Category Archives: Community volunteers

The amazing kindness and togetherness shown by people in Calderdale during the pandemic is being showcased in a major new national report. Faced with frequent flooding and COVID-19, Calderdale people have stayed resilient, come together and supported each other. Their community spirit, and the local investment to help people from different backgrounds to connect and… read more … about Calderdale’s kindness in national spotlight>>

Calderdale’s voluntary groups are invited to apply for grants of up to £25,000, to help communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, tackle poverty and build strong neighbourhoods. Calderdale Council has launched two new funds for community organisations today (Monday 23 November) as part of its main voluntary sector grants programme. The funding programme was approved… read more … about Cash boost for Calderdale community groups>>

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Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Calderdale Council is committed to supporting our most disadvantaged children and young people and ensuring they do not go hungry at half term.   “We are working with the Community Foundation for Calderdale and our fantastic voluntary and community sector to ensure that children who are eligible… read more … about Statement from the Leader of Calderdale Council>>

Cllr Tim Swift

People in Calderdale are being reminded to check their flood preparation plans, to ensure they can protect themselves and their property. It’s almost eight months since the most recent serious flooding event in Calderdale, when over 1200 properties were affected by flooding caused by Storm Ciara.  As winter approaches again, Calderdale Council is advising members… read more … about Preparing for future flooding>>

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Calderdale Council has launched a public consultation seeking local people’s views on the future of the Centre at Threeways in Halifax. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategy, Cllr Jane Scullion, said: “This is a well-loved building which has provided a much-used range of facilities in the heart of the community. “The Council is… read more … about Have your say on the future of Centre at Threeways>>

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Passionate business and community representatives in Brighouse and Todmorden are invited to apply for roles on the newly created Town Deal Boards, to help shape improvements in each town. In November 2019, the Government announced that both Brighouse and Todmorden would be invited to bid for funding as part of its brand new multi-million pound ‘Town… read more … about Help shape the future of Brighouse and Todmorden>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

Calderdale Council and its communities have been praised for their response to COVID-19 in a major national report about social connection during the crisis. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration has released a report looking at the impact of the pandemic on social isolation and how people are supporting each other across the… read more … about Calderdale leads the way on connecting people during the COVID-19 crisis>>

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Calderdale’s community groups, which provide a vital lifeline for the most vulnerable, are being reminded to apply for grants from Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) to help them respond to COVID-19. Many groups across the borough have already applied for the Emergency Community Support Fund, which the Council and the CFFC… read more … about Thanking Calderdale’s amazing community groups>>

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Calderdale Council and our social care providers are leading on the delivery of social care services to several thousand of our most vulnerable people, every hour of every day, in Calderdale during the pandemic. We are seeing a huge determined effort showing love, kindness and compassion to those who really need our help and support…. read more … about Our social care heroes support the most vulnerable>>

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