Activation Fund

Our Year of Culture Activation Fund is now open for applications! Apply for Activation Fund Grants of between £500 to £8000 for your CultureDale projects, out of a total fund of £50,000.

Deadline: 12 noon on Thursday 14th March 2024

We are looking for applicants who wish to develop projects that will feed into the Year of Culture through a range of activities. This fund is made possible from Calderdale Council’s Social Cohesion Fund. The purpose of the fund is to encourage collaboration, new partnerships and engage with and bring residents together.

To apply please visit Community Foundation For Calderdale Current Grants - Community Foundation For Calderdale, make sure to read the guidance document carefully before applying.

Support and information:

There will be two information sessions to introduce the fund and provide an opportunity to ask questions:

  • Monday 29th Jan 2pm-3.30pm – Activation Fund Launch online on Zoom, check for more details.
  • Weds 31st Jan 1pm-3pm – in person at OSCA Foundation, Forest Cottage, Cousin Lane, HALIFAX, HX2 8AD, please email to book a place.

Additionally there will be ‘Cup of Culture’ drop-in sessions at local libraries where you can learn more about CultureDale and speak to our team about this fund:

  • Brighouse Library – Tuesday 30th January 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
  • Todmorden Library – Wednesday 7th February 10 am – 12 noon
  • Central Library – Thursday 15th February 10 am – 12 noon
  • King Cross Library – Monday 19th February 10 am – 12 noon
  • Sowerby Bridge Library – Friday 1st March 10 am – 12 noon

Email for more information, and keep an eye on our website for event details.