For advice and information about managing volunteers during Covid19, please visit the NCVO website by clicking here.

There are other grants available for businesses and charities.


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19 through CAF to help you to continue to deliver much needed support to our communities across the UK. It is anticipated that they won’t be able to offer a grant to all eligible applicants, but if you are successful, they aim to make payments within 14 days of application. For more details, visit


B&M appreciates that many households will be facing extreme hardship due to the current crisis. As a community retailer with over 670 stores across the country, they would like to do their little bit to help people get through this.

Each of the stores are authorised to provide a local foodbank with a £1,500 donation, so they can buy essential groceries, cleaning goods and toiletries. The foodbank needs to be a registered charity and one foodbank per store is eligible.

Please email with details of your foodbank, stating the registered charity number, the registered address and the full name of the representative authorised to collect the donation. Please also state your preferred nearby B&M branch that you wish to visit. They will then reply on how to access the donation.

Safer Communities Fund – West Yorkshire: COVID-19 Grant Round

Up to £6000 to support communities dealing with the fall out of COVID-19, specifically those projects and interventions which target domestic and sexual abuse, child sexual abuse, mental health, fraud and drugs and alcohol.

Independent Age

Independent Age have £2 million of funds to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the virus.

Their Grants Fund is made up of four separate funding rounds. In each round they will make £500,000 available where organisations can apply to receive up to £15,000 each.

For more information and to apply, visit

Government grants for businesses

To apply for the £10,000 or £25,000 grant from the Government, visit the Council website here.


Facebook have set up a Small Business Grants Programme to help small businesses across the world to survive during Covid19. They have a business resource hub and details about the grant can be found here

Help for individuals

If you are vulnerable, please visit Calderdale Council website and complete the form

Food banks

For information about food banks in Calderdale, please visit the Council website by clicking here.

Do you need additional support?

Calderdale Council are working closely with voluntary sector partners to make sure that people can easily request help when needed. If you need If you or someone you know needs extra support during this difficult time, please complete this form and the Council will contact you to discuss how they can help.