This fund has now closed for new applications.

Harnessing the Power of Communities


The NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board has provided £50,000 to Voluntary and Community to reduce health inequalities and encourage a diverse and sustainable third sector in Calderdale. This fund will be administered in partnership with Community Foundation for Calderdale and has a focus on disability.



The West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board has a commitment to working together with the voluntary and community sector to improve the lives of West Yorkshire residents and to reduce health inequalities.


Covid and the cost-of-living crisis have added to the challenge in reducing health inequalities and these funds are to help build the resilience of voluntary and community groups, as well as supporting people living with disability.


Please click here to download guidance for applicants. Please read before applying as this contains more information and links for help and support.

Who can be supported by grants?

The funding partners recognise that people living with a disability are more likely to experience health inequalities and face barriers in accessing health and advice support services.

They would like to fund projects/services/activities that support the disabled community. This could include:

  • Carers
  • Young carers
  • People living with a physical disability
  • People living with a learning disability
  • People living in supported housing/care

This list is not exhaustive.

Within this cohort of people, there are groups who experience more health inequalities. The funders are particularly keen to see applications from groups working with older/younger people and people from minority ethnic backgrounds but other applications are welcome.

Applications must support residents in Calderdale in the following wards:

  • Park
  • Ovenden
  • Town
  • Illingworth & Mixenden
  • Warley
  • Todmorden
  • Elland

How much can you apply for?

50% of the funds will be allocated to Park and Ovenden wards, reflecting the higher levels of deprivation in these areas. If your group is applying to deliver projects/activities/services in either of these wards you can apply for up to £12,500.

You can apply for grants of up to £5000 if your project/activity/service helps to reduce health inequalities in the following wards:

  • Town
  • Illingworth & Mixenden
  • Warley
  • Todmorden
  • Elland

What will successful applications deliver?

Applications should show that they will have a lasting positive impact on individuals and families in Calderdale. We are looking for community-focused methods and innovative approaches to reducing health inequalities.

How to apply

Applications have closed, as at 10.00 am Thursday 20th July 2023

Support for your application

If you have any questions, please contact 01422 349700

You can also speak to VSI Alliance (Click for website or phone 01422 348777) for help in applying as well as support in policy development and registering your group as a regulated organisation e.g. Charity, CIC, CIO.