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STAYING WELL FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS

Staying Well now have funding opportunities for a range of ideas and projects. This funding is to help both new community groups get started as well as helping existing groups develop and strengthen the brilliant things they are doing.

Through working with our partners at Active Calderdale, VAC and SWYFT we now have opportunities to support projects that:

  • address loneliness and isolation
  • help individuals and communities get moving more
  • are financially vulnerable due to the challenges of COVID and want to keep delivering COVID support

You can download further guidance about the opportunities here

However, if you want support to ‘flesh out’ your idea then please get in touch for more information and to talk things through.
We have funds available across all areas of Calderdale yet you are best talking to those people working in your communities of interest:

Central Halifax – Faz – 01422 347392 – Farrakh.hafiz@regen.org.uk        

Upper Valley – Tricia –  07887 791919 – patricia.astwood62@gmail.com

North Halifax & Lower Valley – Rachel – 01422 392708 – Rachel.Swaby@calderdale.gov.uk

You also might want to fill in an initial interest form.


As always with Staying Well funding, community panels will have the final say on how money is spent in each area. These are made up of people who volunteer, live and work in local communities and are best placed to make decisions about what will benefit their neighbourhoods. If you are interested in getting involved with these groups email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk or drop us a line on 01422 392763.

TIPS FOR A GOOD PROJECT:

Make it inclusive – can your activity be accessed by people of differing abilities? How will different people feel welcomed into the activity and able to participate?

Make is safe – Consider who will attend. Do extra safeguards need to be put in place? Think about the addtional cost this may create for the group/activity.

Make sustainable – consider how the activity can continue to run after you have spent the initial funding. Or how will it will contribute to community capacity to enable other activities.