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30th Anniversary Charity Fund

We’re celebrating our 30th birthday this year and we can’t find a better way to celebrate than by supporting our local community.

The ABS Foundation and our charity partner, Community Foundation for Calderdale, will be supporting 12 different charities who deliver vital services in Calderdale. Every month, between May 2019 and April 2020 the ABS 19/20 Fund will make an award to one fantastic local charity.

We’re over-the-moon at the thought of hooking-up with even more hard-working charities, building better community partnerships and helping organisations find a better way with essential funding so check out the simple application process below and get applying!

And there’s more. Alongside the ABS Foundation funding our dedicated team will be getting stuck in by volunteering their time and offering expertise in areas such as marketing, accounting and administration. It’s a better way to celebrate our big day and a cool way to say thank you.

Meet our new team-Toby

About the Fund

Each of the 12 successful charity applicants will receive £950.00 towards a specific project then, at the beginning of May 2020, one of the successful 12 charities will be chosen to receive an additional £10,000 worth of funding!

Applications are now OPEN and will close on 29th March 2020.

If your charity receives an award from the ABS 19/20 Fund you will not be eligible to apply for another award from the same Fund however, you can apply for other CFFC funding.

Check out the timetable below for information on the application process for each monthly award & good luck;

Round Applications open Application deadline Decision by panel date Grant to recipient during w/c
April 2019 Award 29th March 26th April 3rd May 13th May
May 29th April 27th May 7th June 17th June
June 28th May 28th June 5th July 15th July
July 1st July 27th July 5th August 12th August
August 29th July 28th August 9th September 16th September
September 2nd September 27th September 7th October 14th October
October 30th September 25th October 4th November 11th November
November 4th November 29th November 6th December 16th December
December 2nd December 30th December 10th January 13th January
January 2020 6th January 31st January 7th February 10th February
February 3rd February 28th February 6th March 16th March
March 2nd March 27th March 6th April 13th April
Large Grant 1st May 11th May

A panel made up of ABS and CFFC employees will make the final decisions of the successful organisations on a monthly basis.

The decision will be based on:

  • The quality of the application
  • Expression of the need
  • Where we see the funding will have the greatest impact.

Ideally, the eligible organisations will not have paid staff and will meet CFFC eligibility criteria. To determine the impact, the current CFFC guidance and scoring system will be used.

To apply for the grant, please click the button below.

Apply here

If you would like to find out more, please contact David Lees (CSR Director @ ABS):

Email: david.lees@absabetterway.co.uk

Phone: 01422 880008

Or the CFFC grants team:






Phone: 01422 348777