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Film Club at Luddendenfoot Civic Institute – Thursday 26 May 2pm

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Singing for the Queen!

Halifax Central Initiative

Having cleaned for the Queen last weekend (thank you to all those involved), patrons of St Queens90thbirthdayHilda’s Church and local residents will now “Sing for the Queen” on Sunday June 5th starting at 3pm at St Hilda’s Church, Gibraltar Road HX1 4HE.  Please come and join us in a variety of well known songs (from the past) and hymns for a right royal SING.  Tea and cake afterwards!

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Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving Programme

Grants will be awarded to projects that create empowering opportunities and make life better for local communities. Priority will be given to projects which get very little support elsewhere. NB: registered charities cannot apply.

Halifax Central Initiative

Skipton Building Society is providing its Grassroots Giving programme for a fourth year in a row to small, local community groups in the UK.

The Skipton Building Society established the Grassroots Giving programme in 2013 to mark the anniversary of its 160th birthday. It offered 160 donations of £500 to local grassroots groups and organisations that are “passionate about making life better for others” but which get very little support elsewhere. The winners were chosen by a public vote. Since its launch, 483 small organisations have benefited from £241,500 in awards.

This year, there are 163 pots of £500 to give away to voluntary groups, community organisations and sports clubs throughout the UK.

Grants of £500 will be awarded to projects that create empowering opportunities and make life better for local communities. Priority will be given to projects which get very little support elsewhere.

Local grassroots groups, such as community…

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VAC Training: Support and Supervision of Volunteers

Halifax Central Initiative

Thursday 26th  May   – Support and Supervision of Volunteers, 10:00am – 1:00pm @ Basement Project, Halifax, HX1 2AL

Target Audience – Volunteer Coordinators

Aims & Objectives

  • Understand the need to pro-actively manage volunteers
  • Identify and implement key procedures for effective volunteer management
  • Explain the functions of support and supervision
  • Identify key principles and methods for supporting and supervising volunteers
  • Understand factors in volunteer motivation

Sector Support Calderdale training courses are now chargeable, the training costs are as follows.

  Voluntary and community sector groups with an annual turnover

Under £10k

Voluntary and community sector groups with an annual turnover

Over £10k

Voluntary and community sector groups outside Calderdale or public sector
Half Day £10 £15 £45
Full Day £20 £35 £55

We will require payment in advance in order to secure bookings. We operate a 7 day notice period to cancel a booking. The payment will not be refunded on…

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The Big Celebration: Launch of VAC’s new volunteering opportunities

St Andrews Church, community consultation event

Halifax Central Initiative

St Andrew’s Methodist Church and Community Centre on Huddersfield Road Halifax HX3 0AT is planning major improvements and upgrades – and wants your input in the kind of buildings and activities you would like to see for the Huddersfield Road community’s benefit. Community consultation event Sunday 22nd May at 12 noon and Thursday 26th May – a Drop In from 7 – 8 pm. Everyone welcome. Church opposite the hospital.

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Have your say on major transport and regeneration plans

Halifax Central Initiative

Local people can find out more about major plans for travel improvements across Calderdale and regeneration in Halifax town centre at a public drop-in session next week.

The event, which is being held on Monday 23 May between 3pm and 7pm at Halifax Minster, will be an opportunity for residents and organisations to view the scheme designs, talk to Council staff and ask questions about the plans.

The plans include a number of schemes as part of a proposed £125 million+ investment over five years to support economic growth in Calderdale, by easing congestion, reducing journey times and bringing improvements for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and people using public transport. For example, the A629 corridor scheme will help cut journey times between Halifax and Huddersfield.

To finance this work, the Council has secured a significant share of the £1 billion West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund (WY+TF), which the West Yorkshire Combined…

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