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Please note, we are working from home. Please bear with us. If you need to contact us, for general queries please contact us on enquiries@cffc.co.uk and for grants queries grants@cffc.co.uk. If it is important, please call our emergency number on 07813598207.

The National Emergencies Trust has launched an appeal to raise funds to help local charities to support those individuals suffering hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The National Emergencies Trust will distribute money raised through a number of charitable organisations including local Community Foundations, to ensure it reaches those who need it most.

Community Foundations are well placed to support local charities to overcome challenges presented by this ongoing emergency.

Details of the NET fund and criteria for groups to apply for funding will follow.

The NET funding is in addition to our Community Resilience Fund that we launched this week. The criteria for our local appeal is to initially offer grants to support local charities on the front line helping the most vulnerable in Calderdale.

We will be creating a donation page but in the meantime please either contact Steve Duncan on 01422 349700 if you wish to support the Fund or make a donation directly into the Foundation’s bank account at the Yorkshire Bank – Sort Code: 05/04/49 Acc. No. 70400958

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR GRANTEES

Are you currently in receipt of a grant from CFFC? If Coronavirus effects your organisation, here is when you need to contact us… 

The work that you do is important and voluntary organisations make such a difference and impact on people’s lives. However, in light of Coronavirus (Covid-19) we understand that your project may be delayed or may need to be flexible and altered. We do hope that your project can still go ahead with as little disruption as possible.  

 NCVO have lots of advice on the practicalities of dealing with staff and service users, cash flow and finance, and signposts to some useful resources.  Click here to go to their website.

Advice from the Government can be found herehttps://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public 

 If you are currently receiving a grant from us, you only need to contact our grants team if: 

  • You have to delay activity. If you know now that you are going to have to delay activity, please let us know as soon as possible so we can work with you to extend the grant period. We will also extend the date your grant report is due. 
  • You have to make alterations to activity. When you know what activity needs to be altered and have decided on a way to achieve intended outcomes, please let us know, especially if your budget will change. We will work with you proactively to help you still deliver your service.   
  • You have to cancel some or all of your planned activity and do not spend all of your grant. If you’re not able to complete all the activity or activity is unable to ago ahead, please let us know as you will need to return the unspent amount of the grant that was awarded to you. 
  • If you’re concerned that you’re not going to be able to achieve the expected outcomes but will have run the activity and spent the full budget. We understand that you may have some fixed costs and may not be able to delay activity.  Get in touch with us, keep us updated and be reassured that we will understand if you won’t be able to achieve the forecasted outcomes.  

To keep us informed of any changes to current activity funded by us, please email grants@cffc.co.uk  

We will try and maintain as normal a service as possible but please bear with us.

In response to Covid-19 the Community Foundation for Calderdale has launched a Community Resilience Fund to support local charities on the front line helping the most vulnerable in Calderdale.

If you would like to make a donation, please visit our local giving page or contact Steve Duncan on 01422 349700 if you wish to support the Fund or make a donation directly into the Foundation’s bank account at the Yorkshire Bank – Sort Code: 05/04/49 Acc. No. 70400958

Community Foundation for Calderdale relies on the generosity of individuals, businesses and public sector organisations to help local people to gain the support they need while investing in a brighter future for all.

Our Impact – Making Giving Count Locally.

We’ve distributed over £30 million in grants since 1991, enabling positive change in the lives of thousands of people in our communities.

Tackling Loneliness and Isolation

The Tuesday 2 O’Clock Club is the latest group in Calderdale to help tackle loneliness and isolation, with the help of a Community Foundation Grant.

Based at Stones Cricket Club in Ripponden, the club is the brainchild of club member Kate Turner and is run by volunteers.

Find out more here>>>

Mental Health 

Many Voices focusses on working with women and girls in Calderdale, and is being delivered in partnership by Square Chapel and Verd De Gris Arts, placing us in a great position to work with people from different backgrounds and age ranges across the district. And the focus on women on girls doesn’t mean there’s an exclusion zone, we’ve had quite a lot of boys take part, too! It simply stems from a recognised need that sometimes women and girls need specific spaces, support, encouragement and opportunities.

Find out more here >>>

Homelessness

 

Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation for Calderdale Cara was able to access help at the Halifax Homeless Winter Shelter. She was sleeping rough and sofa surfing for around four weeks before she came to the Shelter.

Read Cara’s story here>>>

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