Community Spirit Awards - the shortlist

Halifax Courier Community Spirit Awards 2014 at Berties at La Cachette, Elland.'CEO of the Community Foundation for Calderdale Steve Duncan.

Halifax Courier Community Spirit Awards 2014 at Berties at La Cachette, Elland.'CEO of the Community Foundation for Calderdale Steve Duncan.

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The shortlist has been finalised for this year’s Courier Community Spirit Awards.

It was a difficult decision process and the judges wish to thank everyone for their nominations - each and every entry was worthy.

But the shortlisted nominations stood out for excelling in the in the criteria of each nominated category.

This year’s shortlisted are:

Charity of the Year (sponsored by Riley & Co)

Smartmove

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

Heartbeat

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

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

Ploughcroft

ABS UK Ltd

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.