Have Your Say! Illingworth Ward Forum – 10 March

Illingworth March PosterThe Illingworth Ward Forum is a chance to talk to Councillors and local services about issues that matter in your area.

Come along on Thursday 10 March 2016  Illingworth Cricket Club, Aloe Field View, HX2 9ER

Refreshments and signing in from 6pm, meeting starts at 6.30pm.

Up for discussion:

  • Illingworth Neighbourhood Watch & Police Update
  • £5k Ward Forum budget update
  • Local updates including parking around schools in Illingworth
  • The Local Plan

Click here for the full agenda…

Northowram and Shelf Ward Forum feedback – Sep 2015

Click here for an update from the December ward forum covering the Northowram and Shelf.

Get involved and Have Your Say! Come along to the next meeting at Stone Chair Variety Club, Ing Head Terrace, Stone Chair, Halifax, HX3 7LB on Monday 7 December 2015, 5.30pm for 6pm start.

Email us at team@halifaxnorthandeast.com if you would like to raise an issue at future meetings.

Northowram and Shelf Ward Forum feedback – December 2014

Click here for an update from the December ward forum covering the Northowram and Shelf.  Including;

  • £5k Ward Forum Budget – apply now!
  • Updates from Northowram Village Society, Shibden Valley Society, and Shelf and District Community Group
  • Latest Police update from PC Andy Bingham
  • and more…

Get involved and Have Your Say! Come along to the next meeting at Northowram Community Sport and Activity Club, Westercroft Lane, Northowram HX3 7EN on Tuesday 10 March 2015, 5.30pm for 6pm start.

Email us at team@halifaxnorthandeast.com if you would like to discuss an issue at the meeting in March.a.

Illingworth Ward Forum feedback – December 2014

Click here for an update from the December Ward Forum and joint Neighbourhood Watch meeting in Illingworth.  Including;

  • Staying Well: a new project in North Halifax to tackle loneliness
  • Latest news from Illingworth Gaol
  • £5k Ward Forum Budget – apply now!
  • Police update from PC Dave Illingworth
  • and more…

Get involved and Have Your Say! Come along to the next meeting at Illingworth Cricket Club, The Ainley’s, Alloe Field View, HX2 9ER on Thursday 19 March, 6pm for refreshments, 6.30pm meeting start.

Email us at team@halifaxnorthandeast.com if you would like to discuss an issue at the meeting in March.

Warley Ward Forum feedback – December 2014

Click here for an update from the December ward forum covering the Warley ward. Including;

  • £5k Ward Forum Budget – apply now!
  • Updates from local groups including Addy Community Group, Mount Tabor Community Association, Sharx and Friends of West View Park
  • Police updates
  • Latest from Halifax Academy
  • and more…

Get involved and Have Your Say! Come along to the next meeting at Long Can Public House, Fountain Head Village on Wednesday 25 March 2015, 6.30pm for 7pm start.

Email us at team@halifaxnorthandeast.com if you would like to add anything to the agenda.

Community First comes to an end for Ovenden and Warley

A Community Grant Scheme launched in 2011 has come to an end after having a positive impact on the areas involved over the last 4 years.

The government commissioned the Community Development Foundation (CDF) to manage the Community First Budget. Not all wards within Calderdale were allocated this money, which were based on a combination of need and what impact the recession has had on employment.

Ovenden and Warley were the two areas of focus in North and East Halifax and many projects have been funded throughout the scheme’s duration such as, Halifax in Bloom, the restoration of Warley cemetery and more recently the Ovenden Phoenix football club, which saw young adult males from Mixenden, Illingworth and Ovenden bring their communities and themselves closer together through hard work and sheer determination.

The total amount of grant money awarded since the scheme was launched is £118,685 with 71 grants ranging from £340 to £2,500 and the groups involved needing to match the grant, worked hard through means of voluntary work, cash donations, fundraising and saw a match total of £571,002.

The number of volunteers involved in running a group or project was 1,825 and the total number of people who have benefitted from the Grant Scheme is 20,355.

To see a full breakdown of the projects funded and where the grants were awarded, please view the documents below:

Other funding available

Additional funds are available to support small voluntary sector and community organisations and activities through the Small Grants fund and the Community festival and event fund.

Ward Forum Budgets: Apply now for £500!

Calderdale Council has made a total of £ 5,000 available for each ward to be spent by March 2015.

The fund must be spent on grants for activities and projects that benefit the ward. For example a community group activity, a community event or an activity or project to improve the environment.

The maximum grant per application is £500 and any group can apply.

Constituted groups should have a bank account in the name of the group so that if successful the money can be transferred. 

Other groups should explain how the project or activity will benefit the community. If the application is successful invoices will be paid direct by the North and East Halifax Neighbourhood team.

The Neighbourhood Team is running the grants fund for each ward but decisions on who will receive a grant will be made by a Ward Forum grants panel made up of neutral community representatives.

For information on how to make an application in North and East Halifax please contact Tony King on 01422 255402 or email team@halifaxnorthandeast.com.

Don’t be put off by the application process – if you’ve a good idea for a project, ring us and we can help you!

For applications in other areas of Calderdale please contact your local Neighbourhood Team:

  • Halifax Central – 01422 365948
  • Lower Valley – 01422 288017
  • Upper Valley – 01706 548133 or 01422 244622