Community Spirit Awards

Calderdale Community Spirit Awards Celebration 24 November 2022

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The 2022 Calderdale Community Spirit Awards, organised by Community Foundation for Calderdale will be taking place on 24 November 2022 at The Venue.

Finalists announced for the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards 2022

The finalists for the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards 2022 have been announced. Visit to see who is on the list.

We celebrate another year of amazing efforts by our local charitable organisations.

Hosted at The Venue, Bowers Mill, the Awards are on Thursday 24th November 2022, and it is sure to be a moving evening as we recognise charities and individuals who do so much for the people of Calderdale.

Whether you are a Not-for-profit organisation celebrating your achievements, someone who works with charities, or perhaps a trustee or donor, we would love for you to join us.

Tickets are £35 per person (incl VAT) and include a welcome drink, two-course meal and coffee.

Click here to book a ticket and find out more

Nominations are open for the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards 2022

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The Community Foundation for Calderdale are proud to announce that nominations are open for the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards which will be held at The Venue, Barkisland on 24th November 2022 celebrating the Not-for-profit sector in our borough.

Categories include New Charity of the Year, Fundraising Campaign of the Year, Best Marketing Campaign, Young Community Champion, Outstanding Individual, Charity of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement. This year there is a new category for the Mandy Taylor Award.

Who do you know in the voluntary and not-for-profit sector who should be nominated? It’s quick and easy to nominate.

If you know a person or organisation who should be nominated for going above and beyond, please nominate them by 30th September 2022 at








Finalists for the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards 2021 Announced 

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The Community Foundation for Calderdale and its headline sponsors BCA Leisure have announced the finalists for the Community Spirit Awards which will take place on Thursday 25th November 2021 at The Venue Barkisland to celebrate all the amazing work volunteers, charities and community groups do to make Calderdale a better place to live.

There has been a new category for people who have gone Above and Beyond during Covid-19, and attracted two new sponsors Appleyard Lees LLP and Yorkshire Payments.

To see the finalists, visit


Calderdale Community Champions – Nominate a Local Hero!

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Nominations are Open for Calderdale Community Champions 

The Community Foundation for Calderdale are proud to announce that nominations are open for the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards which will be held at The Venue, Barkisland on 25th November 2021 celebrating the Not-for-profit sector in our borough.

Whether you want to nominate a new organisation, a brilliant marketing or fundraising campaign, right through to a young community champion, or volunteer, there are lots of different categories. We encourage you to visit and look at the categories and nominate someone who deserves to be thanked for their contribution to our community.

Nominate Charities and Social Enterprises for Calderdale Community Spirit Awards

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The Calderdale Community Spirit Awards highlight local excellence within the charitable and Social Enterprise sector, recognising and celebrating their recent achievements and best practice, thus raising the profile of charity and voluntary activity in Calderdale.

There are 10 award categories, details of which you can find on the at and you can nominate an organisation at

The deadline for applications is Friday 10 August 2018. Please try and answer all the questions as accurately as possible and keep to the word count provided. All forms of charitable organisations can apply along with organisations without a charity number that is ‘not for profit’ and provides a community benefit. Organisations can nominate themselves and be nominated.

The judging panel will meet on August 16 – and their decision is final.

The Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday 27 September at The Venue Barkisland, presented by BBC Radio 5 Live’s Anna Foster. Tickets can be bought online at

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.

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Chit Chat Success!

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The Chit Chat group from Elland was recognised for its hard work on Thursday 9 July at the Courier Community Spirit Awards 2015 ceremony where they picked the Supporting Older People in Calderdale award (sponsored by The Leo Group)

Chit Chat provides fun activities and friendly social interaction over a cuppa!

The night, hosted by Clare Frisby and held in partnership with the Community Foundation for Calderdale, was a well-deserved showcase for the people who make Calderdale the caring, creative and conscientious place we all know and love… read more about the awards…

Chit Chat runs every second and fourth Wednesday in the month from 1.30pm until 3.30pm at All Saints Church, Charles Street, Elland, HX5 0JF