2020 Flood Grants

Severe flooding in February, principally in the Upper and Lower Calder Valleys, caused considerable damage.

Residential properties in Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge were been hit the worst. Several hundred businesses from Todmorden to Brighouse were also affected.

The Foundation has distributed emergency grants to several local charities, to the majority of households affected and to approximately 200 businesses. The monies raised through the Watermark scheme and through subsequent donations has mostly been spent, leaving us with sufficient funds to support the remaining affected households. Any further general donations from proceeds from fundraising events will support the FloodSave scheme.

If you are a business, please email business@calderdale.gov.uk to register your interest in receiving a business recovery grant.

Those affected can complete the relevant form below: 

For Individuals – maximum £200 https://ukcf.secure.force.com/forms/CalderdaleFloodEmergencyGrantForm   

For Community Groups/ Charities – case by case basis but up to a maximum of £500 https://ukcf.secure.force.com/forms/Generalupto1500 

Each application will be considered and funds paid directly into bank accounts. We intend to turn around decision very quickly within a few days. 

Sports England also has funding : 

New emergency flood relief fund for sport

  • Sports organisations hit by Storm Ciara can apply for funding from Sport England
  • Badly affected areas including Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire invited to apply now
  • Grants of up to £5,000 available

Sports pitches and facilities destroyed by Storm Ciara can apply for National Lottery funding from Sport England to help them get back up and running quickly.

Sport England is making available funding for emergency flood and storm relief works to help people across England restore pitches and repair sports facilities damaged by the rising water and gale force winds.

The funding is available to sports clubs, local authorities and other community sports organisations to help pay for emergency repairs to damaged facilities such as football, rugby and cricket pitches, water sports centres, pavilions, changing rooms and floodlights. Grants of up to £5,000 are available and can be provided in as little as three weeks to affected sports organisations.Further Information:

Community, voluntary and social enterprises can request up to £5,000 of emergency funding through Sport England’s online application form which could be awarded in just a few weeks: https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/community-asset-fund

Organisations that need assistance with their application should contact our Funding Line on 0345 8508 508 or email us on funding@sportengland.org

Guidance on dealing with both the aftermath of flooding and mitigating damage can be found at: https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/facilities-and-planning/sustainability

Flood Appeal Fund:The Foundation also has an appeal to raise more funds which can be accessed here: https://localgiving.org/appeal/2020FloodAppeal/