Category Archives: Community

Ian Day has been appointed as Calderdale Council’s Director of Public Services, and will lead on delivering first-class services that place customer care at the heart of everything the Council does. Ian will take up his new post on 30 January 2023, following the retirement of the previous Director, Zohrah Zancudi at the end of… read more … about Ian to take the lead on Public Services>>

Ian Day, Calderdale Council's new Director of Public Services

The Community CPR Fund and Calderdale Council have teamed up to install new defibrillators across the borough, to help increase the survival rate if someone has a cardiac arrest outside of hospital. The Council worked with Neil Davidson from the Community CPR Fund to identify where they were needed most, and gifted 10 defibrillators to… read more … about New defibrillators to help save lives in Calderdale>>

Calderdale community groups running events and projects to support local towns, people and the environment are invited to apply for grants from a £70,000 Council funding pot. Local voluntary, community and faith organisations can seek up to £3000 from the latest round of Calderdale Council’s Community Small Grants Scheme. Grants will be awarded to projects… read more … about Grants to boost community projects>>


People struggling with the cost of living crisis will be able to get more support, thanks to a £175,000 cash boost for Calderdale community groups providing a helping hand. In November 2022, Calderdale Council, the Mayor of West Yorkshire and the Community Foundation for Calderdale joined forces to launch the Calderdale Cost of Living Fund…. read more … about £175,000 boost for cost of living support>>

Cost of living support logo

A community-driven plan aiming to boost the Park Ward area of Halifax could soon move a step forward. The Park Ward Neighbourhood Forum has put together the Park Ward Neighbourhood Plan, setting out planning policies for future development in the area to give local people more say on its future. At the heart of the… read more … about Putting people at the heart of Park Ward’s future>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

Age Friendly events, supported by Council grants, have been taking place across Calderdale to celebrate the International Day of Older Persons. International Day of Older Persons is a worldwide awareness day created by the United Nations and celebrated on 1 October every year. It recognises the valued contribution of older people in society and raises… read more … about Events celebrate an Age Friendly Calderdale>>

Annapurna Dance

Residents in Calderdale will soon receive important advice to support them to stay warm, safe and well throughout this winter. The latest version of the Winter Wise guide will soon arrive on the doorsteps of all households in Calderdale. The guide has been created by Calderdale Council in partnership with the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care… read more … about Showing kindness and staying Winter Wise>>

Winter wise

An update on the progress made and future steps being taken to support an exciting future for North Halifax, is being presented to Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. The communities of North Halifax are on the outskirts of Halifax and made up of the wards of Ovenden and Illingworth and Mixenden. These distinct neighbourhoods represent a significant… read more … about Developing and delivering a strategic plan for North Halifax>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources

Over £1 million of Arts Council England funding is coming into Calderdale each year between 2023 and 2026, to make the borough’s distinctive culture shine even brighter. Five of Calderdale’s cultural organisations will benefit from three years of funding from Arts Council England, after it announced details of its new national portfolio of funded organisations… read more … about Culture at the heart of Calderdale>>