• The Key issues to be addressed by the fund are:
  • The provision of advice, Information and guidance and extra support etc for people with access issues, in relation to needs, services and accessible services, businesses and leisure activities.
  • Raising awareness about these issues with service providers, business etc, so that they can reduce barriers.
  • To invest in activities that are led by those whose lives we seek to improve i.e. those with access issues, so they can deliver and so that there is more opportunity for networking, ideas development and partnership working.
  • Improving physical access.
  • The fund priorities will fit with as far as possible with the Calderdale Councils all age disability strategy https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/council/consultations/engage/view.jsp?id=15111
  • Funded activities will be rooted in what Disability Rights UK says about the social model of disability, i.e. “society often prevents disabled people from having real choice and control in achieving independent living. Society often excludes disabled people and fails to include them in full economic, social and cultural lives. This is because of the way our society is built and the way society functions, the ‘disabling’ attitudes of individuals, the way services are developed and the criteria to which these services are accessed”.

ALLOCATION

There is £180k available for allocation. This will be for two main projects

  • Up to £90k for a three-year project (£30k a year) focusing on 3 priorities:
  • Developing partnerships and networks;
  • The provision/delivery of Projects providing access to Information, Advice and Guidance and raising awareness. This could include for example a key project like a “Calderdale Access Map Project”; which would showcase accessible venues and access friendly parts of Calderdale;
  • To provide access audits for community groups, social enterprises and community businesses; these audits to look at physical but also non-physical barriers.
  • We hope to receive applications to run this project from local Calderdale based organisations, perhaps working in Partnership, who are well placed to deliver against the three main areas. They will then work with the CFFC on the small grants pot, see below.
  • Up to £90k for small grants up to £10k that improve access (physical, virtual, etc) This pot would be managed directly by CFFC, based on access reports from the main project, therefore this part is not open to applications as yet.

APPLICATION GUIDANCE: to be read in conjunction with the usual guidelines.

Applications are to be made via the link to our online application form here:
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PLEASE NOTE:

This is additional guidance which relates to section 2 Project Details of the application form and is to help ensure that your application refers to the specific themes and priories of the Calderdale Access Fund, as described above.

Section 2 Project Details

(a) How will you spend this grant to address the need in your area, bearing in mind the vital signs priorities?

  • In addition to the Vital Signs Categories please describe how you will implement the following aspects of the project:
  • Developing partnerships and networks;
  • The provision/delivery of Projects providing access to Information, Advice and Guidance and raising awareness. This could include for example a key project like a “Calderdale Access Map Project”; which would showcase accessible venues and access friendly parts of Calderdale;
  • To provide access audits for community groups, social enterprises and community businesses; these audits to look at physical but also non-physical barriers.

(b) Please explain how you know that the people in your community want this project/activity and what evidence have you collected to demonstrate this, bearing in mind the vital signs priorities?

  • Please include how those the project seeks to help have been involved in its design and how they will be involved in its delivery.

(c) What positive changes would this grant make to the lives of people who use your project/service?

  • Please include in your answer reference to the social model of disability.

(d) How do you see this project/activity progressing after this funding comes to an end or do you see this as a one off project/activity?

  • As per normal guidance, in addition, describe how improving access or developing the networking will improve sustainability.

ELIGIBLE ORGANISATIONS

Organisations which can apply for this are: • 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 • Community Interest Companies (CICs) who do not, and cannot, pay dividends • Schools which are Academies (but not schools which are in Local Authority control) Please read the Community Foundation for Calderdale guidance for additional guidance on eligibility, see http://www.cffc.co.uk/portfolio/general-grants-programme-4/

Fund acknowledgment etc

All successful applicants will be required to follow the PR protocol that CFFC has adopted, see http://www.cffc.co.uk/portfolio/grant-acknowledgement-requirements/ In publicity relating to the funded item(s). CFFC logos are available from the website see www.cffc.oc.uk/logos .

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