Ward Forum Grants Now Open to Applications for up to £500

It’s Back!

The ever popular ward forum grants scheme for 2019/2020 is back, 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 first round of grants is 31st August 2019.

The deadline for the second round of grants is 30th November 2018.

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 open the link below;


Northowram Community Sports & Activity Club Invites New Committee Members

Northowram Community Sports & Activity Club (NCSAC), Westercroft Lane, Northowram HX3 7EN will be holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 25 June, and is looking to fill some of the committee positions.

The club needs new support to help to drive things forward, ensuring that they can develop what they do and continue to be a superb facility in the local community. Are you someone who could play a part in the next chapter of development and wants to be part of exciting developments at the heart of the community? If so, NCSAC want to hear from you!

Any skills are welcome, but at the AGM (where all are welcome to attend), all the committee positions are available for election. The main roles include Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Facilities Manager, Events Secretary and Development Officer. They are also looking for volunteers who are willing to offer a few hours week for simple day to day tasks to ensure the club runs smoothly.

If you’d like to know more about the club, committee positions or to find out a bit more about it’s future, please contact northowramsportsclub@gmail.com.

NE Ward Forum Review – feedback

Thank you to everyone who completed our questionnaire. Please find below the findings.


Bacon Butties and Book Sale on the Saturday 8 June at St. Michael’s Church, Shelf

St. Michael’s Church, Shelf  will be holding a Bacon Butties and Book Sale on the Saturday 8 June,  10:00am-12:00pm at the Church, Shelf (opposite Lidl).

For more information visit the website on https://www.shelfwithbuttershaw.net/

As well as this event, don’t forget that on Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm with coffee, biscuits, chat and more!

Mum2Mum Market at Lightcliffe Academy

Over 35 stalls selling excellent condition baby and children’s goods at bargain prices. Well-known brands at a fraction of high street prices.

Sunday 9 June – 1.15pm to 3.15pm at LIghtcliffe Academy Sports Centre, Stoney Lane, Halifax HX3 8TL.

Everything imaginable for your little ones including:

  • Buggies & Travel Systems
  • Stairgates, Toddler Furniture
  • Home & Safety Equipment
  • Baby Carriers & Harnesses
  • Moses Baskets, Cots & Travel Cots
  • Growbags, Bed Guards
  • Sterilisers and Feeding Equipment
  • Highchair’s, Bumbos
  • Trikes, Balance Bikes, Bikes and Outdoor Toys
  • Baby Walkers, Bouncers, Jumperoo’s & Activity Centres

Join the event on Facebook for previews of sale items.

£2 entry per adult (kids are free) also the last half hour of the sale is free Ensure you come early to bag all the best bargains.

If you would like to make some money and declutter you can book a stall here

For further information please email halifaxandhuddersfield@mum2mummarket.co.uk

Have Your Say! Northowram and Shelf Ward Forum – Monday 3 June 2019

Northowram and Shelf Ward Forum is on Monday 3 June 2019, 6:00pm at Belgrave Social Club277 Claremount Road, Halifax HX3 6AW.

5:30pm refreshments and signing in. 6:00pm meeting begins.

With the new General Data Protection Regulations, we have not been able to contact some of the regular attendees who have not opted into our email list to remind them of the next Ward Forum meetings. Please remind any friends and neighbours that this is your chance to give your views and have a say what matters to you.

Up for discussion:

  • Councillor update
  • Policing priorities and update
  • Open forum.
  • Ward Forum Grants

To find out the latest from the Northowram and Shelf Ward Forum held on Thursday 7 March, you can download the minutes here.

Anne Lister (Gentleman Jack) of Shibden Hall

The wait is almost over! Gentleman Jack will be on BBC1 this Sunday 19 May, 9:00pm – the story of our very own Anne Lister from Shibden Hall.

Find out more about this extraordinary woman and the fantastic place in which she lived.

It’s 1832 in West Yorkshire, England — the cradle of the evolving Industrial Revolution — where landowner Anne Lister is determined to save her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall, even if it means bucking society’s expectations. In addition to reopening the coal mines, a part of Lister’s plan to help her family is to marry well. But the charismatic, single-minded Lister — who dresses head-to-toe in black and charms her way into high society — has no intention of marrying a man.

Gentleman Jack” examines Lister’s relationships with her family, servants, tenants and industrial rivals, and would-be wife. The real-life Anne Lister’s story was recorded in her diaries, and the most intimate details of her life are revealed for the series.