Greetland & Stainland

Sector Support Calderdale invites you to their Funding Fair

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Sector Support Calderdale is hosting a FREE full –day event for voluntary and community groups, charities and social enterprises working in Calderdale.

On Tuesday 20 October 2015, 9:30am – 4:00pm at The Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax, HX1 2YT

The day will consist of a market place of stalls and information from support organisations and funders including

  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Community Foundation for Calderdale
  • Calderdale Council Small Grants
  • The Key Fund
  • SEE Ahead
  • WYCAS (West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service)
  • Charity Bank
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Lloyds TSB
  • Children In Need
  • PERS (Pay & Employment Rights Service

There will also be a series of presentations and two workshops, the workshops are free to attend and bookings for these will be taken on the day at registration.

We are also holding an open funding panel in the morning, this consists of a selection of funders sitting on a panel in the market place and will give you the opportunity to ask those all important questions.

To attend this event, please book via the Eventbrite link www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sector-support-calderdale-funding-fair-2015-tickets-17601234767

where you can book a place online. If you do not have access to the internet please call the office on 01422 345174 and you can book a place over the phone.

Please let us know if you have any specific dietary or access requirements when you book .

Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day and the entire event is free of charge.

Free parking available in the main car park

If you have any further questions or would like a map/directions to the venue please call one of the team on 01422 345174

Singspiration need a new choir deliverer!

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They are a fun and friendly choir that have been together 3 years and meet every Monday in Ogden, Halifax.

They sing for fun and wellbeing and they really hope to keep singing together.

Singspiration are looking for someone who is a musically trained singer who can teach them some lovely songs in harmony. Please contact Linda Haggas 07739 397892

More information available here…

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Mork on Loneliness…

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Mork & Mindy: ‘In Mork We Trust’ (#1.21) (1979)
Orson: The report, Mork.
Mork: This week I discovered a terrible disease called loneliness.
Orson: Do many people on Earth suffer from this disease?
Mork: Oh yes sir, and how they suffer. One man I know suffers so much he has to take a medication called bourbon. Even that doesn’t help very much because then he can hear paint dry.
Orson: Does bedrest help?
Mork: No because I’ve heard that sleeping alone is part of the problem. You see, Orson, loneliness is a disease of the spirit. People who have it think that no one cares about them.
Orson: Do you have any idea why?
Mork: Yes sir, you can count on me. You see, when children are young, they’re told not to talk to strangers. When they go to school, they’re told not to talk to the person next to them. Finally when they’re very old, they’re told not to talk to themselves, who’s left?
Orson: Are you saying Earthlings make each other lonely?
Mork: No sir, I’m saying just the opposite. They make themselves lonely – they’re so busy looking out for number one that there’s not enough room for two.
Orson: It’s too bad everybody down there can’t get together and find a cure.
Mork: Here’s the paradox, sir, because if they did get together, they wouldn’t need one.


Age UK need your help for The Big Knit!

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Age UkAge UK is joining forces with Innocent Drinks again this year for The Big Knit; a campaign aimed at keeping older people safe and warm in winter.

They need help to knit little hats which Innocent put on their small bottles of smoothies and for every bottle sold, Innocent will donate 25p to Age UK.

Funds are distributed to local branches according to how many hats they knit and last year Age UK did over 10,000 in Calderdale and Kirklees.

You can find more information and knitting patterns on the Age UK website.

Do you need some help with a small project ?

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Calderdale Council CMBCThe Council’s Economy & Environment Directorate are having a ‘Just Do It’ day on Thursday 17 September 2015 and are looking for projects within communities that staff can assist with.

A ‘Just Do It ‘ day is a team building event, with an emphasis on giving back to the community, whether it is planting in parks, tidying up sites, improving buildings, assisting a community group with I.T. skills, helping people with interview skills or visiting / giving talks in sheltered schemes etc.

Whatever your idea is for a small project, which can be delivered in a day , please let us know by completing the attached form by Noon on Friday 10 July 2015 and emailing it to Mark.broadbent@calderdale.gov.uk