We believe that all not-for-profit organisations have a significant role to play in improving the lives of the most disadvantaged in Calderdale. CFFC is itself a not-for-profit and understands the unique challenge faced when looking to develop and grow. CFFC is dedicated to enabling organisations to increase their community, economic and environmental impact, by providing grant aid and tailored loans to not-for-profit organisations in Calderdale. We are also very keen to celebrate the amazing work that the third sector in Calderdale is doing, many organisations and individuals in Calderdale make a huge difference to the lives of the people who live here and that is why we support the Halifax Courier Community Spirit Awards each year.
Feed back from previous years has been that the ticket price for the event was to high, so with this in mind Community Foundation for Calderdale have this year pledged to support the awards by subsidising the ticket price.
We must say a big thank you to everyone who has nominated, we had a great response this year, and we are pleased to announce that the judging has taken place and the short list for the awards is as follows.
Charity of the Year (sponsored by Riley & Co)
Citizens Advice Bureau
Calderdale Help in Bereavement Service
Investment in the Community
Rastrick Big Local
Best New Charity
Young Person’s Prevention and Support Service
Community Champion (sponsored by Stone Dam)
Outstanding Individual Achievement (sponsored by Harveys)
Supporting Older People in Calderdale
Upper Valley Older Person’s Support Service
Verd de Gris
Arts and Culture
Verd De Gris
Halifax Music Heritage Trail
Halifax Young Singers
Great and Green
ABS UK Ltd
Community School (Sponsored by Suma)
Ravenscliffe High School
Health and Wellbeing
Citizens Advice Bureau Welfare Benefits Project
Calderdale Community Coaching Trust – Blender Bikes
Happy Days Cycles
Foster Carer of the Year (sponsored by Pennine Housing)
Calderdale Foster Carers Association
Michelle and Rob Cook
All those shortlisted will be invited to a glittering awards evening held at Berties La Cachette on July 9. It will be a night to remember and a well-deserved showcase for the people who make Calderdale the caring, creative and conscientious place we all know and love.