WHAT WE DO

The Community Foundation for Calderdale supports charities and voluntary groups across Calderdale, working alongside these groups to address inequalities and create opportunities for those who need them the most.

By investing in these groups through grants and loans, as well as sharing our expertise in the non-profit sector, we act as a catalyst for positive change in Calderdale.

The Community Foundation is supported by the generosity of individuals, businesses and public sector organisations to help local people gain the support they need. Our investments are centred around the community, sustainability, and creating a brighter future for all.

At Community Foundation for Calderdale, we believe in creating opportunities for everyone, especially in communities who need it the most. Working alongside our partners, our funding and expertise generate positive change in these communities, building a better future for everyone.

Our Foundation Club is the perfect first step for those wanting to make a difference in Calderdale. Individuals or businesses who sign up have their membership fee match-funded by us, and can make a choice as to where their charitable donation is used.

Apply for a Grant. At Community Foundation for Calderdale, we want to give local groups and projects a helping hand to achieve their goals in the community. Our funding and grants advice is based around strengthening projects and increasing sustainability, ensuring you can continue to keep making a positive impact locally.

£

1,085,658.57

total value of grants awarded

since January 2021

171

total number of grants awarded

since January 2021

General grants

We’ve distributed upwards of £30 million in grants since 1991, enabling positive change in the lives of thousands of people in our communities.

We distribute grants and loans and use our specialist knowledge to help community projects thrive, so they can make an even greater impact.

St Augustine’s Centre (Halifax) – We couldn’t have got through last year without you all at CFFC. You provided rapid and responsive grants that enabled us to launch our pioneering digital inclusion scheme, the Never Hungry Again funding which keeps our Welcome Cafe open, Summer activities funding which enabled Covid safe arts activities, brokered the partnership with Harveys which helped ensure Christmas hampers and gifts went to 139 households. Sara Robinson, Centre Lead