Category Archives: Charity

Around Remembrance Sunday, the support offered to members of the Armed Forces both past and present, is something that many people are thinking about.  To coincide with commemorations, members of the Council’s Cabinet will look at ways in which those who are serving, or have served in the Armed Forces, can be better supported in… read more … about Furthering our support for the Armed Forces>>


Calderdale schools are working together to support the schools affected by the Boxing Day floods in the borough. Schools across Calderdale have been coming up with their own fundraising ideas to help the four schools which have been badly affected by flooding. Pupils at Riverside Junior School and Central Street Infant and Nursery School in… read more … about Fundraising for flood-hit schools>>

Cllr Megan Swift

Christmas is nearly here, and many people will be shopping for presents for loved ones. Sadly, over 200 older people in Calderdale won’t receive any gifts this year, and Calderdale Council wants your help to change this.  To help make a difference this Christmas, the Council’s Gateway to Care team is asking people to pick… read more … about Make a difference to someone’s Christmas>>


People in North Halifax have expressed delight at the news that Centre at Threeways has been given a double funding boost to realise its ambitions for the area. The organisation has secured over £800,000 of investment to enable delivery of high quality community services in a newly refurbished building on its current site. Centre at… read more … about Centre at Threeways secures major investment to transform lives in North Halifax>>

Calderdale Council has pledged to welcome 50 Syrian refugees to the borough, over the next two years. The resettlement programme in West Yorkshire is being co-ordinated by Migration Yorkshire, a regional partnership which works with national and local government, statutory, voluntary, community and private sector organisations to manage migration to the region. The re-settlement scheme… read more … about Calderdale offers 50 refugees new future>>

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Calderdale youngsters have been taking on new challenges, meeting new friends and making a difference in the community as part of a scheme to build their skills for work and life.   This summer, Calderdale Council’s Young People’s Service ran the National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme, with 108 young people taking part. NCS is open to… read more … about Young people making a difference>>

Calderdale Council media statement issued on behalf of: Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council Cllr Stephen Baines, Leader of the Conservative Group, Calderdale Council Cllr Janet Battye, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Calderdale Council “We are shocked by the distressing images of refugees fleeing persecution and the war in Syria, a feeling we… read more … about Calderdale Council response to the Syrian refugee crisis>>

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Calderdale Council is supporting White Ribbon Day, a national campaign being marked today (Tuesday 25 November) which aims to tackle domestic abuse. The White Ribbon flag is flying at Halifax Town Hall all day today, highlighting the Council’s pledge to never condone or remain silent about physical violence and other forms of abuse against women…. read more … about Taking a stand against domestic abuse>>

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