NHP Annual General Meeting – Friday 29 November 2019

Live or work in North Halifax? Be part of it…

You may not have heard of North Halifax Partnership but we bet you’ll know some of the things we’ve done… We’re working towards our vision of a better future for all generations. There’s lots more coming up, and you can be part of it!

Find out more at our Annual General Meeting on Friday 29 November 2019

5pm at Trinity Academy Halifax, Shay Lane, HX2 9TZ

Refreshments available.

All welcome but please let us know you’re coming!

Book your ticket for the AGM by emailing kim.connell@nhpltd.org.uk or ringing 01422 251090.

This year, NHP members attending the AGM are invited to stay afterwards to enjoy our annual North Halifax Neighbourhood Awards where we celebrate local groups and volunteers contribution to making North Halifax a great place to live and work. This is a ticket only event and you must book with Kim to ensure your seat at the awards from 6.15pm

Not an NHP member? Our most important members are the residents of North Halifax and YOU can join them! Click here – https://northhalifaxpartnership.org/join-us/

Medley Matinee

A trio of acts, one special afternoon of song and sign with Buttershaw Choir and Paul’s Signing Choir.

On Saturday 19 October 2019 at St Michael’s Church, Shelf (opposite Lidl)

FREE entry

Doors open 2pm, performance starts 2.30pm.

Refreshments and raffle tickets on sale. All proceeds for church funds.

medley matinee

Active Citizens FREE training programme starting in November

All One Collective and Lab is working in partnership with the British Council to run Active Citizens – a social leadership training programme that supports people to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to bring about positive social change in their communities.

This year the programme will focus on developing social action to address local environmental issues and local responses to the climate crisis.

We are looking for motivated people to participate in the programme. For this reason, we really hope you can help promote the training and if you can let us know about specific people within the community or the voluntary and community sector who you think would benefit from the Active Citizens programme.

Active Citizens Project Information

Who is it for? Anyone who is over 18 who is interested in making a difference in their local community, in particular around environmental issues.

What do you mean by environmental issues?

This covers a very broad array of issues and responses. For example: litter picks community clean ups, community support for those affected by floods, community growing and food production, waste reduction (food, textiles, single use plastic), improving public transport,  reducing pollution protecting green spaces etc.

Cost: Workshops are completely FREE and lunch and refreshments will be provided. There is also funds to cover travels costs for those living on a low income.

Venue: Orange Box Young People�s Centre, 1 Blackledge Halifax, HX1 1AF  (Wheelchair accessible venue)

Dates: Saturday November 2nd, 16th, 30th, December 7th

A final workshop session will be held in early 2020 with the date decided by the group.

Time: 10am to 3pm

How to Register: Complete the attached registration form and email to hilaryturley@all1collective.org.uk or contact All1Collective on Facebook or Twitter

National Churches Trust – Cornerstone Grants

The Cornerstone grants programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 towards the cost of major urgent structural repair projects costed at more than £100,000 (inc. VAT).

Applications will also be considered that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use, costed at more than £30,000 including VAT. Grants will never exceed 50% of the project cost.

Deadline: 4th November

More information and to apply: https://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/cornerstonegrants

A new Staying Well class for Shelf – Pilates for All


Shelf and Northowram Staying Well Steering Group have commissioned this exercise for all class at Shelf Village Hall starting on Thursday 3 October.

With funding from Community Foundation for Calderdale through the Isolation Fund, this Pilates For All class will include standing and seated exercises so everyone can take part.

Enjoy a 45 minute class with a highly qualified instructor for just £5 a session.

For more information, call Eve on 07930 803229.

Older Person’s Holiday Fund 2020

holiday fund headerThe Community Foundation for Calderdale’s Older Person’s Holiday Fund makes going on a holiday more affordable for older people who do not have the opportunity through social isolation, ill health or disability or financial hardship.

A holiday can provide a change of scenery, a chance to sightsee or simply a relaxing break with loved ones.

Grants of £300 for a single person or £500 for a couple are available towards a holiday in the UK. If a single person needs a carer it is possible to apply as a couple to enable the carer to go too.

Applications are weighted towards:

  • Applicants who are 60+
  • People who live in postcode areas HX although people who live in other areas of Calderdale are encouraged to apply.
  • Those in financial hardship
  • Those who suffer from long term illness or disability.
  • People who have not benefited from the fund before

The application deadline for UK breaks in 2020 is 15th December 2019

Please return your completed application form to:
Post: Holiday Fund, Staying Well, 87 Turner Avenue South, Halifax, HX2 8EF
Email: stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk
Apply online: click here for the online application form 

Decisions will be made within 4 weeks of the grant deadline and payments will be made directly to the holiday provider.

If you require support completing the application, please contact Staying Well on 01422 392767 or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

Elland Male Voice Choir concert at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church

71315209_10156674733440036_8784781130617323520_n.jpgConcert in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

On Saturday 12 October 2019, 2pm.

Tickets £6 (includes hot drink and biscuits)

Contact val14robinson@btinternet.com or ring  07766 653479

All proceeds will support guide dogs in the Calderdale area.