Have you booked your place on the CFFC Membership Event?

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You’re invited to our relaunch event at Berties, Elland

on Wednesday 28th September 2022


Members and 
Non- Members are all warmly welcomed 

Wednesday 28th September
12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

Berties, Brook Street
Elland, HX5 9AW




We are going through a lot of change at the moment. We have a new Prime Minister. We have a new King. There is uncertainty about the cost of living crisis and how it will effect us.

Come along and join a group of like-minded people who want to see Calderdale thrive and be a great place to live and work at our membership event. You will feel supported and I’m pretty sure will leave having had a great time.

You’re invited to the official launch of our membership club. This is a monthly networking event for like minded people who support CFFC so we can connect people who care with local causes that matter. There will be open networking and a buffet lunch provided.

We are planning on having monthly events and will choose locations throughout the borough.

Register your free place here

Things have changed a lot over the last few years. Everyone wants more bang for their buck when they spend money, and membership is no different. If you want to get your Return on Investment from being a member, we can help you with that. If you want to know what your membership is being spent on, we can help with that too. If you want to feel connected with your community and help Calderdale thrive, well we can help with that too.

Let’s cut to the chase, so how much will it cost you?

There are different levels of membership, you can choose the one that’s right for you:

Voluntary / Not for profit Organisations : £10 per year

Friend of the Foundation – Individuals or small businesses / sole traders: 

£120 annually or £10 per month.

Foundation Club Members : £600 annually or £50 per month

There are many benefits to being a CFFC Member, including:

  • Monthly networking events
  • Certificate of membership (which looks good in your reception or office)
  • Being part of a group of people who care about their community and want to be part of something bigger making a difference
  • Supporting the Foundation so we can give out grants and continue our role to connect people and create a positive impact in our community in the 5 areas we have as priorities
  • The opportunity to show your support for an issue you care about
  • Invited to our AGM
  • The opportunity to engage with the issues you care about and be connected with volunteering or fundraising opportunities
  • Logo to use on your website, email signature, and social media
  • Invite to social events
  • Receive our Annual Report
  • 1 to 1 meeting so we can connect and introduce you to people
  • Listed in our online directory

100% of every membership fee goes towards making grants for one of the priorities you choose.

Plus, if you are a Foundation Club Member or a Friend of the Foundation in the first year we will match fund your membership to double the amount going towards making grants. If you are a Foundation Club member, your membership fee is £600 so £1200 will go towards grants and if you are a Friend of the Foundation, your membership fee is £120 so £240 will go towards making grants.

If you would like to become a member now, here is the link to complete the application form.

Click here to find out more about applying to become a member

It would be lovely to see you at the official relaunch and I hope you will be able to join us!

Register your free place here

Let’s Grow! Free Family events schedule

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Join the Let’s Grow Team on an event near you and have a go with tactile, outdoors experiences around growing and learning about the wonderful world around you!

These free, family friendly fun sessions offer something for the whole family to enjoy. Babies and small children are welcome.

Next sessions as follows:

Sowerby Bridge – Wednesday 3rd August
Tuel Lane Car Park, next to Tuel Lane Lock

Todmorden – Thursday 4th August
Pollination Street Garden

Elland – Friday 5th August
Southgate Bandstand

Brighouse – Saturday 6th August
The Parklets, Bethel Street Car Park

Next Companionship Cafe in Elland Morrisons – August 9th

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Just a reminder that our next Companionship Café at Morrison’s Supermarket in Elland will be on Tuesday 9th August at 10am.

We had a lively time at the last Café in July with bingo, prizes and plenty of conversation and it was lovely to see new faces as well as friends from our May and June Cafes.  We were also joined by 3 residents from a nearby care home who thoroughly enjoyed their trip out.

Home Instead Calderdale has partnered with Morrison’s supermarket in Elland to hold a monthly companionship café for older people in our community. Staff from Home Instead and Morrison’s are on hand to ensure each event goes smoothly.  Free tea, coffee and biscuits are also provided.  More details below.

If you would like to know more, please contact the office on  01422 292424 or email calderdale@homeinstead.co.uk


Venue: Morrison’s Cafe in Elland, Morrisons, 4 Jubilee Way, Halifax HX5 9DT


Future Companionship Cafe Dates 9th August, 13th September

Let’s Grow coming to Calderdale on a location near you!

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Let’s Grow comes to Calderdale visiting Lower Valley for a week of hands on outdoors experiences around growing and learning about the wonderful world around us!

Start the summer holidays with our free, family friendly fun sessions! Each session is hands on with something for the whole family to enjoy.

