Community foundation for Calderdale
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Why your donation matters
Every week in Calderdale we see more community groups and activities coming to an end. Ultimately, our local society as a whole will suffer unless Calderdale people can help us to keep resourcing its increasingly hard-pressed army of volunteers and charitable-purpose work.
Every year The Community Foundation for Calderdale provides grants to hundreds of groups but we need your help to help them!
One such group is the Halifax Street Angels Paul Blakey MBE founder says this of the foundation,
"The grant helped us employ a full time Project Manager who has strengthened the work in Halifax and helped establish a UK wide model of best practice which is respected nationally at the highest levels. Street Angels and similar projects now run in around 100 towns and cities"
Case study: donations in action
Next Step Trust The Community Foundation for Calderdale has awarded several grants to the Next Step Trust, which provides a unique day-care service for young people with severe and complex needs.
Next Step Trust (NST) provides a specialist centre for young people aged 19 - 25 with complex needs and disabilities including moderate and severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, ASD, sensory impairment and physical disabilities.
This is the only centre in Calderdale specifically designed to meet the needs of young people with severe and complex needs once they have left home.
Thanks to a recent award they have been able to employ a second person to work in their café where Next Steppers are taught basic cooking and work skills in the café. Due to greatly increased confidence gained from work experience in the café, an attendee with severe Down’s Syndrome was able to obtain a work placement in a local hairdresser’s - a wonderful achievement for her.