Grants of up to £5,000 available for not for profit organisations through the Support and Integration Fund
The Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) has partnered with Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (CMBC) to launch the Support and Integration Fund offering grants between £500 and £5,000 to voluntary, community and faith sector groups to reduce inequalities and welcome newcomers to our community. Not for profit organisations can apply for funding to welcome refugees and new migrants to Calderdale, especially refugees from Ukraine. Steve Duncan, CEO of CFFC explained, “We are particularly looking to fund projects that help people learn English and about our culture, connect socially, learn life skills and get help to get into employment.”
For more details about the eligibility criteria and to apply by Friday 25th March 2023, please visit https://cffc.co.uk/support-and-integration-fund-march-2023/
BEGIN 2 CHANGE – Creative Well-being and Empowerment for women
Verd de Gris announce their next 14-week well-being course for women in Calderdale.
This course has been designed to be responsive to YOUR needs, YOUR situation. With group sessions and 1-2-1 support to help rebuild confidence and make important changes in your life.
Find out more on the Verd de Gris Facebook page
“This project is everything to me. It has changed my life!” Sophia
“I’m not nervous anymore. I don’t have panic attacks. I’m like a new person. Now I’m saying YES to new opportunities” Shaminsharon@verddegris.orgKeep up to date with other events as they happen by following Verd de gris arts on Facebook, on Twitter and Instagram Twitter @verddegris Instagram @verddegrisThis is open to women of any age or background in Calderdale NO CREATIVE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY NO PRESSURE – JUST GENTLE ENCOURAGEMENT Come join us embark on an amazing uplifting journey! To book a place please contact SHARON: Mobile: 07907 822323 Email:
Where: The Old Courthouse, Blackwall, Halifax, HX1 2DL
When: Every Monday 10:30am – 12:30pm except holidays
Starting: Monday 17th April
Magic Moments Singing Group with Calderdale Music Trust
Do you enjoy singing? There is a new opportunity for individuals to join a signing group with the Calderdale Music Trust in Central Halifax.
This group is for adults of all ages who want to sing for well-being. Coming together in song helps wellbeing and brain activity whilst being a great way to be social and meet new friends. You don’t need to be a great singer to benefit.
Three sessions have been scheduled :
- Wednesday 15th March
- Wednesday 3rd May
- Wednesday 24th May
- Wednesday 28th June
- Wednesday 19th July
Each session runs from 1:30pm – 3:00pm during term time.
Each session costs £5 per person, this includes a barista-style hot drink for our café, Rhythm & Brews. Carers can come for free (no hot drink).
Please contact in advance where possible.
Calderdale Music Trust is working to support communities in North Halifax to engage in their new premises and reduce their social isolation. These sessions are for anyone who would like to get involved in some capacity
To find out more for yourself or to refer a client, please contact
email@example.com or call 01422 401260
Venue: Calderdale Music, The Old Courthouse, Blackwall, Halifax, HX1 2DL. On street parking, pay and display but free with a disabled badge.
The building is accessible for all. There are disabled toilets on both floors and a lift to upstairs.
The yoga teacher on a mission to bust industry myths
A Halifax-based yoga teacher has launched a new campaign to encourage more people to give yoga a try. Adele Wills, owner of Adeles Yoga, introduced the ‘Keeping it Real’ campaign this month to bust myths traditionally associated with the practice of yoga, as well as celebrate the many benefits it can bring.
Adele’s Yoga : Keeping it Real
One myth that the campaign seeks to tackle is that yoga is only suitable for the fit and flexible. By showcasing the real people that practice yoga, the campaign hopes to show that yoga can be done by all shapes, sizes and abilities, encouraging more people to give it a go as a result.
Adele Wills said:
“So often, the yoga we see in the media just isn’t true to real life. Usually, you’ll see a stick-thin girl with their legs wrapped behind their head. The pose she’s doing probably makes your muscles ache just looking at her. With these types of images all over the media, is there any wonder so many of us feel that yoga isn’t for us?
But that’s not even close to what real yoga is – and it’s certainly not exclusively for people that look like they’ve just stepped off the pages of a fashion magazine. Real yoga is for everybody and every body. It welcomes us, just as we are – wobbly bits, bad days and all. Through my ‘Keeping It Real’ campaign, I really want to break down those barriers and encourage more people to give yoga a try.”
