Groups hope to double up as fund goes live

Halifax Irish Junior Football Club players at their King Cross ground.
Halifax Irish Junior Football Club players at their King Cross ground.

COMMUNITY groups across Calderdale are signed up and ready to receive double donations in a match fund which has now gone live.

Sixty charities are now live on the website localgiving.com – where people can donate cash which will be doubled by the Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC).

Next Step Trust use specially adapted bikes at Spring Hall athletics track.

Next Step Trust use specially adapted bikes at Spring Hall athletics track.

All donations pledged on the website from now will be doubled until a national pot of £375,000 cash runs out.

Bosses at the CFFC have joined forces with local community groups to help Calderdale get as big a share of the cash as possible.

Steve Duncan, CFFC’s chief executive, said: “Localgiving.com shows the varied and vibrancy of community, voluntary and charitable work going on in Calderdale and your support to keep this going is valued and valuable.

“The March Match Fund Challenge is a wonderful incentive to make your donations go further, and a good reminder to us all to consider making donations to support them in these challenging economic times – especially if those donations will go twice as far.”

Localgiving.com is for any community or voluntary group including those who work with older people, to improve the environment, youth groups, or parent and teacher associations.

Since it began in Calerdale, a total of £49,000 has been raised through the site for local groups.

Follow localgiving.com in West Yorskhire on Twitter @Lg_WYork.

To donate to a Calderdale group, visit the website www.localgiving.com and put ‘Calderdale’ in the search engine.

The stories featured here are examples of the work being done around Calderdale and show how donations of any size can make a real difference.

These, and all other groups on Localgiving.com, have a story to tell and will make any donations work hard in the local community.

Another cause asking for cash is Halifax Festival which uses donations to secure top acts and attractions.