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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
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.
Sarah 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.
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
The 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.