Funding Opportunities for VCS Organisations by February 20th

Community Foundation for Calderdale would like to announce two available funding options become available for Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations across Calderdale.

Prince of Wales Charitable fund Grants up to 15K – Apply by February 20th

Grants of up to £15k are available from The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF) for organisations especially for projects in Education, Health and Wellbeing, Environment, Countryside, Social Inclusion, Heritage and Conservation. You need to apply by 20th February 2023. For more info, visit

Calderdale Cares grants up to £5K / £10K for VCS – Apply by February 23

Grants of up to £5k or £10k are available for VCS organisations to apply for who support residents in Calderdale to improve their health and wellbeing. Calderdale Cares Partnership has created a £180,000 fund which is being administered by the Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC).

Visit for more info and to apply.

Recycling Team Visit St. Michael and All Angels Junior Wardens

20170116_135411Calderdale Council’s’ Recycling Team Adviser, Chris Crossley, visited St. Michael and All Angels CE Primary School Junior Wardens on Monday 16 January to explain the importance of recycling and the negative effect it can have on our environment and wildlife if we fail to do so.

In the session organised by Heather Stout, Ovenden Initiative, Chris showed the junior wardens the kind of things they can recycle. There was a good discussion about recycling other things from home and how a lot of containers can be reused around the house.

She also explained that all councils now have targets to meet and that Calderdale no longer sends any rubbish to go to landfill.

The session included a brief history lesson on how some of our ideas for how we recycle today came about during World War 2. Chris also showed the Junior Wardens some examples of items that are made from recycled waste.

Most of the Junior Wardens said that their households recycle, and those that don’t promised to ask their mums and dads to make more of an effort. They were also asked to think about what they threw away when they were in school or playing out.


6th Form Open Evening at Trinity Academy

Students who are currently in Year 11 and their parents are warmly invited to attend Trinity Academy’s 6th Form Open Evening for an opportunity to find out about post-16 provision, entry requirements and the courses on offer.

Wednesday 16 November – Doors open 5.30pm
At Trinity Academy, Shay Lane, Holmfield, Halifax, HX2 9TZ

For further information, visit

Plan your future at Get Organised 2016

Students in Year 11 and their families are invited to Calderdale Council’s Get Organised event, to find out more about the options they have after finishing GCSEs in 2017.

On Thursday 29 September young people and their families are encouraged to drop in to the Shay Stadium in Halifax between 3pm and 7.30pm for the chance to speak with colleges, sixth forms, universities, work based training providers and employers from across the region.

For more information about the Get Organised event 2016, visit and search for Post-16 Options

FREE Open Day Event at Heath Campus with fun and refreshments

Get information, advice and guidance on courses as well as fun interactive computer workshops and demos, a taste of Spain & Italy through food and language; cupcake decorating and much more.

Saturday 3 September 2016 – 10am to 3pm
At Heath Campus, Free School Lane, Halifax, HX1 2PS

All activities are FREE plus free refreshments including delicious cream teas and cupcakes served in the learner Coffee Bar.

15% early enrolment discount on most courses and you can enrol on the day to be in with a chance to win your course for free!

Think Safe, Be Safe, Stay Safe – Online course for young people

The aim of the Think Safe, Be Safe, Stay Safe online course is to raise awareness of the signs of abuse and neglect and to understand when and who to report any concerns to.

This course is designed for young people aged 11-18 and is ideal for peer mentors, baby sitters and work placements.

The online course can be undertaken at Mixenden library or Beechwood library.

To take the course, get in touch with Heather Stout or Karen Scanlon on 01422 255402 to arrange a time that suits you.

Calderdale College Workplace Learning Project gives boost to Economy

Over £795m Generated Back into the Economy thanks to Calderdale College’s Workplace Learning Project

Over 6,000 businesses and more than 29,000 employees across the North of England have accessed fully funded training thanks to Workplace Learning, creating significant benefits to the economy.

Results from an independent evaluation into the £35m project managed by Calderdale College, on behalf of the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges, revealed that training has exceeded employees’ expectations and their confidence in their ability to learn has improved considerably, confirming the project’s extensive success for employees and businesses alike.

Skill levels in the workplace have developed and the day to day running of the businesses has improved, and one of the most staggering findings show that for every £1 of funding claimed, £22 worth of economic contribution will be generated, higher than the national average amount.

Principal of Calderdale College John Rees, comments on the positive findings to come from the evaluation:

“The results of the evaluation show that Workplace Learning has been extremely well received by employers and employees. It highlights the continued importance of investing in skills and builds on the significant results we’ve achieved for the region and beyond over the last 10 years. I am delighted that Calderdale College and our partners were able to contribute to the significant results showcased in these reports.”

The feedback from employers has been overwhelmingly positive. One business that benefitted was Viable SEO, who accessed the funding through Enterprise Made Simple.

Helen Turley, Owner of Viable SEO commented: “The Going for Growth course I undertook has had quite a big impact on the business, primarily with my confidence but also internally within the business; it’s really helped the company thrive.”

Visit to access the full reports.

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