Park and Warley Inclusive Economy Project

If you live in Park or East Warley and you’re full of ideas, this is for you!

Through this project, Park and East Warley residents are invited to discuss their ideas for projects, businesses and enterprises that will allow the achievement of an inclusive economy, ensuring good jobs, good health and successful businesses.

The aim is to fund projects that support skills development and increased employment into good work. Good work is defined as secure employment at a good wage with opportunities for development.

Residents of Park and East Warley often face additional barriers and challenges. This project will empower the local residents, local organisations and community groups to take steps as they are better placed to know what is needed for positive change.

This project is governed by a Steering Group made up of local experts. It is brought together to enable local people, organisations and businesses to increase the economic activity of residents. This is through improving their life chances and access to good employment.

The priority is towards funding projects that

  • Show collaboration between people and organisations in the project area.
  • Are innovative and try new ways of doing things differently to what is already on offer in the area.
  • Will add to and enhance what is already on offer in Park and east Warley.
  • Bring lasting benefit to the people of Park and east Warley.

Emphasis will be given to projects aimed at including

  • Young people;
  • Women;
  • Single Parents;
  • Black and minority ethnic people (BAME);
  • People over 50;
  • Refugees;
  • Care leavers;
  • Those with English as a second language.

Enterprise Grants

The Steering Group want to encourage new enterprise, in particular social enterprise in Park and east Warley.

To support this, there will be grants of up to £1,000 towards:

  • the start-up/development costs of new enterprises;
  • or where the award of funds will result in more local residents being employed.

Grant applications are welcome from residents of Park or East Warley who want to start a new business in Calderdale.

Priority will be given to social enterprises, such as community interest companies or co-operatives.

For more information visit Park and Warley Inclusive Economy Project

Contact details:

To discuss your business idea or apply, contact Enterprise Adviser Henry Hopper by email:

To discuss an idea for a project or enterprise contact by email:


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