Other Funding

Here is some information on other organisations offering funding, which you may find useful.


VSI Alliance is a partnership between 6 organisations, working together and sharing skills to benefit voluntary and community sector groups in Calderdale: VAC, Forum, WYCAS, Locality, Calderdale Council and Calderdale CCG.

They are there to support you with all the formalities of running a not-for-profit organization. Whether it’s explaining jargon and technical terms, they can answer any questions you might have. 


Whether you’re thinking of setting up a ‘not-for-profit’ venture, or have an established charity, Straight Forward Funding has so many resources, it will be able to help your organization, especially when it comes to making it easier to get grant funding.

Sign up for the free newsletter, have a look at the huge amount of resources, and it’s accessible. Even if you are a new volunteer, Lisa will guide you through grant applications. If money is limited and you want to be a member, you can get instant access to systems, tools, resources and strategies that could consistently help you save time and support you to write great grant applications. 


VAC is a charity championing, supporting and strengthening the positive impact of the Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) on local lives and communities. Based in Calderdale, VAC supports organisations across Calderdale, Kirklees and further afield.


School for Social Entrepreneurs help people develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to tackle society’s biggest problems.

They run courses that equip people to start, scale and strengthen organisations that make a positive difference. Learning with SSE is inspiring, action-based and accessible and they also support people through funding and mentoring.


Grants Online was established in 2001 and has grown to become one of the UK’s comprehensive and up to date information resources for organisations looking for grant funding.

With nearly 5,000 funding schemes available within the UK, there’s a lot of information to keep on top of. Grants Online is trusted by hundreds of organisations to keep them up to date with the latest funding opportunities. By providing up to date grant funding information, alerts and newsletters, they help your organisation to maximise your funding potential so that you don’t miss any opportunities missed, and have more time to write your applications.


Charity Excellence is a free one-stop-shop for anything a charity needs . Resources not-for-profit organisations find particularly useful on their website include the online health check, information hub, Funding Finder, Help Finder and Data Finder directories. It enables you to assess any area of activity quickly and easily and get connected to a network of grant funding, pro bono support, and free resources. 


Get Grants provides practical support in the form of training, information, and advice that fundraisers with all levels of experience can take away and put into practice. Their events bring fundraisers together to access friendly peer-support from our UK- wide Get Grants Community.

They share insights and experience from inside the world of funding, setting you on the right path and arming you with the information you need to make the best use of your time and energy.

Whether you are a charity, community group, sports club, or school, Get Grants can help you increase your fundraising success.


DSC (Directory of Social Change) provide training courses, publications, a bookshop, online funding databases, research, and lots of free resources such as top tips and best-practice articles.

They also pride themselves on working hard to make the UK a better environment for charities to thrive in and have a range of policy activities to drive change and improvement.