Organisations in Calderdale are being encouraged to apply for funding for projects to support Calderdale’s Armed Forces Community.
In 2012 Calderdale Council pledged its support to the Armed Forces Community Covenant, which is about supporting local people and their families who are serving, or have served, in the Armed Forces.
To support these communities financially, the Community Covenant Grant Scheme was set up and funded by the Government. It focuses on community projects which aim to strengthen the ties between the Armed Forces Community and the communities in which they live. Calderdale Council is keen to encourage Calderdale’s communities to apply for this funding. The closing date for the third round of applications is Friday 19 September.
For more information, guidelines and criteria visit the Community Covenant website www.gov.uk/armed-forces-communitycovenant(external link)
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Steve Sweeney, said:
“Our armed forces face particular challenges, both whilst serving and beyond. This funding is designed to help deal with some of these issues and the Council is keen to support projects which address these issues.”
Opportunities for this and other forms of community funding will be outlined at a Funding Fair at the Shay Stadium, Halifax on Thursday 26 June from 9.30am – 4pm.
There will be a market place of stalls at the fair, and information from organisations such as the Arts Council England, the Big Lottery Fund, Calderdale Council’s Small Grants, as well as the Armed Forces.
In addition to this, there are a number of speakers, including Mark Logie from the Armed Forces Covenant, who will give more detailed information about the Community Covenant scheme.
Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance. Visit Funding Fair(external link) or call 01422 345174 for tickets and more information.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided as part of the free event, but please state any dietary requirements when booking.