The following bodies offer grant funding to individuals and/or organisations based within our town.
CLOUGHFOOT SCHOOL TRUST
The Cloughfoot School Trust offers educational grants to those under the age of 25 who, or whose parents, live in Todmorden. Applicants should be in education, either at school, college or university or undertaking further professional or technical training or education. Grants are awarded to help towards the cost of items such as equipment and materials, travel and books.
The Trust makes awards once a year around September/October. Full details and an application form can be obtained from the Trust by email firstname.lastname@example.org
HEPTONSTALL EXHIBITIONS AND RICHARD NAYLOR CHARITIES
The Heptonstall Exhibitions and Richard Naylor Charities offer educational grants to young people, under the age of 21 years on first application, who live within the area of the ‘Ancient Chapelry of Heptonstall’. This is the area bounded by Pudsey Rd in Todmorden, Midgley Rd in Mytholmroyd and Turvin Rd in Cragg Vale. It includes, Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall, Blackshaw, Wadsworth, Stansfield, Erringden and Langfield.
If you are going on to further education or entering a trade or profession you may qualify for a grant.
Applications are normally accepted in early September, further details and an application form are available on the website.
CROOK HILL COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND
The Crook Hill Community Benefit Fund offers grant funding to community projects that offer benefit to residents living with a defined funding area around the Crook Hill Wind Farm. Parts of Todmorden fall within this area. Grant applications are invited once a year and full details can be found here. In light of the Covid-19 crisis the Crook Hill Community Benefit Fund has announced changes to its 2021 eligibility criteria to ensure as many groups as possible can apply for funding. The temporary changes for 2021 are:
- Priority will no longer be given to groups able to provide match funding. This acknowledges the fact that that some groups will struggle to provide match funding at present due to the impact of Covid-19
- Re-application restrictions have been lifted. Groups that were awarded a grant in 2020 may re-apply. This acknowledges the fact that groups could have applied this year before Covid-19 really hit and may therefore now have a more urgent need for grant funding that wasn’t foreseen when they last applied.
REAPS MOSS COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND
The Reaps Moss Community Benefit Fund offers grant funding to community projects that offer benefit to residents living with defined funding areas around the Reaps Moss Wind Farm. The Todmorden Electoral Ward is one such area. Grants applications are invited once a year and the next closing date is 15 February 2021. Further details can be found here.