OrangeBox Halifax Half Term Activities Digital Programme

The OrangeBox in Halifax have put daily activities for the Half Term, including Live Dance Workshops, Live Skate Park, Arts and Crafts session, Choir singing and Drop In sessions, aimed at school age children and young people.

If interested contact them on: 01422 392003 or

@AJDanceCompany @SkateItYourself @timeoutcalder

Resources for Children Young People and their Families in Calderdale

The following list of agencies and support groups are here to assist children, young people and their families with a number of issues that may trouble them, ranging from health, social to personal issues.

Tough Times Reference Group

The young people’s Tough Times Reference Group works for Calderdale Council on the emotional health and wellbeing (EHWB) agenda. During lockdown they have been working with services across Calderdale on producing this  Children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing services poster.

Their intention is for every young person and their families to know about the different services, not only by name, but also what each service specialises in, to ensure young people receive the support that best fits their emotional health and wellbeing needs.

Open Minds CalderdaleWorry Cards on Returning to Education – created by young people for young people
Recently, 16 young people came together to create 14 flash cards for students returning to education. The purpose of these cards are to help decrease stress levels surrounding any worries or queries that students might have. These top worries have been selected as the most frequent worries that students said they would face on returning to education last September.

Everything is Possible Free Life Changing Project Abroad for 18-30 year olds

Take part in a free life changing project abroad

Ever thought about taking part of a worthwhile project abroad, whilst developing professional and personal skills?

York-based non-profit organisation, Everything is Possible, are offering volunteering and training projects in fields such as:

  • Sport coaching
  • Dance
  • Animal care and outdoor activities
  • Arts
  • Social Work

These are 2 to 9 months projects starting from January 2021 and taking place in countries such as Greece, Aruba, Croatia or Italy.

These projects are free. They are funded by the European Solidarity Corps programme of the European Union. There are no costs to you (flights, food and accommodation are paid for you).

Who is it for? They are looking for young people aged 18-30, living in the UK and be confident and ready to try new things. These projects may be a alternative opportunity for those who have not achieved what they hoped for in their A-levels or may not now be going to university due to COVID-19 disruptions.

Over the past 20 years, Everything Is Possible have helped thousands of young people, to experience international mobility opportunities. This experience brought them intercultural awareness, raised self-esteem and help them gain competences they would need for their future, while for others it has helped them to get the job they wanted.

Visit to register for their next information session online.

YMCA offers Free School Uniforms

The Halifax YMCA have a large selection of preowned, in great condition school uniforms, including shoes, uniform accessories and even school specific jackets and jumpers. They’ve everything you can think of to get your children kitted out. And what’s more, it’s all free.

We have uniforms for pre-schoolers, primary and secondary school children. Drop by at our uniform shop on Halifax, The Marlborough Hall, 13 Crossley St, Halifax HX1 1UG (same building as the Roller Skating venue, two doors down from our Charity Shop).

Have your children outgrown their school uniforms before wearing them out? We are always looking out for donations of good quality preowned school uniforms.

Donations are quarantined for a minimum of 48 hours before going to the shop floor.

Locala Community groups support fund open until October 12

Grants of up to £1500 to support community projects and groups in Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees are now available as Locala’s Community Fund is open for 2020.

Over recent years more than £60,000 has already been donated to a variety of community, not for profit and voluntary groups doing exciting and important work in their local area. These have included Scouts and Brownies, junior sports clubs and church groups as well as programmes supporting people dealing with issues such as dementia, social isolation, drug and alcohol misuse and disability, along with work to promote community cohesion and environmental programmes.

This year, the Fund is particularly interested in receiving applications from groups who focus on:

  • Reducing social isolation
  • Opportunities for young people
  • The local environment
  • Supporting carers

More details, including the eligibility criteria and online application form can be found on the Locala website here:

Application forms can also be sent by post, and any questions or further information can be requested from Hollie Scargill, Engagement Officer via

The deadline for applications to this year’s Locala Community Fund is 12th October 2020, at 5pm.

Family Roller Skating is back at the YMCA in Halifax

The YMCA in Halifax are excited to announce the recommencing of their Family Skating Sessions!

Sessions are every week on Friday 6pm – 8p and on weekends, Saturday and Sunday between 12pm – 1.30pm.

In line with the COVID guidelines, you are advised to book your place in advance or entry cannot be guaranteed as places are strictly limited.

Participants must wear face coverings, as per the face mask guidelines.

The sessions take place in the YMCA, The Marlborough Hall, 13 Crossley St, Halifax HX1 1UG.
Telephone: 01422 353626

For more information:

YMCA Halifax

Make the Most of You! Online course starting in October, available to people 19+ in Calderdale

C&K Careers have created a new online course of workshops, helping you discover your interests and strengths that can help you in finding the right job for you.

The workshops include a range of activities covering topics such as; Personality types, Learning Styles, decision making skills, mindfulness, techniques used to be kind to yourself and employability.

Sessions are aimed at adults in Calderdale, 19+ who want to do something different and want to find out what work and education options are there for them.

The sessions run on Tuesdays and Thursdays between Tuesday 6 October – Thursday 15 October, 10am -12pm, delivered over Zoom.

Internet access required and a digital device (phone, tablet, laptop).

If you can’t view the course description below, download it here:
Make the most of You_At Home Sept, Oct, Nov


C&K Careers
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