Apply for a Ward Forum Grant in North and East Halifax by September 3rd

The next round of Ward Forum Grants is open.

You can apply for a Ward Forum Grant of up to £500 for a project that will benefit your ward area or local community. The deadline is 3rd September 2021.

These grants are available to organisations based in the North and East regions of Halifax, including Ovenden, Warley, Illingworth, Mixenden, Northowram and Shelf. We are keen on projects that improve the environment and the health and wellbeing of residents.

We welcome community groups and individuals to apply for funding to spend on eligible activities and projects that benefit the ward. We are especially looking to provide support to groups, clubs and projects as they try to restart their activity;

Apply online here

Or Download an application form

The maximum grant per application is £500.

Please ensure your application is thorough as insufficient information may result in your application being rejected. You can get help with your application by contacting us on 01422 252209.
email Tony :
or Heather :

You may resubmit your application if you feel you have left information out.

Your application should meet one of the 3 following priorities:

1.            Improving the environment
2.            Improving health & Wellbeing;
3.            Community groups recovery.

To find out more read the FAQs on our website.

Be the first to know the exciting new developments at OSCA!

OSCA offer services that enhance and promote quality of life through sports and exercise for our local community.

For a list of activities at the OSCA, Click Here

Their premises at Forest Cottage are newly refurbished, making them more accessible and boast state of the art football and rugby shower changing rooms to accommodate both home and away teams.


Football and Rugby changing rooms

The outdoor football grounds are getting ready for matches and they are already able to host 5-aside football teams and rugby matches.

Sports grounds of the OSCA

There is already activity in the dance studio, refloored courtesy of the TaeKwonDo club running three times a week. Classes for all levels of fitness take place there each day (please look at timetable),  from aerobics to martial arts and ballroom dance.

The OSCA exercise Studio

For a list of activities at the OSCA, Click Here

A new room, hoping to host a youth hub is presently getting renovated, possibly starting beginning of September.

Let’s not forget the fully licensed pub at the top floor. Live sports are often projected on the big screen (pictures of Euro 2020)

The action at the OSCA pub for the finals of Euro 2020

The OSCA Pub room

The facilities at the OSCA can be rented for training sessions, functions and birthday parties. With ample parking space, spacious rooms and even plenty of outdoor grounds, they have a lot to offer for your event needs.

Thank you to Steven Smith for taking the time to share these news with us, we look forward to hearing further developments from the OSCA!


OSCA Foundation
Ovenden Sport and Community Arena
Forest Cottage
Cousin Lane

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 30 July 2021 – OUT NOW!

Click here to view the latest North and East Friday Flyer

This week:

  • Africaniwa : Kowaa Fake Virtual photo exhibition July 30th at 10pm
  • North Halifax Active Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Celebrate Yorkshire Day 1st of August with us at Shroggs Park!
  • Join the fun this summer and enjoy a Healthy Holiday!

 Have a great weekend!

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North Halifax Active Community Engagement Coordinator

Based in the Neighbourhood team at Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre

37 hours per week

£26,045 per annum

From the first Sure Start Children’s Centre to the first Men in Sheds group in Calderdale and lots in between. North Halifax is an area with a history of successful volunteer and community led programmes. And you could be part of it!

North Halifax Partnership is looking to appoint an individual to lead the Active Calderdale place based work in North Halifax.

The role involves:

· Establishing relationships with community organisations, services, projects and programmes to embed the Active Calderdale agenda and change how physical activity is perceived and approached at a local level.

· Understanding the driving factors affecting physical inactivity levels in a place and working with the community to address and change these factors.

It is essential that you have

– Experience of developing and maintaining positive stakeholder relationships that deliver impact.

– A track record of achievement of results and impact gained by experience in a field related to community development.

We are especially looking for someone who will recognise the existing potential in North Halifax and be able to harness the power of the community to find solutions that are practical and lasting. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of approaches of addressing physical inactivity in communities and will have the ability to advocate for local people, whilst keeping good working relationships with service providers.

About NHP

North Halifax Partnership is a community-led charity with a purpose to support individuals from cradle to grave, and to carry out activities which relieve poverty and disadvantage, promote health and wellbeing, and strengthen communities.

We deliver children’s centres and family support services; a Staying Well service to tackle loneliness and isolation; the Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative helps people into employment and training, provides youth and diversionary projects and delivers activities that make the community safer, cleaner, greener and more cohesive.

NHP supports the Calderdale ambition to be the most active borough in the North.

If you are interested and want to know more, we encourage you to get in touch and ask us about the role, all enquiries welcome.

Contact: Tina Burke on 01422 251090

Previous applicants need not apply

For an application pack please visit our work related website NHPworksupport Or

If you have any problems please contact our Core Services team on 01422 251090.

Closing date for applications is Friday 20th August 2021 at 12 noon

Interviews will be held on the 6th September 2021

North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake a DBS Check.

Time Out Free Kids Summer Activities

Did someone say FREE KIDS ACTIVITIES? 😁
Time Out are bringing a summer schedule for children and young people 9+ in Calderdale, with sessions on art, boxing and creative writing.
Booking is essential and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
All activities except from boxing sessions are happening at Calderdale Young People’s Service Orange Box – Halifax.
To book for the creative activities, but not for boxing, please use the link below:…
For the boxing sessions, book directly with Josie at the Northern Powerhouse Boxing Academy
You can text Josie on 07989 538044 for a booking form or email

Any questions? Contact

Find out more about other free activities happening across Calderdale on our website:

All Aboard the Vaccine Bus!!!

The Vaccine Bus is coming to Mixenden on Tuesday 3rd of August.

It offers the opportunity for anyone aged 18+ to get vaccinated with either the first or the second dose of the Pfizer BionTech vaccine.

The mobile vaccination unit will visit two locations,

  1. Mixenden Road, HX2 8RQ (near the Old Mixenden Library)
    1.30 – 3.30pm
  2. Morrisons Car Park, Keighley Road, HX2 8HU
    4.30 – 6.30pm

All people aged 18+ welcome. No need to book, just turn up.

Please observe social distancing rules when you approach and queue.

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Second doses available no less than 8 weeks after first dose. First dose
must have been given on or before the 8th June.
Vaccinations are subject to availability, on a first come first served basis.
Please come along and speak to us if you require more information about
the COVID-19 Vaccination

For vaccination information and detail of local vaccination clinics visit

Africaniwa :  Kowaa Fake Virtual photo exhibition July 30th at 10pm

‘A Tribesman once said; Information is liberating. Another also; information is the currency of democracy.

Clearly, information is just powerful and in order for information to be of use, it has to be original, real, factual and unbiased but what happens in a world where it seems everyone is a news anchor, analyst and critic with their own version that can be branded as the truth and shared around the world at the click of a button yet with many others, risking their lives for the truth.


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Africaniwa are proud to present this virtual photo exhibition, Kowaa Fake: Information, Disinformation and Misinformation.

Please join the Tribe, for another lived experience storytelling to explore the impact of information, disinformation and misinformation. Follow the link below for your free ticket and join us for a shared experience.


This is Africaniwa-my lens, our story

Kowaa Fake: Exploring the Impact of Information, Disinformation and Misinformation

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