Category Archives: Community volunteers

The importance of culture in Calderdale’s recovery from the impacts of the pandemic is being discussed by the Council’s Cabinet. An ambitious and far-reaching draft cultural strategy will be presented to the Cabinet at their meeting on Monday 4 October. It has been developed to harness the power of the borough’s unique culture and heritage… read more … about Putting culture at the heart of the borough’s recovery>>

Shibden

Joint press release with the National Trust Calderdale Council and the National Trust are jointly hosting an online meeting to give people a chance to find out more about local woodlands and ask questions about how these are managed. On Thursday 23 September from 6.30pm, knowledgeable representatives from the National Trust and Calderdale Council, as well… read more … about Online community meeting planned to help people in Calderdale learn more about the area’s woodlands>>

Hardcastle Crags tree planting

Calderdale Council is taking part in a nationwide campaign this September to draw attention to climate change, whilst also thinking about how we can all take care of the world around us. The national climate action campaign, known as the Great Big Green Week runs from 18-26 September and highlights the need for urgent action… read more … about Taking part in the Great Big Green Week>>

Calderdale landmarks, including Wainhouse Tower will light up this weekend to show support for Thank You Day on Sunday 4 July, acknowledging the efforts of every person who has made a difference and helped others throughout the pandemic. The idea behind the country’s first ever Thank You Day came from a grassroots campaign in local… read more … about Saying Thank You to Calderdale’s kind and resilient communities>>

Halifax Community Fridge

Wainhouse Tower will light up purple during Volunteers’ Week(external link) (1 – 7 June), as part of a Calderdale-wide celebration of the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities. Volunteers have been at the heart of Calderdale’s kind and resilient response to some of the toughest times on record, including the COVID-19 pandemic and severe… read more … about The biggest thank you ever to Calderdale’s amazing volunteers>>

Volunteer Adrian

Communities in Calderdale will soon benefit from increased opportunities to enjoy arts, culture and other activities to improve health and wellbeing, through the power of social prescribing – especially in areas hardest hit by the impacts of COVID-19. Following a successful bid to the national Thriving Communities Fund, delivered by the National Academy for Social… read more … about Supporting Thriving Communities>>

Above Halifax

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>>

Cllr Patient

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