Sowerby Bridge – 3rd August
Tuel Lane Car Park, next to Tuel Lane Lock

Todmorden – 4th August
Pollination Street Garden

Elland – 5th August
Southgate Bandstand

Brighouse – 6th August
The Parklets, Bethel Street Car Park

Project Colt in Elland weekly groups

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Project Colt is running the following groups each week:

Monday – Ladies Self Esteem Group. All Ladies Welcome. 10:30 – 12pm

Friday- Feel Good Friday Group. All Welcome. 11:30 -13:00

We meet together each week to spend time engaging in activities of all kinds and creating a community where people can connect. A light lunch is provided.

Both of these groups are held at:

Project Colt, Bridgefield Mills (on Elland Bridge), Elland, HX5 3FT

For more info on these groups contact:



Focus4Hope Arts and Crafts Mondays at Morrisons Elland Cafe

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Join Focus 4 Hope every other Monday for the brand new Create & Craft Club!

This club runs every fortnight and each time we’ll be doing a range of craft activities including jewellery making, pebble decorating, card making and much more.

We want to bring people together to help alleviate isolation and make new friends.

We’ll serve drinks, biscuits & snacks whilst enjoying decorating plant pots and then planting the seeds. You can take your pots home and watch them grow 🌻

You can bring the kids along in the school holidays too.

For more information contact

Kat on 07756 053009 email champion.elland@morrisonsplc.co.uk
Richard 01422 393704

Find out how the meeting on Monday July 11th went!


Kindly funded by Staying Well Calderdale 💙


We look forward to welcoming you there.
12 Huddersfield Road (access is around the back in Bethel Street car park)

Elland’s Happiness Lab Showcase Friday 15th July at 7pm

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Over the past 8 months we have been dancing, drawing, writing, singing, and making with the community in and around Elland to explore what happiness means to them for our Elland’s Happiness Lab project.
We would like to share our ‘findings’ and celebrate the project with you at a special evening event involving:
  • A preview of our happiness exhibition of drawing and writing from local groups, schools, and individuals (the full exhibition will be in Elland Library from 18th July)
  • A wonderful documentary film about the project, made by the brilliant Rainbow Trout Films
  • A ‘taster menu’ of live dance performance – each one inspired by the themes that have emerged from the project. Performed by local community members and Curious Motion dancers, with choreography by myself and the performers.
  • There will of course be brews, refreshments and light snacks available too (vegetarian/ vegan).
Please join us on Friday 15th July, 7pm, at Southgate Church in Elland (HX5 0JL). This is our first venture back into community events and we would love to share this with you!
Make sure to book a ticket as we have limited spaces available
>> Click HERE to book <<
Tickets are Pay as You Feel – free tickets are available for anyone who needs them, or you can make a donation amount of your choice. All donations are gratefully received to ensure we can build on this project and support the long-term wellbeing of the local community.
Hope to see you there.
Warm wishes
Sam and the team at Curious Motion x
Venue : Southgate Methodist Church, Langdale St, Elland HX5 0JL

Dads Event: Woodland Explorers at Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve June 18th

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Happy Father’s Day for all Dads, Grandads and male carers!

Join Sure Start Children’s Centre and Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve to a Woodland Adventure this Saturday June 18th from 10am – 12pm.

We will be looking for creepy crawlies and help us fill our bird feeders. Who knows, we may even get a glimpse of the birds coming to feed!

Children will receive a free pack lunch and an activity pack.

Venue: Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve, Elland Road, Brighouse, HD6 2RG

June 18th 10am – 12pm

Booking is essential, Please contact the Family Support Team
on 01484 386621 to book your place today

Places may still be available

Next Companionship Cafe Dates in Elland Morrisons – Next June 14th

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Home Instead has partnered with Morrison’s supermarket in Elland to hold companionship cafés for older people in our community.

Our first event in May was very successful and we have now scheduled 4 more dates – our next café is on Tuesday 14 June at 10am. 

Staff from Home Instead and Morrison’s are on hand to ensure the event goes smoothly and free tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided, as well as a raffle and a quiz.

If you would like to know more, contact me on  01422 292424 or email Julie.ingham@homeinstead.co.uk

Venue: Morrison’s Cafe in Elland, Morrisons, 4 Jubilee Way, Halifax HX5 9DT

Future Companionship Cafe Dates:
12 July, 9th August, 13th September

Elland Spring Craft Fair May 22 at Working Mens Club

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Come to the Spring Craft Fair on Sunday the 22nd of May at Elland Working Men’s Club to enjoy a fun afternoon of arts, crafts, stalls and delicious food!


You will find stalls with cakes, buns, coffee and tea, choices of hot and cold food, as well as tombola, raffles and places where you can buy an assortment from cosmetics and jewellery to candles and arty ornaments.


Free entry, from 12pm – 3pm


Elland Working Men’s Club, Roseberry St, Elland, HX5 0HT