Volunteer Takeover

Free networking event for volunteers, Trustees and businesses!

VSI Alliance and CMBC Volunteers are ‘taking over’ the CFFC monthly networking event to share volunteer experiences with people who might be interested in volunteering and becoming a Trustee.

Whether you are coming in a business capacity, are a member of the general public, or actively looking for a role as a trustee, you are welcome to this free event.

It’s on Tuesday 23rd May 2023 between 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm at The Space @ Field Lane and includes a buffet lunch.

It’s free to come along but you do need to book.

To book your place, visit https://bit.ly/3Mznsmn

The Big Litter Pick

Litter picking is a really worthwhile activity and a great way to spend a morning, getting out into beautiful green spaces, learning the history and meeting other lovely and likeminded people.

We are very fortunate to have the emergency services come and help us litter pick the beautiful and historic Carriage Drive. They will also be discussing the dangers of litter from causing fires to injury to people and wildlife. We’d love your help as this is a particularly littered spot but is so beautiful and steeped in history. It deserves to be restored to its natural state. 

We provide all the equipment but you may want to bring some gardening or work type gloves and wear long sleeves/legs and sturdy footwear. 

Hope to see you there!

Healthy Minds Forum – Wednesday 17th May

Healthy Minds are exploring ‘the impact and demand on the voluntary sector’. Chief Officer, Jonny Richardson-Glenn, will be giving a talk to help educate on the challenges faced in the voluntary sector, and what to do about it.

 Wednesday 17 May, 12.30 – 2.30pm

At Calderdale Industrial Museum, Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG
Book here:  https://forms.office.com/e/HGsLhnP4AR

Walking Tours in Halifax

There two walking tours coming up in Halifax. Both with the Vice Chair of Halifax Civic Trust, David Glover.

The first walking tour is taking place on Saturday the 3rd of June at 6.30pm and is entitled OLD BUILDINGS, SOLDIERS, ROYALTY, AND CIVIC TRUST GREEN PLAQUES.

The walking tour is a fund raising walk for Halifax Civic Trust and the tickets are only £5! To book click here.

The second walk is being run by the West Yorkshire group of the Victorian Society and is call The Crossley Heritage Walk on the 20th of May, from 2.00pm until 4.30pm. Again the tickets are only £5!

This is an uphill walk of just over 1km from Halifax town centre and slightly further from the railway station. Booking is via email. Please email: geoffhughes56@aol.co.uk

VSI Alliance – Meet the funders – Thursday 25th May

Come and meet local, regional and national funders and give your organisation a head start. A market stall style event, funders will have a dedicated stall where you can find out about:

•    Current funding opportunities
•    Information on eligibility criteria
•    The application and monitoring process
•    The additional application support they can offer
•    Deadlines 
•    Funding amounts
There will be opportunities for questions and to discuss your future applications. Attendance at these events can help you develop relationships with funders and gives them the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the good works your organisation does. 


  • Grassroots Muslim and non-Muslim not-for-profit orgs with an annual income of £1 million or less working with the Muslim community living in the UK
  • Registered with Charity Commission, Companies House (CICs)
  • A voluntary group or community group
  • Services are in the UK. It is not suitable for international work only.

Date and Time: Thursday 25th May 2023, 11am-2pm.

Venue: Mustafa Mount, University of Bradford School of Management Building, Emm Lane, Bradford, BD9 4JL

You can book your free ticket via Eventbrite here and find out more about the event.

Unwind your mind

As you may know, Mental Health Awareness Week is fast approaching – 15-21 May. This year’s official theme is Anxiety, and Healthy Minds’ have created a hashtag for their campaign – #UnwindYourMind.

Healthy Minds are thrilled to be taking over The Piece Hall courtyard with a pop-up garden and free Healthy Minds taster sessions throughout the week, including performances by The Peace Artistes.

You can find more information about plans for the week on our website here:  https://www.healthymindscalderdale.co.uk/mental-health-awareness-week