Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) does not employ fundraising agencies, street fundraisers, or undertake telephone fundraising campaigns.
We are a fully accredited member of the UKCF (United Kingdom Community Foundations), and one of 46 foundations operating across the UK. Accreditation is a programme which endorses and encourages best practice by Community Foundations.
Achieving Quality Accreditation (QA) demonstrates that our Community Foundation is serious about excellence and accountability. It specifies what we do and how we do it in a way that other quality systems cannot, and enables Community Foundation for Calderdale to position ourselves as part of a high performing network across the UK.
QA is based on a set of standards relevant to Community Foundations, which includes five key performance areas, plus a corporate assessment which looks at the organisation as a whole. The performance areas are Governance Finance, Risk Donor Services, Development Grant Making, Community Engagement and Communications.
The Community Foundation for Calderdale primarily works with businesses and individuals to develop charitable funds that we then manage. We utilise the income from these funds to award grants to support Calderdale’s voluntary and charitable activity. We raise additional funds by operating a membership scheme and a small events programme.
We work within the law at all times. Charity law covers the rules relating to the setting up and operation of charities. The main piece of legislation is the Charities Act 2011, which came into effect on 14 March 2012. In addition, we also adhere to the Institute of Fundraising’s Code of Practice and have signed up to the Fundraising Regulators membership and paid the associated levy. We also comply with laws that apply to data protection, health and safety and the environment.
We are happy to respond to any queries about our fundraising activities and costs. We will not sell or share your data with other charities or anyone else. Your information is held securely in accordance with the Data Protection Act. ( A copy of our Data Protection Policy is available on request)
We are clear about who we are, what we do, and how your gift is used. We respect the rights, dignities and privacy of our supporters and beneficiaries. We will not put undue pressure on you to make a gift, and if you do not want to give, or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision.
We only contact people who have made a donation to Community Foundation for Calderdale, or who have specifically opted in to receive further contact from us. We respect the wishes of people who don’t wish to hear from us.
If you are unhappy with anything we’ve done whilst fundraising please read our General Complaints procedure via the Home tab menu on our website (https://cffc.co.uk/general-complaints-procedure/) or you can contact us by email [email protected], by telephone 01422 349700 or in writing – for the attention of Steve Duncan CEO, 1855 Building Discovery Road HALIFAX HX1 2NG.