Final Call for Ward Forum Grants in North and East – March 31st

The deadline for applying for a Ward Forum Grant is March the 31st. These grants of up to £500 can be used for projects that will benefit your ward area or local community.

Deadline 31st March 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.

Calderdale Council has made a total of £ 5,000 available for each ward to be spent by 31 March 2021. We welcome community groups and individuals to apply for funding to spend on eligible activities and projects that benefit the ward.

Apply online here https://halifaxnorthandeast.com/ward-forum-grants/apply/

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.
or email Tony King on Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk

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

Your application should meet one of the 3 following priorities:

Priority 1 – Community Celebrations and bringing people together (not during Covid emergency)
Priority 2 – Improve the health and well-being of local people
Priority 3 – Improving the Environment in the Ward

To find out more read the FAQs on our website.

Don’t be put off by the application form! If you’ve got a good idea for a project, ring us on 01422 252209 and we can help you.

Apply for a Ward Forum Grant in North and East Halifax by March 31st

There is still time to 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 31st March 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.

Calderdale Council has made a total of £ 5,000 available for each ward to be spent by 31 March 2021. We welcome community groups and individuals to apply for funding to spend on eligible activities and projects that benefit the ward.

Apply online here https://halifaxnorthandeast.com/ward-forum-grants/apply/

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.
or email Tony King on Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk

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

Your application should meet one of the 3 following priorities:

Priority 1 – Community Celebrations and bringing people together (not during Covid emergency)
Priority 2 – Improve the health and well-being of local people
Priority 3 – Improving the Environment in the Ward

To find out more read the FAQs on our website.

Don’t be put off by the application form! If you’ve got a good idea for a project, ring us on 01422 252209 and we can help you.

Mixenden Ward Forum online Meeting March 8th

You are invited to Join in the online Mixenden Ward Forum on

Monday 8th March 2021

6.00pm start

We want to hear you views about your neighbourhoods, We want to hear how you see work, shopping, education and leisure in the future.

All your thoughts will inform the planning that the Council is starting with businesses , health services, educational establishments and all our key partners, but most of all local people.

For further information or to express an interest in registering to attend, please contact:

Email: Daniel.Marham@Calderdale.gov.uk

Looking forward to seeing you!

Future of Mixenden Activity Centre – public meeting

As one of the local Councillors for Illingworth and Mixenden ward, Daniel Sutherland has been contacted by a number of residents with questions about the Mixenden Activity Centre following reports of the Council reviewing provision there. I know many people have also spoken to fellow Councillors Lisa Lambert and Steph Clarke as well as contacting the Council directly.

Mixenden Activity Centre is a key facility in the village and Councillors know there is a real determination to find a way to keep it in use and supporting our community. It’s vital that residents have a voice in the future of the site and to have a forum to hear from the Council directly.

Daniel Sutherland has arranged a meeting and secured attendance from senior people in the Council working on this project. please attend and share with others who may be interested. The meeting will be held on 23rd February at 6pm, meeting details below.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87312247020?pwd=Uy9pUEZtaVJqYkJscW9tSVN0U1hvUT09

Meeting ID: 873 1224 7020
Passcode: 301656

 

There is a currently ongoing petition to save the MAC.
Please sign the petition

 

Campaigners Petition to Save Mixenden Activity Centre, the Local Community Hub

Petitioners Seek to Gain 2000 Signatures, in Response to Council Leaders Vote to Close Centre due to Funding Restraints.

https://www.change.org/SaveOurMAC

The local Calderdale community has created a petition to save Mixenden Activity Centre (MAC), a place that provides a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for adults and young people alike.

With no other comparable facility within West Yorkshire, MAC is unique to Calderdale.

The Centre is run by highly qualified Instructors, that not only deliver adventurous activities but also excel in providing support to adults and young people that are  vulnerable, disabled or have  learning difficulties. These Instructors are at risk of not only losing their jobs but also the people that they care for.

MAC has an excellent reputation with its partner agencies and stakeholders.

Steve Regan, Petition Organiser, commented: “I find it bewildering that in a week when the Government was expressing its concerns for the long term physical and mental health, of the country’s young people, that Calderdale Council was in the process of closing MAC.

A double irony, also, as Chief Executive Officer of Calderdale Council, Robin Tuddenham, attended a video conference for Sport England and endorsed their proposed five strand strategy for the next ten years. The strategy being; Recover and reinvent, Connecting communities, Positive experiences for children and young people, Connecting with health and wellbeing and Active environments which, in most parts, is what MAC does or can deliver”.

Mr Regan continued: “I’ve started this Petition because I have seen firsthand, over many years, the excellent work that MAC does. I want to see future generations having the same opportunities and experiences. MAC has also turned around the life chances of many young people, where other institutions have struggled. In a report to the Directors of Public Services, financial losses at MAC were cited. I would like to see those figures and the evaluation process scrutinised. To get that scrutiny, we are aiming for 500 signatures but our goal is 2000 as that number will trigger a debate by the full Council. We are asking anyone who lives or works in Calderdale Council area, including under 18’s to sign”. Please go to: https://www.change.org/SaveOurMAC

 

Your Covid story competition for North Halifax extended

As we entered a third lockdown phase, we felt it necessary to extend the competition to include your ongoing views.

The new Competition Deadline is now 28 February 2021.

As part of our Reimagining Communities Project we will be running a free competition over the festive period with some fantastic prizes up for grabs.

Entrants must live in Mixenden, Illingworth or Ovenden including Lee Mount and all you have to do to be in with a chance at winning an art set or a professional photo shoot for your family is get your creative head on and tell us your covid story in one of the following ways;

  • Art – Love to draw? Get out your paints, pencils and create a piece of art that captures your covid story. If drawing isn’t your thing, how about a collage… If it’s art, then it’s worthy of an entry!
  • Photography/videography – Fancy yourself as the next David Bailey or Steven Spielberg? Send us some photos or a video that captures your covid story to be in with the chance of winning a photoshoot for your family –
  • Writing – Share your experience of covid through poetry, a short story or any other form of creative writing.

There are four categories to choose from which are pre-school, primary school, high school and family – All you need to do is let us know which category your entry comes under when you submit to us.

Deadline for entries is Sunday 28th February 2021 – Winners announced on March 2021.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply send us your entry by email to Karen.Scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk – Due to size, videos may need to be sent via Messenger to our Facebook page at Halifax North & East

If you need more information or help with submitting an entry, please contact Karen.Scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk. Please note that by submitting an entry to the competition you acknowledge and agree with the terms and conditions, namely that any media, including original artwork, may be used by NHP Ltd as part of the Reimagining Communities project and across our social media platforms or in connection with other NHP activities. Your personal information will be used only by NHP Ltd for the purposes of the competition and you can opt out at any time by contacting us.

Do you want to know more about Reimagining Communities? Click here.

Disability Support Calderdale news

Disability Support Calderdale has received funding from Community Foundation for Calderdale to support people in  the North Halifax area and this includes: Lee Mount, Ovenden, Illingworth, Mixenden  and Wheatley areas.

We support people with Personal Independence Payments, Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Children’s DLA  applications and Housing Issues.

If you need support, contact us via email. dsmain@hotmail.co.uk or phone /text : 07944511716 between 9.30am and 3.30pm Monday – Friday.

 

Disability Support  Calderdale   Suite 38, Windsor Works,
Victoria Road,
Hebden Bridge, HX7 8LN.     TEL:  07944511716