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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.

The Community Resilience Fund will support organisations who are helping those most affected by the Covid 19 outbreak with grants up to £6,000. We are also supporting small groups who may not have a bank account or constitution apply for a grant of up to £1,000. If your organisation needs extra funding to help you support our Calderdale communities who most need help please send an email to Rob Billson, rob@cffc.co.uk to request an application form.

The NET funding is in addition to our Community Resilience Fund. 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.

You can donate by visiting our Local Giving Page  or please 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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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.

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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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