Noah's Ark - A Place of Hope 1719909193

Noah’s Ark was established in 2000 to serve the locality of Ovenden, expanding over recent years to cover the whole of Calderdale. It offers counselling and money advice services and was built by the community, for the community, to improve users’ mental, emotional, and financial wellbeing.

  1. Creating active community assets
Squash from the Mosque 1717768838
Calder Community Squash is a community-based not-for-profit company, committed to making positive changes through health and well-being. As part of their work in Park Ward, an area of Halifax faced with high levels of social deprivation, they identified a lack of culturally sensitive sporting opportunities. This was particularly evident for South Asian girls and women of the Muslim faith. To address this, the 'Squash from the Mosque' program was born!
  1. Creating accessible, inclusive sport, pa and leisure provision
Mixenden Nature & History Trails 1717426373

As part of the community-led investment in Mixenden, Active Calderdale has recently funded two walking trails: a History Hike and a Wild Walk. These trails, co-designed with the community, will be installed in the Hebble Brook woodlands by Summer 2024.

Nature Nurture CIC is a social enterprise focused on connecting communities with green spaces. They co-created the Hebble Brook walking trails with residents, incorporating their feedback into the design.

  1. Creating active environments
The Road to Recovery - Kelly's Story 1716208773

Many events in Kelly’s childhood years led her to try drugs and alcohol at a young age. Kelly started to experiment with cannabis, alcohol and LSD as a coping mechanism. She loved the numbness of not feeling and the emotional pain went away.

  1. People like me
  2. When we move, we’re stronger
Climbing to Wellbeing 1715760937

Invictus Wellbeing is a charity providing wellbeing and mental health support to children and young people in Calderdale, Bradford, and Kirklees.

They provide one-to-one and group interventions to young people who are referred to the service by external agencies or via self-referral. These interventions help young people to work through their issues in a safe and supportive environment, promoting positive change and developing coping strategies.

  1. Creating active community assets
Overcoming Anxiety - Gillian's Story 1715067674

Recently we featured our Active Champion Gillian from Mixenden discussing what it means to be an Active Champion for her community, you can read more here. As well as inspiring her community to be more active, Gillian has also been on a personal active journey over the last year, kindly sharing her experience of embarking on a new fitness regimen, from aims and motivations to fears and realities, in our latest blog.

  1. People like me
  2. When we move, we’re stronger
'Try It' with Halifax Panthers Wheelchair RLC 1714742593

Originally developed by Frenchmen Wally Salvan and Robert Fassolette as a form of rehabilitation, Wheelchair Rugby League is unique amongst wheelchair sports in its faithfulness to the rules of its sport of origin. It is also one of the most inclusive as it can be played by teams of mixed sexes, age groups, the able-bodied and those with a range of disabilities.

  1. Creating accessible, inclusive sport, pa and leisure provision
Battling Addiction - Louis' Story 1714644284

The Basement Recovery Project operates in Todmorden and central Halifax, offering specialised support for those battling addiction. They take a holistic approach, believing that exercise plays a crucial role in the recovery journey. Thanks to Active Calderdale funding, they've been able to create opportunities for their members to get active in a safe and supportive environment, whenever they're ready.

  1. People like me
  2. Creating active health & social care
  3. The basement project
Positive Impact Sports in Mixenden 1714137248

Positive Impact Sports (PIS) led by CEO Leah Greig, aims to make physical activity accessible to everyone, regardless of age, gender, or culture, in a fun and educational way. They also aim to reduce obesity and promote mental health awareness, ensuring that staff, students, and families in Mixenden, North Halifax are well-informed about healthy choices.

  1. Creating accessible, inclusive sport, pa and leisure provision
Community Keep Fit with IMT 1713261410
Inspire. Motivate. Transform (IMT) is a feel-good lifestyle brand focused primarily on older adults, promoting the improvement of physical and mental wellbeing through dance, movement and connection with the mind.
  1. Creating accessible, inclusive sport, pa and leisure provision