Short list of nominees

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  • June 12, 2015

hxcommunityspirit2013We 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)

charity of the year


Citizens Advice Bureau

Calderdale Help in Bereavement Service

Home-Start Calderdale

Investment in the Community

Alan Stockdill

Rastrick Big Local

Best New Charity

Tempus Novo


Young Person’s Prevention and Support Service

Community Champion (sponsored by Stone Dam)

Pam Burton

Geraldine Peters

Phil Howden

John McGall

Outstanding Individual Achievement (sponsored by Harveys)

Liz Childs

Angela Curran

Angela Everson

Supporting Older People in Calderdale

Chit Chat

Upper Valley Older Person’s Support Service

Verd de Gris

Arts and Culture

Verd De Gris

Halifax Music Heritage Trail

The Doghouse

Halifax Young Singers

Great and Green



Community School (Sponsored by Suma)

Calderdale College

Ravenscliffe High School

Health and Wellbeing

Citizens Advice Bureau Welfare Benefits Project

Calderdale Community Coaching Trust – Blender Bikes

Healthy Minds

Social Enterprise

Project Colt

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.

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