Examples of the funds we manage
We have tried to provide some indication of the type of project each donor fund favours and the maximum size of grant likely to be awarded from that fund. Applications for larger amounts will not automatically be rejected but, if they are to succeed, they will need to make a particularly strong case to a single donor or interest several donors.
We do everything we can to match up the right donors with the right projects. You do not need to apply separately for each Donor Fund (and Programme Scheme) – simply apply once using the online application form and mention the name/s of the potential donor/s you have identified in the box on the application form labelled “What would you like to do with your grant?”.
Bill & Val Rooney Fund
This Fund supports a wide range of projects in Calderdale. The donors have a particular interest in helping elderly people to live fuller lives but are also keen to ensure that all local communities benefit from their fund. A wide range of projects and activities can be funded – awards will usually be up to £2,500 but occasionally a larger award might be considered if the project is making an outstanding contribution to improving people’s lives.
Bowling Green and Nutton Charity Fund
This fund supports a range of activities and projects in and close to Greetland, Stainland and Elland. Small awards of up to £300 are available
Gartland Family Trust
Supports local community projects, especially those that find it difficult to raise money from other sources because of the challenging issues they are dealing with. Local projects working with disadvantaged minorities and those at the margins of society are of particular interest. The Trust is particularly keen to hear how projects will make a long term difference to people’s lives. Applicants should show how their project is real value for money, one where every penny will count and make a difference. Awards will usually be small grants of up to a maximum £2,500.
Greenwood Fund for Todmorden
The donors are keen to support a wide range of projects in Todmorden that will make a difference to the lives of the beneficiaries. Applicants should show how their project will improve people’s lives and represent good value for money. Awards will usually be up to £1,000.
Halifax Courier Fund
The Halifax Courier Fund has a particular emphasis on supporting community projects demonstrating real benefits for local young people. Awards of up to £2,000 are available to help communities meet local need.
The Kingscliffe Fund supports projects and activities for children and young people living in Brighouse, Rastrick, Northowram and Lightcliffe. Awards from this fund are usually up to £500. Occasionally a higher award might be made to an exceptional project but no awards will be greater than £2,000.
Lee Crossley Welfare Fund
Grants of up to £500 are available for the upkeep of Church grounds and grave yards in Calderdale.
The Russell Fund
This fund welcomes applications from groups who are ‘looking to improve the life chances of young people’, their applications should provide details of how they hope to achieve this – awards of up to £3,000 are available.
This fund supports a range of activities and projects in and close to Todmorden. Small awards of up to £300 are available.
Werner Townley Fund
This fund aims to support projects that address the differences in our communities, increasing peoples’ understanding of different cultures, abilities and beliefs – primarily in Todmorden. Applicants should show how their project will provide value for money and involve community volunteers. Awards are usually up to £1,000 but may occasionally be up to £3,000 where there are expectations of the project leading to long term change. This fund will sometimes also consider contributing to projects addressing refugee or environmental issues.
Other Donor Funds
The Foundation manages a number of other funds which are listed in our end of year Financial Accounts. The Accounts can be downloaded via the Home Tab on this website.
Please remember: our donors have stipulated that all applications, enquiries and correspondence should come through the Community Foundation, in the first instance, and not go directly to them. Please ensure you respect their wishes at all times.