We hope you share our passion for supporting people and causes in Calderdale who are most in need of our help. With so many good causes and fantastic work being done here in Calderdale by the voluntary sector, it can be hard to know where to lend your support.
Local community groups and charities can tackle very difficult issues and have a huge impact on local communities. We work with groups to understand what they need to be able to deliver lasting change and have the greatest impact.
From the arts and literacy to disability and environmental protection, from training and development to communal activities and sports – and so much more – there is an abundance of worthy potential recipients seeking assistance from our permanent funds.
There is a huge need for philanthropic and charitable support at this time in Calderdale.
Key indicators that CFFC will see an increase in funding applications from the voluntary sector are:
Calderdale Councils annual budget has had to be reduced by £40.5 million since 2010, £21.6 million in extra savings by March 2016. Spending in 2016 will therefore be 28% less than in 2010.
NHS cuts & Council budget cuts mean that Voluntary organisations have fewer possibilities of gaining funding through the local council. Calderdale council gives out small grants – budget of £70,000 a year (2013) – grants of up to £3,000 available (priority for those with incomes under £10,000 a year). Smaller VCS groups, which support the local community, have therefore seen their chances to get funding reduced while their responsibilities increased.
For larger groups funding is also hard to come by, EG: Supporting Preventative Projects – Calderdale Council had £375,000 available over 3 years, 38 applications for £2,086, 561. Only 8 groups received funding so as to keep within the budget of £375,000 between 2012 and 2015.
Children and Young People Services see cuts of £975,000 in 2013/14 (rising to £1.68 million in 2014/15 and £2.71 million in 2015/16).
While spending on Adults, Health and Social Care services will be cut by £850,000 in 2013/14, £2 million 2014/15 and £4.5 million 2015/16.
Economy and Environment budget cut by £1.41 million (2014/15) and Communities budget by £200,000 (2013/14) and £2.12 million (2015/16) Calderdale Council is required to cut its spending by £21.6 million by 2016.
Park (11.9%), Ovenden (9.6%), Town (8.0%), Illingworth & Mixenden (7.4%), and Warley (6.8%). The lowest rates are in Northowram & Shelf (2.5%), Hipperholme & Lightcliffe (2.6%), Calder (2.7%),and Luddendenfoot (2.7%). (data correct as of March 2013).
Child well-being also varies from ward-to-ward eg. 6 LSOAs in Park in lowest 10% nationally based on this measure whereas 2 LSOAs in Skircoat were in the top 10% nationally.
There has been an increase in the number of people providing unpaid care from 2001 to 2011. 2001: 1-19 hours of unpaid care provided by 13,890 people, 20-49 hours by 1,970 and 50+ hours by 3,888. 2011: 14,170 1-19 hours, 2,69020-49 hours, 4,509 50+ hours.
Increase in the numbers of people aged over 65 – an increase of 8% to 32,400 can be seen from 2001, with current estimates predicting the figure to be around 37,000 by 2015.
Youth Unemployment; October 2012 – 1,865 unemployed which constituted 28.6% of total number of unemployed.
Household Income – 24% of households in Calderdale had an income of less than £15,000, and 13% an income below £10,000. The median income (the income of the middle ranking household) was £27,400, compared to the GB figure of £29,000.