Local grant providers and advisers

Are you new to fundraising? If so you may be interested to know that there are a number of local organisations that may be able to help you prepare for all stages of the funding process. For example, writing your first application or meeting your legal responsibilities to managing funds.

Two key organisations that can help are Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Alliance and the Charities Information Bureau (CIB). Both have experienced staff that can advise you on a broad range of issues relating to funding. For more information contact:


In addition to North Bank Forum (NBF) and the Charities Information Bureau (CIB) there are a number of local organisations that provide information and support on one or more local funding sources. These include:

Calderdale Council

  • Countryside and Forestry Unit

    For advice on funding for environmental projects, tree planting woodland management and countryside access, telephone 01422 393295 or email countryside@calderdale.gov.uk
  • Regeneration Section

    For advice on its Rural Small Grants, telephone 01422 392220.
  • Communities

    For advice on larger, cultural and small community grants and discretionary rate relief, telephone 01422 392317 or 01422 392318 .

    See Grants to voluntary organisations.

  • Sports Unit

    For advice on sports funding, telephone 01422 393259.

Other organisations

  • Calderdale Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership

    For advice on Sure Start capital and revenue funding, telephone 01422 392514.
  • Family Services

    For the Family Intervention team for advice and information on the Early Intervention Fund, telephone 01422 392658.
  • Community Foundation for Calderdale

    The Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFfC) is, in effect, a local charity for local charities. Working with their partners to create charitable funds which they then manage to support the community causes we all care about. CFfC manage a number of grant programmes including Comic Relief, Health Connections, Local Giving and many more. For more information visit the website or call 01422 438738
  • Funding Central

    This website is funded by Cabinet Office, Office for Civil Society, and provides a smart guide to over 4,000 grants, contracts and loans. The site has a search facility which enables you to input basic information regarding your group or project and locations, meaning the search results should be relevant to your activity. For more information visit the website.
  • Green Business Network

    For advice on funding for projects to improve the local environment, telephone 01924 405028.
  • WYCAS provides low-cost, professional accounting services and financial training to voluntary sector groups across West Yorkshire (mainly aimed at organisations with an annual turnover of less than £100,000). For more information visit the website, contact them via email info@wycas.org.uk or telephone 01132 706269


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