How to Apply for a grant from our Trust Fund
The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge awards grants to local, national and international charities and good causes. Grant income comes from running events such as the annual Easter Monday Duck Race and the Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend. In recent years we have distribute between £30,000 and £40,000 in grants each year.
With the 2020 Easter Monday Duck Race and Vintage Weekend fund raising events having been cancelled because of the COVID-19 restrictions, the funds available for the club to distribute as grants to charities and good causes is currently more limited than usual. To make what funds we have go further we are currently restricting the maximum grant to £650 per application, with exceptions for particularly good causes. For the time being, priority will be given to grant applications that support dealing with the recent flooding in the Calder valley and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applying for a grant
Applying for a grant is a simple two stage process. First complete an online form which asks for contact details, information about your organisation and a short description (max 500 words) of your reason for applying for a grant. At the second stage, applicants who meet the club’s criteria for funding will be invited to complete a more detailed grant application form which will be considered by a committee of the club.
Applications can be made at any time and are generally determined on a two-month cycle. Requests for emergency grants can be determined in hours.
The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge receives many more applications than it can fund; inevitably, some applications will not succeed. Grant applications where the club is not the sole donor, and the applicant demonstrates they have generated funds from their own actions are particularly well received.
Applicants are advised to view the LIST OF GRANTS MADE (below) to see the types of project we support and the level of funding we typically provide.
All applications are considered on their own merits.
To access the online application form you can use the button below.
How to make a donation to our Trust Fund
Trust Fund beneficiaries
Use the button below to view an online spreadsheet showing all the Trust Fund beneficiaries since 2007, when digital records of the fund began.
The majority of the funds assets are raised by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge through fundraising events, including the Vintage Weekend in August and the Easter Monday Duck Race .
Rotarians give their time freely and, collectively, spend many thousands of hours each year preparing and running the events.
The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge raise funds for The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge Trust Fund – Registered Charity Number 513898
To view our accounts and other details, including trustees, you can use the button below