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Active Calderdale VCSE Charter – When we move, we’re stronger

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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.  Here are some examples to inspire you! Get involved – Voluntary and Community | Active Calderdale

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.

Sign up to the Active Calderdale VCSE Charter

Active Calderdale Your Views Matter survey

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Active Calderdale are gathering information on physical activity habits and opinions on how the local area can influence people to be more active.

No matter how active you currently are, this is your opportunity to express how you feel about being active in your local area so that the right changes can be made to support you, your friends and your family.

The survey takes 10 minutes to complete and can be found here: http://activecalderdale.org/YourViewsMatter2022

Complete the Your Views Matter survey before 6th June 2022 to be in with a chance of winning FIVE £50 Love2Shop vouchers! (terms and conditions apply).

Staying Well Community Fund open to applications

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Sometimes all you need is a cuppa and a chat.

Of course a little financial help never hurts!

Staying Well has been a supporting presence for many who have found themselves isolated.

Their telephone befriending service, largely depending on volunteers, has been a helpful presence. The team has offered emotional support, finding social outlets where available and being a much needed listening ear.

We are delighted to announce that Staying Well is now in the position to offer  practical support as well in the form of the newly launched Community Fund.

This fund is open to application from starting and existing organisations, targeting loneliness and social isolation, particularly delivering services for COVID support.

For more information on the Staying Well Community fund, contact the team on stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

Get involved and get active with Breeze Bike Rides for Women

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breeze_logoBritish Cycling’s Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women riding bikes for fun and fitness. The amazing Breeze Champions are helping thousands of women feel fitter and more confident on a bike.

  • Rides from 3 miles to 30+
  • All ages and abilities welcome
  • Friendly and supportive

To find out more visit breezebikerides.com and find a ride near you.

Get active with Tai Chi at Elland Golf Club

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Get active with Tai Chi at Elland Golf Club – Relax in the peaceful club house lounge overlooking the course and its vista of trees and well-kept fairways and stay in the clubhouse for some lunch or a coffee after.

Every Wednesday – 11am to 12pm
At Elland Golf Club, Hammerstone Leach Lane, Elland, HX5 0TA

Costs just £3 per session and everyone is welcome to get involved.

For information contact Julie Stott at juliestott@hotmail.co.uk or call 07584 901236

Take a walk on the Wildside – New programme available now

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The latest edition of Wildside – the walks and events programme produced by Calderdale Council is now available in local tourist information centres, libraries and sports centres.

This year’s programme is packed full of walks, events and practical days suitable for adults and families so why not pick one up today or visit www.calderdale.gov.uk and search for ‘walks’ or have a look at the events calendar to find out more?

If you need more information or can’t find the new leaflet in your local outlet, please email countryside@calderdale.gov.uk