Verd De Gris : Empowering Women to bring about Social Change March 3rd

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Verd De Gris invites you for a day where women from diverse backgrounds from across West Yorkshire become One Voice for Social Change.

Click to register – VerdDeGris Arts International Women’s day Event

Further information including agenda for the day and highlights

Join us at The Gaygill Rooms at The Piece Hall
Friday 3rd March 2023
9.30 am  – 14.30 pm

Drawing on the life experiences of women from communities across Calderdale, special guests include Holly Lynch MP & Alison Lowe OBE West Yorkshire Deputy Mayor.

Crucially, we want to look at what we can do together to address some of the key factors that impact on health, opportunity, aspiration and social justice. The event will draw on the life experiences of women from diverse communities across Calderdale, using their voices to raise awareness of keys issues, and importantly, discuss ways in which lived experience can be used to inform and help shape policy and decision making at a local regional and national level.

We want to make sure that the voices of women and girls are included in regional and national discussions around health, poverty and social cohesion. We want to make our communities stronger. ​And by creating this safe space for visitors to learn and connect around tough local issues, we aim to provide a unique opportunities for people to get involved in helping to shape and influence change.

This event has been made possible thanks to support from West Yorkshire Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund, The National Lottery Community Fund and the Community Foundation for Calderdale.

If you would like more information please contact Sharon:

tel: 07907 822323

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CFFC launches new programme of funding for Youth Social Action

CFFC is proud to be distributing the latest round of #iwill funding in Calderdale made possible thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund and DCMS.

Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to fund projects to inspire10–14-year-olds to get involved in social action.

Examples of projects funded in earlier funding rounds include intergenerational volunteering programmes, environmental initiatives and involving young people in the design and delivery of community activities.

Visit for more information.

New Marking Shelter at Holmfield Bowling Club Beechwood Park 

A New Marking Shelter Now Stands in pride of place at Holmfield Bowling Club, Beechwood Park.

The project was funded by the National Lottery to enable the collaboration between young and old.


Young people on the level 2/3 Construction course at Calderdalde College worked in partnership with the club and North Halifax Partnership to design, build and deliver a sustainable all-weather shelter that will enable the members at the bowling club to have shelter while playing crown green bowls at the club.

The project has taken nine months from the initial first meeting with the college. Young people on the construction course, who have taken on board all the needs of the bowling community, created the design, carried out the planning and sourced all the materials.

The official opening of the shelter was held on Friday, 8th April. A range of people came together to celebrate the success of the shelter, including the bowling club and members of the community.

Jack, Chair of the Bowling Club, thanked everyone for attending, as well as thanking the collage for their work and said that it will make all weather bowling much more enjoyable.

Craig, from Calderdale College, said it’s been a fantastic opportunity for the young people to be able to start on a project and see it finished , while giving them valuable hands on experience within the community.

Declan, from Calderdale College, said “It’s been really good! I’ve really enjoyed it learning on-site skills.”

Karen Scanlon, from North Halifax Partnership, said “It’s been a challenging but rewarding project. It’s been a fantastic opportunity for the young people to be involved, to listen and take on board the suggestions and ideas of the bowlers and create something that will benefit the club.”

Marcia, from Holmfield Bowling Club, said “The club was very pleased with the work and the collage have done a fantastic job. Thank you to Dale, Craig and the young people from Calderdale Collage.”

Want to become a member?

The Holmfield Bowling club are looking for new members. Anyone wanting to get involved should contact the club at Beechwood Park or Karen Scanlon on

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus service survey

Welcome to our first survey – tell us what you want!

Our aim is to provide the over 50 population of Calderdale and their families and friends with information and advice to make their lives easier and now we’d like to hear what you think of our website and our newsletters.We’d also like to hear about the local issues that matter to you.

Complete our short survey now

About the Forum

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus is a voluntary group that supports and represents people aged 50 and over in Calderdale and highlights information and issues which are useful and important to this age group.  We also signpost and connect older people to local groups, clubs, societies, charities, as well as events and service providers. We collate guidance on key later life issues such as housing, benefits and finance, care of all kinds and physical and mental health.


Calderdale Forum 50 Plus is funded by Community Foundation for Calderdale and the National Lottery Community Fund.