Vital Signs: play a role in shaping your community

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What do you think about Calderdale? Are there parts of the borough you would love to shout about, or things you would like to change?

Do we have fantastic arts and cultural activities, or could employment opportunities be better?

Now is your chance to share your views and play an important role in shaping the community you live in.

The Halifax Courier has teamed up with the Community Foundation for Calderdale in its ‘Vital Signs’ research project.

The project will take the pulse of Calderdale residents to show where we are at, and what could lie ahead in the future.

Steve Duncan, CEO of the Community Foundation, said: “As a Community Foundation, if we are going to have a lasting impact today and into the future, we have to really analyse the state of life in our community.

“We believe Vital Signs will provide us with another useful way to do this by offering an in-depth look at statistics and facts gathered from national and local sources.

The aim of Vital Signs is to uncover resident’s perceptions about different issues and will combine those perceptions with hard factual data to uncover the reality in Calderdale.

“This research will allow us to start discussions with our donors, enabling us to better inform our donors about issues and opportunities in the community, discussions with groups addressing needs in our community about how we can help them do more and discussions with our trustees and grants panel,” Steve added.


If you have any questions please contact Emma Woods-Bolger by email or call 01422 349700.

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