Spring Hall Bowling Club awarded £3000 from the small grants scheme

Caklderdale Council’s small grants scheme has awarded the popular Spring Hall Bowling Club with a grant of £3000. Neighbourhood officer, Janice Dawson from Halifax Central Initiative has been working with the group, who have been suffering from anti social behaviour resulting in damage to the  pitch and club house.

Janice helped the group complete the funding form along with letter of support from the ASB team, Safer Greener Cleaner team and neighbourhood Police team. The money will be used to erect railings around the pavilion. Work has commenced this week to secure the site.

The Small Grants scheme gives out one-off grants of up to £3,000 for voluntary and community sector projects that help achieve the Council’s ambition of making Calderdale a clean, safe, attractive and thriving area for people to live in, work in and visit. For more information on how to apply click here

Vote for your favourite Calderdale park!


 Seven parks in Calderdale are in the running for the Green Flag People’s Choice Award – Shibden Park, Wellholme Park, Manor Heath Park, People’s Park, Ogden Water Country Park, Clay House Park and Bailiff Bridge Memorial Garden. To help your favourite Calderdale park to make the UK’s top 10, simply cast your vote – visit www.greenflagaward.org, select your country/region on the interactive map to find your park and click the ‘vote for this park’ button.

Nominations open for the Community Spirit Awards

Nominations now open for the Community Spirit Awards, hosted by the Community Foundation for Calderdale and supported by Calderdale Council. We know Calderdale is teeming with excellent charities, community groups, and volunteers, and we want them to be recognised and celebrated for the great work they do. So, if you know of a charitable organisation that is doing something great please nominate them, if you have been supported by a local charitable group nominate them, or if you know a volunteer you just couldn’t live without let us know.   13 categories to choose from more info here http://halifaxcommunityspiritawards.co.uk/categories/ Nominations must be received by August 4th.

Groundwork Community Awards 2017 – do you know a local group that deserves recognition?

Do you know a community group that deserves special recognition for making your local area a better place to live? If so, nominate them to receive a Groundwork Community Award!

The Groundwork Community Awards honour the small groups making a big difference to the quality of life in their local area. They want to celebrate and reward groups who often get little recognition and support, putting the spotlight on the power of doing good together so that others can be inspired to organise and get active in their own communities.

More information and to nominate:

https://www.groundwork.org.uk/sites/communityawards