The campaign also strives to bust myths about what yoga actually is and how it can be easily incorporated into everyday life. To support this, Adele will release weekly ‘Mindful Minute’ videos on her YouTube channel. These 60 second self-care practices can be done anywhere, anytime.
“When I first talk to people about yoga, they assume it is just complex poses and strange chanting. Of course, you can choose to bring that into your practice if that works for you, but real yoga is actually much simpler than that. Yoga is mindfulness, yoga is three deep breaths, yoga is self-care. In fact, anything you do with attention to how you feel is yoga.
My ‘Mindful Minute’ videos have been designed as a quick wellbeing boost to help deal with the stresses that we all experience as real people. I really hope people will give them a watch to see that yoga really is for everybody and doesn’t just happen on the mat.”
Alongside the videos, Adele will also be offering a series of free taster sessions over the next few months where new students can come along, find out more about yoga and give the basics a try alongside others who might be new to yoga too.
To find out more about upcoming taster sessions, watch yoga videos or learn more about the campaign, visit: www.adelesyoga.com/keeping-it-real
Help shape Family Hubs at the Orangebox March 8th
Do you care for children or young adults 0-25?
We’re looking for parents, grandparents and carers to help shape the brand and design of new family support centres in Calderdale.
Children’s services are being brought together in a one-stop hub of support for families in Calderdale. We’re calling them Family Hubs.
Family Hubs are for you, your children, young adults and families with children with SEND, so it’s only right we co-design them with you.
Refreshments will be provided along with a £10 voucher to thank you for your time.
Wednesday 8 March 2023 – 13:00 – 15:00
Orange Box – Young People’s Centre
1 Blackledge Halifax HX1 1A
Spaces are limited.
Register today by using the QR code in the poster.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details for more information.
Free Budgeting Session – Receive a £10 voucher upon completion!
Bookings are now open for our Free Budgeting Session!
When: Thursday 16th March, 10am – 12pm
Where: GMB Union Building, Brighouse, HD6 1SL
All attendees will receive a £10 voucher for attending.
Book your place now by following the link below
Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 24 February 2023 – OUT NOW!!
Click here to view this week’s Friday Flyer
- How the NHP is reducing its carbon footprint
- Cost of Living available Support from Calderdale Council
- Verd De Gris : Empowering Women to bring about Social Change March 3rd
- Safety of Women & Girls Event Wednesday March 1st
Have a great weekend!
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You can also contact us on 01422 252 029
How the NHP is reducing its carbon footprint
From going paperless to growing our own food for our nurseries, take a look at the steps the NHP is taking towards reducing the company’s carbon footprint.
Anti-Poverty Partnership: Cost-of-Living and Safeguarding
Are you seeing more/greater safeguarding concerns related to the Cost-of-Living crisis with the children, young people and adults that you work with? Have you had to change the way you work, or the things you do, in order to help more people, or helping those you already support in a more in-depth way, in relation to risk and safeguarding?
We are aware the impact of the cost-of-living crisis is being felt disproportionately by individuals and within communities that are most deprived. The Local Authority Anti-Poverty Partnership has been working hard with communities over many years to mitigate the worst of the harm that poverty causes. However, we are all conscious that the sheer scale of this crisis means that there are likely to be issues that we aren’t aware of.To help us all to understand the impacts and challenges faced by your organisation and the service it offers, we would really like to hear from you…
- How is the current cost-of-living crisis impacting on demand for your service?
- Are you seeing a change in the type of safeguarding support you are being asked to provide?
- What challenges are you currently facing due to cost-of-living crisis?
- What challenges do you foresee in the next 12-18 months?
- Are you able to share any stories that illustrate the issues you are dealing with?
Julia.firstname.lastname@example.orgYou can use the form if that’s easier for you to complete, but please feel free to feedback within an email to
Cost of Living available Support from Calderdale Council
Many more people than ever before are experiencing money worries with the increased cost of living. Calderdale Council’s Money & Wellbeing web pages are updated regularly and cover all money related matters.
Whether you are looking for help with bills, budgeting tips, benefits calculators or information about Government schemes, you can find it all here in one place.
Visit calderdale.gov.uk/mwic call 01422 288005 or scan the QR code for more information.
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