Voluntary, community, and faith organisations located in Calderdale have the opportunity to seek grants of up to £3000 through the latest phase of the Council’s Small Grants Scheme.

Calderdale Council is extending an invitation to local groups to put forward applications for a one-time grant, which is part of a cumulative fund of £65,000. This fund aims to support activities, projects, or events that contribute to the welfare of local towns, residents, and the environment.

Applications submitted to this fund should align with the Vision 2024 objectives. Grants will be provided to initiatives that assist in fulfilling the Council’s key priorities, including the development of resilient and thriving towns and areas, reduction of disparities, and addressing the climate emergency.

This scheme will encompass two funding cycles within this year. The initial round’s application deadline falls on Sunday, 10 September. The grants panel is scheduled to convene in October, with successful organisations set to receive their allocated funds shortly thereafter. The launch of the second funding round is planned for the upcoming year.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Towns, Tourism and Voluntary Sector, Cllr Sarah Courtney, said; “Calderdale’s community groups do amazing work and continue to support some of the most vulnerable residents in the borough through ongoing challenges, such as those related to the cost of living crisis.

“We want to recognise their incredible efforts and support them to continue their good work and I’m pleased we can once again offer them the chance to apply for grant funding through our Small Grants Scheme.

“Calderdale’s voluntary, community and social enterprise sector is a vital partner for the Council and incredibly important to the successful delivery of our Vision 2024 for the borough. We’re committed to supporting the sector and do all we can to enable them to continue their valuable work.”

This year, the scheme will be managed by the Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) on behalf of the Council. Steve Duncan, Chief Executive of the CFFC, said; “We have always had a strong working relationship with Calderdale Council. The increased responsibility of managing additional funds on their behalf reaffirms our commitment to delivering excellence and value. This strategic alliance underlines both organisations’ dedication to achieving mutual success.”

For more information about the Small Grants Scheme, please visit https://new.calderdale.gov.uk/communities/grants/voluntary-organisations/community-small-grants