The Calder Community Kindness Grant

As a direct result of your generosity when either shopping at our Calder Community Kindness shop or making donations we are now able to support the additional heating bills to many local not for profit, groups or communities who are running “warm spaces” this winter in partnership with Community Foundation for Calderdale.

Venues can apply for £500 – £750 to maintain warm spaces over winter. Warm spaces are either free or subsidised, safe, warm and supportive spaces that you can visit during the winter.

They offer residents somewhere to:

  • Keep warm and save money on heating
  • Look after their physical and mental health
  • Get access to support, advice, hot drinks and Wi Fi

In some cases these funds are to support voluntary and community spaces to remain open over Winter.

You can apply for costs for Utility bills – help with paying for heating and lighting for example.

We see 3 types of Warm and Welcoming Spaces, you will be asked to indicate which of these you are running:

We currently have £10k put to one side, and the application process is straightforward.

If funded you will be asked to put on regular warm spaces events and have permission from the warm space organiser for details of the activities and events to be published on our “Kindness Map” and forthcoming website and will provide those details to us along with a suitable photo.

The Fund is open to organisations running “Warm Spaces” in the following areas: Greater Todmorden and Hebden Royd, including surrounding hilltop villages (postcodes HX7 5/6/7/8 and OL14 5/6/7/8).

We wish this fund to have a specific focus on providing support to a wide variety of community groups with grants of up to £750.

To see terms and conditions and apply for this grant please visit the CFFC registration form here.