Finalists for the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards 2021 Announced

The Community Foundation for Calderdale and its headline sponsors BCA Leisure have announced the finalists for the Community Spirit Awards which will take place on Thursday 25th November 2021 at The Venue Barkisland to celebrate all the amazing work volunteers, charities and community groups do to make Calderdale a better place to live. The Community…

Todmorden Book Festival

Todmorden Book Festival The launch of the Todmorden Book Festival was held in person this year and people enjoyed meeting face to face. Everyone was very safe and adhering to safety rules and sharing how pleased they were that it was back as an in person event compared to being online last year. Town Mayor…

#HAF is a huge success in Calderdale

Over the Summer school holidays over 6,000 children and young people in Calderdale enjoyed a huge range of activities and healthy meals thanks to the Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Programme. Calderdale Council partnered with The Community Foundation for Calderdale to deliver this Government-funded programme and it has been so successful they are offering grants…

Eight Calderdale Charities receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Most people are aware of the honours people can receive in the UK (e.g. BEM, MBE, OBE, CBE etc) but the Queen’s Awards aren’t as familiar.  Annually Her Majesty the Queen recognises business excellence and volunteer excellence through the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (QAE) and the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) respectively. Prior to…

Healthy Meals and Fun Activities Available in School Holidays

During the summer school holidays, we have worked together to fund projects throughout the borough for children to access fun activities and healthy food. Activities have ranged from cricket, rugby, football, tennis, badminton, right through to skateboarding, arts and crafts, and dancing. As well as being fun and keeping children occupied in the holidays, every…

Eight Calderdale Charities receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Most people are aware of the honours people can receive in the UK (e.g. BEM, MBE, OBE, CBE etc) but the Queen’s Awards aren’t as familiar.  Annually Her Majesty the Queen recognises business excellence and volunteer excellence through the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (QAE) and the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) respectively. Prior to…

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