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Support and Integration Fund Launch

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Community Foundation For Calderdale

1855,BUILDING

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Halifax

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The Community Foundation for Calderdale has partnered with Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (CMBC) to launch the Support and Integration Fund. The fund's strong emphasis on social cohesion as a way to reduce inequalities meets both funders vision to deliver change and transformation in the coming years.

This event will cover what the grants are for, who can apply, what we are looking for from applicants, what training is available to those who apply and a question and answer session.

We are particularly interested in seeing locally-based community and faith organisations who may not currently support asylum seekers and refugees, but who would like to widen their offer to asylum seekers and refugees This could be a safe, well-promoted local group for asylum seekers in need to contact, an offer of befriending, lunch clubs or coffee mornings, parent and child groups or to a local project to increase the community understanding and cohesion around asylum and migration issues.

What are the grants for?

The overall aim of these grants is to make a welcoming Calderdale for asylum seekers and refugees in the area. The fund has been split into two streams. There will be one large grant (£50,000) with the primary aim of funding a worker to support integration, awareness raising and dispersal. There will also be a selection of smaller community grants £500 – £5,000 per grant to enable local voluntary, community and faith sector groups to develop their skills and the support they’re able to provide to asylum seekers and refugees.

What is the aim of the large grant? How much funding is available?

The large grant is to support asylum seekers’ and refugees integration in Calderdale. This would include holding a caseload of people who may be in need of support as well as working with locally-based community and faith organisations to help build the integration support they are able to offer. Immigration advice would not be expected. Ideally, this post will be over a maximum of two years. A total of £50,000 is available to one organisation.

What is the aim of the community grants? How much funding is available?

The smaller community grants are to enable locally-based community and faith organisations to help build the integration support they are able to offer to asylum seekers and refugees. This support might be anything from a safe, well-promoted local group for asylum seekers in need to contact, an offer of befriending or to a local project to increase the community understanding and cohesion around asylum and migration issues. Organisations can apply for between £500 and £5,000 per year for a maximum of two years. We are looking for applications at both the lower and upper ends of these limits, and a total of £58,000 is available.

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