Community Foundation for Calderdale

Halifax Stories 2018 Comes to the Piece Hall

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Halifax Stories is part of Stronger Communities project funded by CFFC and the Ghandi Statue Memorial Trust currently underway in Calderdale. The project focuses on building stronger and more connected communities through helping participants to develop self-belief, well-being, and practical skills & knowledge around influencing the world around them. The project also importantly focuses on building understanding between people from different backgrounds through the facilitation of community conversations and story-telling.

Stella Barnes, an associate artist with Counterpoints Arts will offer a series of creative workshops enabling participants to explore the rich stories within their own lives. Through a story telling process, Stella will work with participants to enable them to develop new narratives and perspectives on their lives in Calderdale. The work produced by participants will be exhibited in the Piece Hall between June and August 2018. Alongside Stella, a photographer will take the portraits of willing participants, which will also be exhibited

Anyone can come. But to organise lunch and refreshments the organisers need to know numbers so please text or call Roisin on 07771 655617, or email roisincavanagh@all1collective.org.uk. You will need to book on by Thursday 1 February, giving your name and when you will be coming.

These workshops will take place in the Learning Studio on the south wall of the Piece Hall over 5 days. The workshops will run from 11am-2.30pm with lunch included. It is hoped that many participants will participate in all 5 workshops, but that some people might only be able to do to a few. It is asked that participants try and participate in as many workshops as possible as this will guarantee that you have a finished piece of work to exhibit in the Piece Hall on Thursday 8 February, Friday 9 February, Monday 12 February, Tuesday 13 February, Wednesday 14 February.  There will be a special workshop in the evening, designed for young people, parents who would like to drop in with their children, or for people who work in the daytime. This will take place from 6pm-8:30pm on Thursday 8 February.

More about Stella Barnes: Stella Barnes is an experienced artist who has worked extensively with communities. In 2017 she was the artist-in residence with idle women living and delivering workshops on a narrow boat and in the community in Mirfield and Dewsbury. Before this Stella has worked for many years on a range of different community projects and previously worked as Director of Participation in Ovalhouse, a theatre based in South London where she developed ‘We are London,’ a theatre project for young migrants and other young people and set up the Paper Project, a collective of young migrant artists.

Support and Integration Fund launch

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Grant funding of between £500 – £50,000 is available. To find out how you can get involved go to the launch event on  November 28 at 1:30pm – 3pm to find out more. The FREE event is to be held at the CFFC Offices on Discovery Road HX1 2NG but you must register your interest through Eventbrite where you will also find more information about the aims of providing the grants.

Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) are particularly interested in seeing locally-based community and faith organisations who may not currently support asylum seekers and refugees, but who would like to widen their offer to asylum seekers and refugees This could be a safe, well-promoted local group for asylum seekers in need to contact, an offer of befriending, lunch clubs or coffee mornings, parent and child groups or to a local project to increase the community understanding and cohesion around asylum and migration issues. Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

In addition we also have a grant of £50,000 available. The large grant is to support asylum seekers’ and refugees integration in Calderdale. This would include holding a caseload of people who may be in need of support as well as working with locally-based community and faith organisations to help build the integration support they are able to offer. Immigration advice would not be expected. Ideally, this post will be over a maximum of two years. A total of £50,000 is available to one organisation.

 

Calderdale Community Spirit Awards 2017

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It’s back!

Join the Community Foundation for Calderdale, for the 2017 Calderdale Community Spirit Awards, where we celebrate, acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of the best charities, community groups and volunteers in the area. The 2017 Calderdale Community Spirit Awards are to be held at The Shay Stadium in Halifax on the 28 September. It will be an evening to remember as we hear touching stories of bravery, determination and ultimately success from the Men & Women who do so much to keep their causes alive and at the forefront of our minds.

While the Community Spirit Awards are being held in Halifax, they are open to all charitable organisations in Calderdale.

We know Calderdale is teeming with excellent charities, community groups, and volunteers, and we want them to be recognised and celebrated for the great work they do. So, if your charitable organisation is doing something great nominate your organisation, if you have been supported by a local charitable group nominate them, or if you have a volunteer you just couldn’t live without let us know.

