The Calderdale Cares Community Programme Board is now inviting bids from across the system on how we can develop community services. The board are particularly interested in ideas that involve the following:
- New and innovative ideas and why you feel this is important
- Clear on who the beneficiaries will be and how they can be involved
- Clear on how the beneficiaries will notice the positive change
- Involves collaboration and working together with other providers
- Makes the best use of our existing skills and assets in Calderdale
- How the positive changes can be embedded into our future ways of working
Further information including the application proforma can be found in this document: NR Investment paper pack V3
Please send your completed proformas to Shabana Kausar at Shabana.firstname.lastname@example.org before 28th October 2022
The event may be held in Todmorden but we will be promoting our research across Calderdale – by including community groups and other potential allies who are based in Todmorden, Hebden Royd, Halifax and other areas of Calderdale.
Download Flyer here (PDF)
In the first half of the meeting we will be going through the 7 headings of our research findings about Disability and Health – as we did previously with our on-line meeting in April. This includes Professional Support, Voluntary Sector Support, Friends and Family, Personal Care, Family Carers, Getting Out and about, Friends and Community, Disability Rights and Access.
In the second half of the meeting, we will be discussing our recommendations in an open forum. These themes include Listening to and involving local citizens more in local decision-making, tackling inequalities and upholding the rights of disabled people. We welcome your ideas or suggestions on how we can follow-up our initial research in practical ways.
This is the newest schedule of activities of what’s going on at The Space at Field Lane community hub.
For more information on the activities or to book on an activity or rent the space, please contact directly:
The Space @ Field Lane
verd de gris arts have been awarded funding through Historic England’s Everyday Heritage Grants – to create an innovative intergenerational project with the aim of celebrating the working class culture of boxing clubs around Halifax, West Yorkshire.
Halifax Stars will record the stories of older fighters, and the gyms that used to be a prominent feature of the area – as well as celebrating the importance of boxing coaching with young working class people today – the instilling of self-discipline and self-care, respect and pride in community.
The project will be cross cultural, reflecting the communal nature of boxing culture here in Halifax, but will, importantly, share this culture with a wider audience – to increase understanding of boxing’s remarkable working class legacy in the area, and champion the work that is done through the clubs to help some of the poorest and most marginalised young people in our communities.
If you would like more information please contact:
T: 07926 978651
Grants of up to £5,000 to eligible Voluntary Sector organisations who are looking to trial a new idea or project or continue existing projects especially around
1) homelessness and housing
2) poverty and disadvantage
3) mental health and wellbeing
4) community cohesion.
Visit https://cffc.co.uk/general-grants-round-2022-2/ for full information and application criteria
Application Deadline: 31st October 2022
Grants of up to £25k Available to Groups to Support Calderdale Residents Improve their Emotional Health and Wellbeing
Voluntary and community sector groups can apply for a grant of up to £5k, up to £10k, or up to £25k to improve wellbeing with children up to 5 years old helping them get ready for school, or help young people develop well so that every 15 year old has hope and aspiration, that people have good emotional health and wellbeing resulting in fewer suicides, and people over 75 have strong social networks and are part of our community.
For complete information and application guidance, visit:
Application Deadline: September 22nd at 10.00am
Are you interested in being 1 of the 8 organisations to pilot this approach and receive a grant of £250 to implement your ideas?
If so, we would love to hear from you!
Active Calderdale VCSE Charter – Why?Because when we move, we’re stronger
Active Calderdale works with communities to make physical activity and moving more a part of day-to-day life for everyone in Calderdale. Currently, 1 in 5 people in Calderdale are inactive: taking part in less than 30 minutes of activity per week. We believe every organisation can play their part in supporting and encouraging those who visit their organisation to move more. Get involved – Voluntary and Community | Active CalderdaleHere are some examples to inspire you!
Benefits for your organisation & everyone connected to it
Being an Active Calderdale organisation can have a huge impact on the health of everyone connected to your organisation.Benefits to your organisation
- Contribute towards delivering a holistic approach
- Provide a more attractive, diverse offer as a service
- Help to meet targets
- Good leadership
- Good evidence and case studies
Benefits to the people you supportEven small changes in activity levels can make a big difference
How do you become an Active Calderdale VCSE Charter Organisation?
Our ask of you is that you review your organisation against 6 criteria including how you make Moving More desirable, how you lead the way and provide people with the skills and knowledge and see how you can:
- Support your staff and volunteers to ‘Move more’
- Support your members / services user to ‘Move more’
- Understand and monitor the changes being implemented and the impact the changes are having
- Celebrate successes
Through partnering with Active Calderdale – We will provide support (knowledge, resources, funding, connections) to enable you to implement changes to help you meet the criteria.When you’ve signed up, we’ll also send you an Active Calderdale VCSE Charter certificate you can display proudly in your offices, highlighting the positive changes you aim to make.
Sign up today!
We have made the process easy with our online form to submit applications.As this is a limited capacity pilot project, we will be accepting applications until 12pm Wednesday 31st August. We will review the level of interest and be in touch with those selected to take part.