Community Spirit Awards – Vote Now!

The Community Foundation for Calderdale believes that local charities, community groups and volunteers are local heroes.

Their Community Spirit Awards celebrate the often unsung heroes who work in our community, often in extremely challenging situations.

From charities to individuals who give of their time and energy the awards highlight the people at the centre of the brilliant work being done here in Calderdale.

This is your chance to nominate your own charitable organisation or nominate a charitable organisation that has supported you.

Voting closes August 30th 2019. The awards ceremony will take place on November 21st at The Venue Barkisland.

Awarded to a charity that has delivered outstanding service to its beneficiaries, promoted and raised its cause, been clear in its goals and strategy, and demonstrated excellence, especially within the last year.

Sponsored by Riley & Co.


Awarded to a charity (registered after September 2015) that has made a demonstrable impact since its foundation, achieved awareness of its cause, mission and activities, and set the foundations of excellent management and accountability for the future.

Sponsored by Lattitude7.


Awarded to the volunteer who has displayed the greatest commitment and achievement to a charity, voluntary sector organisation or the community.

Sponsored by Snowflake Media.


Awarded to a charity or community group active in the arts (visual arts-music-film-photography-writing-drama- dance-design) which has demonstrated passion and enthusiasm in making a significant contribution to the wider community.

Sponsored by Croft Myl.


Awarded to a charity or community group for successfully developing something new or different. Areas could include supporter and/or donor engagement, putting a piece of research to good use, extending the reach of the charity or introducing a new way of working.

Sponsored by Calderdale College.


Awarded to a charity or community group on the basis of innovative approaches coupled with exceeding funding targets.

Sponsored by Value Exchange.


Awarded to an individual, school community group or charity which is having a positive impact on the community and/or raising the profile of environmental issues.

Sponsored by Pulman Steel.


Awarded to a person who has demonstrated dedication, professionalism and integrity throughout their career, and who has produced a demonstrably positive effect on the sector through their work and management over at least a 15 year period.

Sponsored by Wilby Insurance.


Awarded for a marketing campaign that used one or more of the following, social media, website/microsite, printed press, adverts, leaflets, video content, social activity campaign. May also include giveaways.

Sponsored by Town Hall Dental.


Awarded to a young person 21 years old or under, who have engaged, inspired and motivated their peers or other people in support of a social cause or initiative.

Sponsored by Calderdale Council.