We have 13 categories to choose from and you can nominate your organisation/ individual in more than one. http://halifaxcommunityspiritawards.co.uk/categories/

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Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees Holiday Fund – Grants available

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Age UKAge UK have a limited fund to grant to older people to go on holiday who otherwise may not be able to afford it.

The fund, made available by the Community Foundation for Calderdale, is now open and grants must be used by the end of the year (2016).

The maximum grant is up to £500 / couple (£300 / individual) and is paid directly to the holiday company.

Priority will be given to applicants who are aged 60+, live in the HX postcode area, who are in financial hardship, have a long term illness or disability and have not used the fund previously.

The grants are available by submitting a simple application form to Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees.

Please collect an application form from the Age UK shop (4-6 Square, The Woolshops, Halifax, HX1 1RJ) or call 01422 252040

Completed form should be returned to the Woolshops and decisions will be made within 4 weeks.

 

Wring out the Clowns – Calder Valley Flood Relief Comedy Gala

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Wring Out The ClownsSarah Millican, Chris Ramsey, Justin Moorhouse, Rory Bremner, Jack Carroll and a mystery guest are set to bring you laugh out loud comedy and all for a great cause!

Monday 8 February 2016 – 7.30pm
At Victoria Theatre, Fountain St, Halifax, HX1 1BP

All comedians are performing for free and Calderdale Council have kindly waived all costs meaning every single penny will be going to Community Foundation For Calderdale and Upper Calder Valley Renaissance to help people and local businesses who have been affected by the recent flooding.

Tickets cost £20/£15 and can be booked online here.

Yorkshire Flood Aid fundraiser – This weekend!

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Halifax is hosting a wonderful night of entertainment to help people affected by the floods in Yorkshire. Staff are giving their time for free, and the Council is covering any production costs.

Sunday 10 January at 6.30pm
At the Victoria Theatre, Halifax

The Yorkshire Flood Aid concert will be compered by Christa Ackroyd and will feature a variety of performers from the worlds of music and comedy, including Cannon and Ball, Britain’s Got Talent runner-up, Jack Carroll, cast members from Emmerdale, vocalist Lizzie Jones, plus much much more.

Tickets are selling quickly and are priced at £15. All funds raised will be going to the Community Foundation for Calderdale.

For more information and tickets visit Yorkshire Flood Aid or call the box office on 01422 351158

FREE tickets for the 50+ roadshow

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Come and join us for a great day out with a difference. The Local 50+ Shows offer a great range of features and entertainment for active over 50’s who want to get the most from life.

On Friday 18 September 2015, 9.30am – 3pm at The Shay, Shaw Hill

What’s On at the Local 50+ Show?

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  • Live Music and Entertainment
  • Advice, Products and Services from Quality Local Businesses
  • Fun Charity Casino and Mecca Bingo
  • Free Seminars
  • Giveaways, Competitions and Special Offers
  • Live Fashion Show from Overgate Hospice
  • Cooking Demonstration
  • Activity Sessions and Keep Fit Classes
  • Supporting Local Charities
  • Fun, FREE Day Out book your free tickets here www.goldenyearsroadshow.co.uk

Admission to all our events is FREE to advance ticket holders. Entry without ticket is just £3, donated directly to Community Foundation for Calderdal

The Calderdale Cares Lottery

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calderdale caresThe Calderdale Cares Lottery from Halifax Rugby League Football Club is administered by Community Foundation for Calderdale and has been set up with the aim of raising funds to support worthy charities, organisations and individuals in the Calderdale community.

The grants programme will support local organisations that will benefit Calderdale residents.

Unlike the National Lottery, which is £2, the Calderdale Cares Lottery is only £1 a week to enter.

You could win one of over 40 weekly prizes with daily draws (Mon-Fri) of £100, a rollover jackpot every Saturday of up to £2,000 and £5,000 super draws twice a year.

A minimum of 35% of every pound will be donated to support good causes across the Calderdale area, which is more than the National Lottery and Health Lottery as they only donate 28% and 20% respectively. To join, click here…

If you would like to apply to the Calderdale Cares Lottery Fund, please click here to visit their website.