The General Grants Programme is funded with the income from our invested endowment.
There are two tiers of grants funding:
- Support Awards up to £1500, short application form, largely intended for new organisations, to help set up, for new ideas and projects;
- Growth Awards £1500 to £5000, for existing organisations to develop new or continue existing projects (with clear development and additionality)
Applicants should use the appropriate buttons below to start their applications.
The Community Foundation for Calderdale has moved towards more Strategic Grant Making. We are interested in funding projects which make a real difference to people’s lives and which impact on our strategic priorities.
- Homelessness and Housing,
- Poverty and Disadvantage,
- Community Cohesion.
Applicants are advised to read the Community Foundation’s Vital Signs report, downloadable HERE
The application forms ask you to show how you are contributing to these priorities.
If your project does not contribute to these in any way it is unlikely that you will receive funding.
NB: If your project does not contribute to the above priorities your application will be forwarded to our Fund Holders (donors) for their consideration; their decision is final.
How to apply
Step 1 – Check that your group fulfils the eligibility criteria HERE
Step 2 – Check that your group can provide all the documentation/information that will be required to support your application, the details are HERE
Step 3 – Read guidance notes
Step 4 When you click the apply button, you will be asked to tick a box to confirm that you have read and understood the guidelines and then asked to enter your email address. When you have done so, click the proceed button at the bottom of the page next to where it says, “Send an email and continue”. Within a few seconds, an email will be sent to you – MAKE CERTAIN YOU SAVE THIS EMAIL – it contains a unique link which will take you to your individual application form. You can use the link at any time to get back to your form.
For guidance in completing the online application form please call the grants team on 01422349700.
Please use the buttons below to apply, it is important that you complete the your application on the correct form.
Please note your project must start after the expected date for decisions, estimated dates can be found here www.cffc.co.uk/portfolio/grants-deadlines-201617/ , (this date can be anything up to 12 weeks after the fund closes for applications). We cannot retrospectively fund project. If you would like guidance on this please call the grants team on 01422349700.
If you have any questions please call our grants team 01422 349700.