Do you want to be part of positive change in Calderdale?

Do you want to be part of positive change in Calderdale?  

   

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Halifax Opportunities Trust to join our Board of Trustees and make a difference to hundreds of people’s lives throughout Calderdale.

Halifax Opportunities Trust is an award-winning charity dedicated to making vibrant, multi-cultural and self-sustaining communities across Calderdale and has being doing so for over 20 years. Our work includes the delivery of children centres services and nurseries to helping community members find meaningful, quality work, and the provision of learning programmes that allow people to reach their full potential. In addition to that we run two thriving social enterprise business centres that support small and micro enterprises in the borough. On a typical day we work with over 1,700 people across Calderdale – many people refer to us as Calderdale’s best kept secret!

We are proud of the diversity and inclusivity of both our staff and our Board and are looking to recruit new members to the Board who can bring experience and/or expertise in the following areas: Living or working in Park or Warley wards Running a social enterprise or dealing with social finance Property development, particularly housing development Nutrition and/or food security Charity or company law. As well as being part of one of the largest social enterprise charities in the region, our Trustees are given regular opportunities to further their skills and knowledge through training, onsite visits and attendance at national conferences and events. We are active members of the development trust association, Locality, and Trustees regularly take advantage of our membership benefits to further their professional skillset and their understanding of place-based community action.

Our Board currently meets 4 times a year with some sub-groups meeting more often particularly in respect to finance. We are seeking individuals who have both the time and desire to commit to attending our quarterly meetings. If you are ready to become part of our growing charity please contact Alison Haskins on 01422 399401 or email alison.haskins@regen.org.uk for an informal discussion about the role.

Applications for the role of Trustee will close on Friday 14th August 2020.

To find out more about what we do visit www.regen.org.uk


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The Youth System – Summer Holiday Club for boys and girls aged 5-13

The Youth club is a holiday club based at Forest Cottage in Ovenden, in association with the OSCA foundation, running through the Summer 2020 break, for children aged 5 – 13 years of age.

The Youth System dates are from 20th July to 7th of August.

Monday to Friday from 8.45am to 16.00, open to both girls and boys at a competitive rate of £13 per day.

Due to the Government Coronavirus guidelines, the numbers are strictly limited so apply early.

 

 

Venue: Forest Cottage, Cousin Lane, Ovenden HX2 8AD
Enquiries and bookings: theyouthsystem@hotmail.com or 07568 263435

Welcome to the Summer 2020 Edition of Grow Calderdale News!

The latest Grow Calderdale Summer 2020 newsletter is out, packed with help and tips on gardening and growing, broken down by month from June to August, gardening events, allotment information, not forgetting wildlife and tasty seasonal recipes.

Read the Grow Calderdale Summer 2020 newsletter here

Find out your nearest allotments, gardening events and motivate yourself about getting involved with gardening!

 

Have your say on health and care services

Healthwatch Calderdale is gathering feedback about the experiences of anyone who have had contact with, or tried to contact, health and social care services during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Health and care services have had to quickly change the way they work and deliver services in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Whilst they are doing everything they can to keep us safe and well during this crisis, there may be things that can be improved. It’s also a great opportunity to tell us what worked well for you.

It’s our job at Healthwatch Calderdale to listen to people’s experiences and share them with those who can do something about it. We want to ensure the positives in health and care during the Covid – 19 outbreaks are not lost and the negatives do not become the norm.

If you can provide feedback click on this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FBTW

All feedback will be anonymous and the survey is open until the 28th August 2020.

If you are unable to complete the survey but would like to have your say please contact Healthwatch Calderdale on info@healthwatchcalderdale.co.uk

This work is in partnership with Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group, which plans and buys healthcare services for Calderdale, Calderdale Council and voluntary and community organisations in Calderdale and further supported by the North Kirklees and Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Ward Forum Grants still available – Deadline Tuesday 31st March 2020

If you have an idea for a project that is going to benefit your local community and need a small grant of up to £500 then please apply. The criteria for the grant is quite varied but it must benefit the community, it is preferred that your group has a constitution and bank account, but if you haven’t you still may get funding.

If you have an idea for a project in your area and want some advice then please contact Tony King on 0300 555 0266 or email Tony.king@calderdale.gov.uk

One thing you must do is make sure you put as much information on the application form, many projects will not be funded due to poor application forms.

The deadline for the 2019/2020 applications is Tuesday 31st March 2020 so it is advised that you act fast if you would like to apply.

However if you would like a grant before the deadlines please submit your application and include why you need the grant before the deadline.

Good Luck!

To apply for the grant please use the link below;

https://halifaxnorthandeast.com/ward-forum-grants/apply/

Calderdale Adult Learning Fun Open Day

Are you looking to learn a new skill or would maybe like to improve an existing one?

Calderdale Adult Learning is having a fun open day on Saturday 31 August (10am-2pm) at Heath Campus, Halifax where you chat to staff and tutors about the classes and courses we have on offer.

Bring the kids too as we will have family activities and refreshments on the day. There are also great discounts to be had for enrolling on classes on the day! Find out more here 👇 https://www.facebook.com/events/342265490050060/

Brighouse & Rastrick Band this weekend

Regarded by many as the best and most consistent ‘public subscription band’ in the world; Brighouse & Rastrick Band are in concert at Victoria Theatre Halifax on Saturday 31 August at 7pm.

Tickets from £15.75. https://www.victoriatheatre.co.uk/whats-on/brighouse-rastrick-band

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