This page will be updated as new information comes in.

Fundraising

Some people have expressed a desire to offer cash support specifically to Todmorden businesses. While broader funds are being established by Calderdale and UCVR, if you receive a request to specifically donate to Todmorden businesses we have collaborated with an existing micro-business support group called On The Rocks they have an established method of gathering and distributing funds which we can use.

For people wanting to help Todmorden businesses specifically, please direct them to:

https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/HitTheRocks

In your comments mention ‘Todmorden Flood Recovery; and they’ll make sure that donations and needy Tod businesses are matched up.

The way that we can approach larger donating companies is currently being worked through, so unless you have a personal contact it may be best to hold fire on that for the moment – But let us know your ideas on larger companies and we’ll hook you up with other people thinking about that

Support available

TYPE OF SUPPORT SUMMARY DETAIL ELIGIBILITY APPLICATION PROCESS/FURTHER INFO NOTES
Grant from Calderdale Council Up to £2,500 to support affected businesses with their
recovery

In development
– grants of up to £5,000 for property
repair

– grants of up to £20,000 for ‘worst-hit’ business

  Application form and company bank details

http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/environment/flooding/help-available.html#business

Council business support team:

01422 392222
or business@calderdale.gov.uk 

Business rate suspension Up to 3 months suspension of business rates for businesses
affected by flooding
  Contact Rates dept at Council

http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/environment/flooding/help-available.html#business

Council business support team: 01422 392222
or business@calderdale.gov.uk 
Grant from ‘Hit the Rocks’ £500 for micro-enterprises and self-employed affected by
flooding from new national fund
  Applications to fund will open in Feb 2016

https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/HitTheRocks

Anyone pledging donations to the fund can ‘ring-fence’
their support by specifying ‘Todmorden’ in their comments
Free banner / 500 flyers Free 6’ x 2’ banner or 500 flyers for flood affected
businesses (design charge of £35ph applies)
  Print Bureau, Hebden Bridge 01422 847799  
Crowdfunding campaign for Calder valley businesses Crowdfunding campaign will raise funds to be split equally
amongst all businesses participating
Council
backed
International profile and reach
Be based within the Upper Calder Valley

Be experiencing at least a 20% loss of sales revenues as a
result of the flooding

willing to actively promote the crowd funding campaign through
their own social media contacts and networks

Kirsty McGregor – The Corporate Finance Network

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/calderdale-rising-information-event-for-businesses-tickets-20480388393

 

MORE DETAIL NEEDS TO BE ADDED AS ITS CONFIRMED AND SHARED –
CUT OFF DATE IS 12th JAN
facebook groups for sharing info etc various facebook groups for Todmorden businesses to join to
keep up to date with news, etc
  Calder Valley Local Businesses –
https://www.facebook.com/groups/415737058478752/

Calder Valley Flood Support –
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cvcsg/

Shop Local Todmorden –
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1462347817424756/

Todmorden Business Network –
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=454994311370036&fref=ts

 
Employee redundancies Community Foundation grants (£200) available to any employees
who have been laid off as a result of businesses being affected by
flooding
  Calderdale Community Foundation –
http://www.cffc.co.uk/portfolio/floodfund
 
Emotional support ‘Listening ear’ service offered by trained counsellors –
bookable 10-15 min slots to talk by telephone
  floodslisteningear@gmail.com