What could a Ward Forum Grant do for you?

Ward Forum Grants of up to £500 are available to community groups and not for profit organisations in the North and East of Halifax, for projects that will benefit their immediate – and possibly wider – community.

From replacing old equipment to organising induction sessions for your club, funding a trip or getting fresh supplies, if you have a project that will benefit your local community, North and East Halifax Ward Forum Grants may be just what you need.

Here is how a Ward Forum Grant helped two organisations this year!

Calderdale Community Squash

Funded taster sessions introducing squash to primary school children in Mixenden.

Thanks so much for the opportunity to reach out into Mixenden and offer these free taster sessions. I hope it is the start of a lasting relationship in the area.

9th Halifax Girls Brigade (Illingworth)

Trip to Hebden Hey scout camp.

Just wanted to thank you again for the grant we recently received.  As you know we were using the money to go towards the cost of taking the girls to camp.

We have just spent the last weekend at Hebden Hey Scout Camp.  Thirty girls attended, aged between 5 and 13.  Everybody had an amazing weekend, doing activities many of them have never had the opportunity to do before, such as crate stacking, treasure hunt trek, caving, water slide, obstacle course, traverse wall, as well as being in the river, and playing numerous games in the activities field.

Quite a few of the girls have never been away before without their parents, and I know that for most of them this weekend will be the only holiday they get this year. Even though it was hard work for the leaders, we gained immense pleasure from knowing the girls managed to enjoy an active weekend and  will take so many happy memories away with them.

Once again, thank you for making this possible.

Could a Ward Forum Grant help you?

There is much that a Ward Forum Grant can help you with, so why not apply and see what you can get with a little help?

The next round of Ward Forum Grants for the North and East of Halifax is open. The deadline for applications is Friday 24 June at 5pm

Are you thinking of having a Queens jubilee celebration? Do you need funding for a project? A £500 Ward forum grant may be helpful.

To be considered, your application should meet one of the 3 following priorities:

1.            Improving the Environment
2.            Improving Health & Wellbeing;
3.            Community groups recovery.

Follow the link below for more details including contact information and to access the application form.

Ward Forum Grants available in North and East Halifax by June 24th


There is a similar initiative for the Calderdale Lower Valley. To find out what help is available for VCSE organisations in the Lower Valley, chick here:

Lower Valley Ward Forum Grants

Squash bounce back men’s mental wellbeing project

Calling all males whose mental health is suffering – It’s time to bounce back!

Calder Community Squash is delighted to announce a new project – ‘Bounce Back’, designed for men accessing mental health services that will run from the beginning of February every Thursday afternoon (12pm – 1.30pm) in Halifax for twelve months.

The project has been generously funded by Community Foundation for Calderdale who work tirelessly with local charities and organisations to address inequalities and promote opportunities for those who need it most in the valley.

Bounce Back sessions will be held at Old Crossleyans Squash Club, home of Calder Community Squash. Each session will involve a 60 minute squash coaching session followed by an opportunity to socialise over refreshments. Sessions will be for all abilities, allowing participants to gain the benefits of exercise whilst being in a supportive and friendly environment.

For more information or to book your place please contact Aron@caldercommunitysquash.com

Calder Community Squash was set up last year by Aron Harper-Robinson in an effort to make positive changes within the community and society at large. Since becoming a community interest company CCS has gone from strength to strength working with people from all walks of life. This year CCS has secured funding to continue working with the young people from the Madni Mosque community in Park Ward through its ‘Squash from the Mosque’ project as well as a project delivering sessions to those who have worked tirelessly as carers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, CCS will be working with local youth clubs as part of an early crime intervention programme, as well as continuing its work with people with disabilities and local schools.