or specific service, please complete the Microsoft Form via the link below by Friday 2nd December 2022.https://forms.office.com/r/W1DWrhUupgIf you wish to discuss further, please email emma.worsley@cvac.org.uk 

3 month follow up – VCSE Sector Financial Sustainability Survey November 14

In August 2022, the VSI Alliance gathered initial feedback and insight on the financial sustainability of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) Sector in Calderdale.  The information was then presented at the Calderdale Collaborative Community Partnership Board (3CPB), part of Calderdale Cares.

Thank you to all who participated in the first survey.  We have now launched a 3 month follow-up survey including questions on the impact of the cost of living crisis and staffing and recruitment in the VCSE Sector.

The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes and we’d really appreciate your input to help contribute to as big a picture as possible about the current financial situation for our sector.

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ZHI3J2/

The deadline for submissions is Monday 14th November.

3 month follow up – VCSE Sector Financial Sustainability Survey

In August 2022, the VSI Alliance gathered initial feedback and insight on the financial sustainability of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) Sector in Calderdale.  The information was then presented at the Calderdale Collaborative Community Partnership Board (3CPB), part of Calderdale Cares.

Thank you to all who participated in the first survey.  We have now launched a 3 month follow-up survey including questions on the impact of the cost of living crisis and staffing and recruitment in the VCSE Sector.

The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes and we’d really appreciate your input to help contribute to as big a picture as possible about the current financial situation for our sector.

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ZHI3J2/

The deadline for submissions is Monday 14th November.

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.

Have you booked your place on the CFFC Membership Event?

You’re invited to our relaunch event at Berties, Elland

on Wednesday 28th September 2022


Members and 
Non- Members are all warmly welcomed 

Wednesday 28th September
12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

Berties, Brook Street
Elland, HX5 9AW

 

We are going through a lot of change at the moment. We have a new Prime Minister. We have a new King. There is uncertainty about the cost of living crisis and how it will effect us.

Come along and join a group of like-minded people who want to see Calderdale thrive and be a great place to live and work at our membership event. You will feel supported and I’m pretty sure will leave having had a great time.

You’re invited to the official launch of our membership club. This is a monthly networking event for like minded people who support CFFC so we can connect people who care with local causes that matter. There will be open networking and a buffet lunch provided.

We are planning on having monthly events and will choose locations throughout the borough.

Register your free place here

Things have changed a lot over the last few years. Everyone wants more bang for their buck when they spend money, and membership is no different. If you want to get your Return on Investment from being a member, we can help you with that. If you want to know what your membership is being spent on, we can help with that too. If you want to feel connected with your community and help Calderdale thrive, well we can help with that too.

Let’s cut to the chase, so how much will it cost you?

There are different levels of membership, you can choose the one that’s right for you:

Voluntary / Not for profit Organisations : £10 per year

Friend of the Foundation – Individuals or small businesses / sole traders: 

£120 annually or £10 per month.

Foundation Club Members : £600 annually or £50 per month

There are many benefits to being a CFFC Member, including:

  • Monthly networking events
  • Certificate of membership (which looks good in your reception or office)
  • Being part of a group of people who care about their community and want to be part of something bigger making a difference
  • Supporting the Foundation so we can give out grants and continue our role to connect people and create a positive impact in our community in the 5 areas we have as priorities
  • The opportunity to show your support for an issue you care about
  • Invited to our AGM
  • The opportunity to engage with the issues you care about and be connected with volunteering or fundraising opportunities
  • Logo to use on your website, email signature, and social media
  • Invite to social events
  • Receive our Annual Report
  • 1 to 1 meeting so we can connect and introduce you to people
  • Listed in our online directory

100% of every membership fee goes towards making grants for one of the priorities you choose.

Plus, if you are a Foundation Club Member or a Friend of the Foundation in the first year we will match fund your membership to double the amount going towards making grants. If you are a Foundation Club member, your membership fee is £600 so £1200 will go towards grants and if you are a Friend of the Foundation, your membership fee is £120 so £240 will go towards making grants.

If you would like to become a member now, here is the link to complete the application form.

Click here to find out more about applying to become a member

It would be lovely to see you at the official relaunch and I hope you will be able to join us!

Register your free place here

CFFC Foundation Club Networking Event August 31st

You’re invited to the monthly Foundation Club Membership Event

Members and Non- Members are all warmly welcomedWednesday 31st August 2022 1.00 pm to 3.00 pmThe Room, Town Hall Dental, The Old Town Hall, Thornton Square
Brighouse HD6 1EA

Join the Calderdale business community to find out more about the Foundation Club at this monthly membership event

This summer, we are relaunching our membership club. We held a successful event last month at Hebden Bridge Town Hall where 40+ like minded people who also support CFFC came together to network.

We are planning on having monthly events to bring people together and connect and will move venue each month to spread the events throughout the borough.

If you haven’t already booked your place, I’m inviting you to come and join us at this free event and to find out more about supporting us so that we can support Not-for-Profit Organisations in Calderdale. There will be a couple of short speeches, but in the main it’s open networking so you can get to know other members over a cuppa and a biscuit.

Register your free place here

If you would like to become a member now, here is the link to complete the application form.

Click here to find out more about applying to become a member

There are different levels of membership, you can choose the one that’s right for you:

Voluntary Organisations

£10 per year for Not-for-Profit organisations

Friend of the Foundation

£120 annually or £10 per month for individuals or small businesses/sole traders

Foundation Club Members

£600 annually or £50 per month

There are many benefits to joining the Foundation Club, including:

  • Being part of a group of people who care about their community and want to be part of something bigger making a difference
  • Supporting the Foundation so we can give out grants and continue our role to connect people and create a positive impact in our community in the 5 areas we have as priorities
  • The opportunity to show your support for an issue they care about
  • Monthly networking events
  • The opportunity to engage with the issues you care about and be connected with volunteering or fundraising opportunities
  • Certificate of membership
  • Logo to use on your website, email signature, and social media
  • Invite to social events
  • Receive our Annual Report
  • Invited to our AGM
  • 1 to 1 meeting as connectors and convenors to introduce you to people
  • Listed in our online directory

If you are a Foundation Club Member or a Friend of the Foundation, 100% of your membership fee goes towards making grants for one of the priorities you choose. Plus, in the first year we will match fund your membership to double the amount going towards making grants. If you are a Foundation Club member, your membership fee is £600 so £1200 will go towards grants and if you are a Friend of the Foundation, your membership fee is £120 so £240 will go towards making grants.

 

Book your place for the Networking event and meet other people who care about causes in Calderdale : Register your free place here