Join the Foundation Club Membership Monthly Event August 31

You’re invited to the monthly Foundation Club Membership EventMembers and Non- Members are all warmly welcomedWednesday 31st August 20221.00 pm to 3.00 pmThe Room, Town Hall Dental, the Old Town Hall, Thornton Square
Brighouse HD6 1EA

Join the Calderdale business community to find out more about the Foundation Club at this monthly membership event.

This summer, we are relaunching our membership club. We held a successful event last month at Hebden Bridge Town Hall where 40+ like minded people who also support CFFC came together to network.

We are planning on having monthly events to bring people together and connect and will move venue each month to spread the events throughout the borough.

I’m inviting you to come and join us at this free event and to find out more about supporting us so that we can support Not-for-Profit Organisations in Calderdale. There will be a couple of short speeches, but in the main it’s open networking so you can get to know other members over a cuppa and a biscuit.

Register your free place here

If you would like to become a member, here is the link to complete the application form.

Click here to find out more about applying to become a member

There are different levels of membership, you can choose the one that’s right for you:

Voluntary Organisations : £10 per year

This is for Not-for-Profit organisations

Friend of the Foundation : £120 annually or £10 per month.

This is for individuals or small businesses/ sole traders

Foundation Club Members : £600 annually or £50 per month

There are many benefits to joining the Foundation Club, including:

  • Being part of a group of people who care about their community and want to be part of something bigger making a difference
  • Supporting the Foundation so we can give out grants and continue our role to connect people and create a positive impact in our community in the 5 areas we have as priorities
  • The opportunity to show your support for an issue they care about
  • Monthly networking events
  • The opportunity to engage with the issues you care about and be connected with volunteering or fundraising opportunities
  • Certificate of membership
  • Logo to use on your website, email signature, and social media
  • Invite to social events
  • Receive our Annual Report
  • Invited to our AGM
  • 1 to 1 meeting as connectors and convenors to introduce you to people
  • Listed in our online directory

If you are a Foundation Club Member or a Friend of the Foundation, 100% of your membership fee goes towards making grants for one of the priorities you choose. Plus, in the first year we will match fund your membership to double the amount going towards making grants. If you are a Foundation Club member, your membership fee is £600 so £1200 will go towards grants and if you are a Friend of the Foundation, your membership fee is £120 so £240 will go towards making grants.

It would be lovely to see you at the August event.

Calderdale Tourism Conference Tuesday July 5th at the Shay

Visit Calderdale are excited to be hosting The Calderdale Tourism Conference, Tuesday 5th July, Shay Stadium 9.30am – 1pm.

If you are a food and drink retail business, leisure attraction or accommodation provider, come along and meet like-minded businesses and find out what support is on offer to you.

Or are you thinking about the next step in your career or looking for a fresh start? If so come and learn about all the exciting opportunities and benefits of working within the industry and how you can play a part in growing Calderdale tourism economy.

Book your place to our free event here 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/352802550927

Setting the standards we expect for good work in our region – consultation

West Yorkshire’s Mayor Tracy Brabin has committed to putting in place a Fair Work Charter for the region.

By signing up to the Charter, our region’s employers will be making a clear commitment to a range of good employment practices that actively tackle the significant disparities which are standing in the way of ‘levelling-up’ our region, and doing so will be a practical way in which the Mayor can give those leading and aspiring employers the public recognition, support and encouragement they deserve for their efforts in providing fair work.

We are very keen to hear your views, the views of businesses from all sectors, and of all sizes, and from all our communities and groups, including those voices that are seldom heard.

Your views will help to ensure that the Charter is:

•             designed to be ambitious in terms of clearly setting out the Mayor’s expectations for fair work

•             practically achievable by all our region’s employers and of tangible benefit to them, and not just those in specific sectors, or our largest employers

•             of clear benefit and value to all, including our most disadvantaged communities and groups

By taking part in this consultation you will help us to understand what employment practices are most relevant to different types and sizes of employers, and which will deliver those tangible benefits to employers, employees, communities and West Yorkshire.

Details of the consultation and how to respond are here https://www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/fwc

Please note that the consultation closes on 22 April 2022.

Mid Yorkshire Chamber Business Awards Ceremony

We are delighted to introduce the inaugural Mid Yorkshire Chamber Business Awards, celebrating success, resilience and innovation within our membership across the Halifax, Huddersfield and Wakefield regions.

We are holding the awards ceremony  9th Feb at The Quarry in Horbury Bridge and we are trying to reach out to businesses in the Wakefield, Kirklees and Calderdale districts to get involved.

The invitation is open to all businesses, members or non-members of the Chamber, however for a business to be put forward for an award they do need to be members of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber.

The Mid Yorkshire Chamber Business Awards Celebration

Businesses wishing to nominate themselves for an aware need to complete the online submission form before Wednesday 5th January 2022.

All entrants must be members of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. 

Good luck!

Careers Centre offers information and support for all ages

Calderdale & Kirklees Careers Centre, Halifax offers services for both young people aged 16 to 19 as well as adults over the age of 19 including’

  • one-to-one Careers Guidance
  • help with job, apprenticeship, course and training applications
  • benefits advice
  • setting up your own business and much more

Click here for more of what the centre has to offer for both age groups, or visit www.ckcareersonline.org.uk

Calderdale is back in business after Boxing Day floods

Open-Businesses-Flooding-CalderdaleCalderdale businesses are bouncing back after the devastating Boxing Day floods and to make sure this message travels far and wide Calderdale Council is running a marketing campaign targeting tourists, visitors and the business community.

A poster campaign, with the headline ‘Adventure Awaits’ and using the distinctive ‘Pretty Gritty’ branding, has been running at the train stations in Todmorden, Halifax, Huddersfield and Leeds and at Manchester Airport, to catch the eye of regional and international travellers… read more…

FREE Workshops at Pellon Network Centre – April to May

Are you looking for work, keen to learn new skills or want to run your own business? If so then why not consider taking a FREE course with Yorkshire Housing.

The following courses are available to book onto now.

Yorkshire Housing Courses

To Book a place or find out what support the employment and enterprise coaches can offer email  yhee@yorkshirehousing.co.uk, call 0113 825 6417, text ‘WORK’ to 88802 or visit yorkshirehousing.co.uk/skills