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

VSI Alliance Event – ESF Community Grants Meet the Funder Event 

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

ESF Community Grants Meet the Funder Event 

Grants of £5,000 – £20,000 available in West Yorkshire 

  • Are you a small or voluntary organisation?
  • Do you deliver in West Yorkshire?
  • Do you work with unemployed people in your local area?

Grants are available to fund your project. 

Thursday 5th March, 9.30am – 2.30pm
VAC Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5AY 

9:30-11.00am: Drop in for any organisation
11.00am-1:30pm: 1-to-1 appointment (book a 20 minute slot to discuss the fund)
1:30pm-2:30pm: Drop in for any organisation

To book a slot please contact Anushka: or 0113 238 060

Find out more: | | 0121 236 8565

ESF Community Grants are funded by the European Social Fund, co-financed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, and delivered in partnership with Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership.

Tesco Bags of Help Programme Open to Applications

Tesco offers grants through its Bags of Help Programme which is funded by Tesco customers from the proceeds of the 5p charge for plastic carrier bags as a result of a government carrier bag levy.

The deadline for applications is Friday 3 June 2016

The community grant scheme will support around grants of £8,000, £10,000 and £12,000 are available for capital improvements to local community greenspaces that have free and open access to all members of the community for a minimum of six days a week, during daylight hours.

Click here to find out more about applying for a grant

Boost the local economy and go ‘Crackers’ this Christmas

xmas crackerThis Christmas; local businesses have been given a helping hand with a seasonal scheme to boost trade funded through Calderdale Council’s Economic Task Fund for the Ovenden, Illingworth and Mixenden Ward’s.

You may remember the 2014 Christmas hamper scheme which saw people receive a FREE raffle ticket for every £5 spent in a number of participating stores in Ovenden before the winners were announced and each received a Christmas hamper as a prize.

This year we are doing things a little bit different to provide a very merry boost for Community Groups, Schools and Voluntary Organisations in the Ovenden, Illingworth and Mixenden Ward’s.

If you are planning a Christmas fare, looking for raffle prizes or fundraising over the festive period then you may be interested in a FREE raffle prize in the form of a Christmas cracker with a £20 Voucher attached which can be spent at a local participating store within the Ovenden, Illingworth and Mixenden areas.

If you would like to get involved please contact Karen Scanlon on 01422 255402 or email