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 firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal discussion about the role.
Applications for the role of Trustee will close on Friday 14th August 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.email@example.com
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.