The Community Spirit Charity Awards are an annual event that celebrates the great work of charities and community groups across Calderdale. The awards have been designed so that any charity or community group – regardless of their size or cause – can enter and be in with a chance of winning.

The Awards continue to recognise those charities of which there are over 9,000 in Calderdale that are innovative, exemplify best practice, and deliver sustainable benefit to communities and society in general.

The shortlisted groups are:

CHARITY OF THE YEAR 

  • Overgate Hospice
  • Halifax Opportunities Trust
  • Archway
  • Slow the Flow Calderdale
  • Healthy Minds

BEST MARKETING

  • Brodstock Festival
  • Eureka
  • Overgate

BEST FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN  

  • Bloodstock Festival
  • Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice
  • Puzzle Hall Community Pub

BEST NEW CHARITY/CHARITABLE GROUP

  • Puzzle Hall Community Pub
  • Slow The Flow Calderdale
  • Todmorden Health Champions

ARTS AND CULTURE

  • Arts for Brighouse
  • Brodstock Music Festival
  • Calder Valley Youth Theatre
  • Overgate
  • Nova Collective

BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR 

  • ABS Foundation + Calderdale SmartMove
  • Calderdale Community Coaching Trust
  • Healthy Minds
  • The Horizons Group
  • The Space @ Field Lane

GREAT AND GREEN

  • Rastrick Plays Better
  • Slow the Flow Calderdale
  • Treesponsibility

YOUNG COMMUNITY CHAMPION

  • Cody
  • Kevin
  • Rosie
  • Sam-Mae

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

  • Carol Burns
  • Dr Zoe Douglas
  • Heather and Andrew Hartwell
  • Peggy Williamson
  • Peggy Bruce

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT 

  • Angela Everson
  • Jackie Thompson
  • Margaret Bottomley
  • Martin Moorman
  • Michelle Foster
  • Rev Cannon Hillary Barber

 

The awards ceremony will take place on September 27th at The Venue, Bowers Mill, Branch Road, Barkisland,  Halifax, HX4 0AD. tickets can be booked here https://www.calderdalecommunityspiritawards.co.uk/buy-tickets/