Calderdale Community Spirit Awards
The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 23rd November 2023 at The Venue, Barkisland. The dress code has traditionally been Black Tie and National Dress, but we encourage you to Dress to Impress – Yourself. As we are trying to reduce our carbon footprint, we encourage you to reuse something you already have or recycle clothing into a new outfit, or shop at a charity shop.
Best New Charity
Awarded to a charity (registered after September 2021) that has made a demonstrable impact since its foundation, achieved awareness of its cause, mission and activities, and set the foundations of excellent management and accountability for the future.
Arts & Culture Award
Awarded to a charity or community group active in the arts (visual arts-music-film-photography-writing-drama- dance-design) which has demonstrated passion and enthusiasm in making a significant contribution to the wider community.
Best Response To The COLC
Awarded to a not-for profit organisation or individual who has responded to the Cost of Living Crisis and has demonstrated exceptional effort in creating a more resilient, inclusive, and supportive society for those navigating the challenges of the cost of living crisis. Through innovative and effective measures, they have positively impacted the lives of individuals and communities, assisting them in coping with the financial strains associated with the cost of living. They must demonstrate a measurable impact, sustainability, and how they have engaged with those in most need. The award aims to celebrate and encourage initiatives that foster financial stability, help people budget effectively, spread the cost of essentials, establish social supermarkets, and generate additional income for those in need.
Best Marketing Campaign Award
Awarded for a marketing campaign that used one or more of the following, social media, website/microsite, printed press, adverts, leaflets, video content, social activity campaign. May also include giveaways.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Judges choose the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award to someone in the not-for-profit sector in Calderdale who, over their lifetime, has made a significant and measurable impact on the community. The winner will have demonstrated unwavering dedication and passion to facilitating progress in their field and with a distinguished record service. Their remarkable contribution will leave a lasting legacy and is a shining example of compassion, leadership, and innovation, showcasing a long-term commitment to addressing local needs and fostering social progress. Their exceptional achievements and tireless efforts set a benchmark for future generations, inspiring them to follow in their footsteps for the betterment of Calderdale.