Stronger Neighbourhoods and Culture Grants

Calderdale Council is launching two new three year strategic grants programmes for the voluntary sector for 2018-2021.

These grants have been agreed to fund key programmes of work to support Stronger Neighborhoods and Culture. They replace grant schemes that have supported some great cultural and community organisations between 2015 and 2017. 

The new grants schemes have been revised to reflect the new PDFStronger neighbourhoods objectives [PDF 360KB] and PDFCultural objectives [PDF 361KB] and priorities of the Communities and Service Support Directorate and the Council’s new Vision to be the Best Borough in the North.

These were agreed along with the overall structure of the programme, including priorities and grant funding allocations by Cabinet at its meeting of Monday 2nd October. A copy of the minutes are below;

 

How to Apply

Organisations can apply for either of these grants programmes by using the documents attached to this page.

This leaflet of PDFHow to apply [PDF 224KB] will also be sent to all currently funded organisations, all voluntary sector organisations on the Sector Support database, public sector partners and via appropriate community email bulletins.

The Council invited interested groups to an informal Q&A Bidders Event about the grants schemes on 12th October 2017, at The MBI Shay , Halifax. The  presentation below was given at the event explaining the application process, offering support from Sector Support Calderdale, and outlining other funding sources. 

PDFVoluntary Sector Grants bidders day presentation [PDF 476KB]

Note: Closing date for applications to both grants schemes is 12noon on Monday 6th November 2017.

Cultural Grants

To support projects that will deliver our vision for a vibrant and thriving cultural sector, which contributes to all aspects of economic and social wellbeing and enhances our sense of place.

Key facts:

  • The total available each year is £100,000
  • The upper limit for any single application is £70,000 and a lower limit is £10,000
  • Groups can apply for up to 3 years funding to develop sustainability and resilience.
  • It will be an open programme scored against the Council’s Cultural Objectives.
  • Make sure that you read the scoring criteria which is provided with the application pack

Due to anticipated demand for this grants programme, groups can only apply to one of the grants schemes and for no more than one project.

Stronger Neighbourhoods Larger Grants

To support universal and preventative projects that will deliver our vision for strong neighbourhoods which contribute to all aspects of economic and social wellbeing and enhance our sense of place.

Key facts:

  • The total available each year is £100,000
  • The upper limit for any single application is £30,000 and a lower limit is £10,000.
  • Groups can apply for up to 3 years funding to develop sustainability and resilience.
  • It will be an open programme scored against the Council’s Stronger Neighbourhood Objectives.
  • Make sure that you read the scoring criteria which is provided with the application pack

Due to anticipated demand for this grants programme, groups can only apply to one of the grants schemes and for no more than one project.

Application forms and information packs

Please ensure you read through all of this information carefully, before you start to complete the application form.

If you are not sure about any of the rules of the scheme, particularly whether you will be eligible or not, please contact us before you complete the forms:

  • Username Grants Section
  • Email grants@calderdale.gov.uk
  • Telephone 01422 392317
  • Address
    Grants & Voluntary Sector Commissioning
    Communities
    2nd Floor
    Westgate House
    Halifax
    HX1 1PS