The Community Foundation for Calderdale and its headline sponsors BCA Leisure have announced the finalists for the Community Spirit Awards which will take place on Thursday 25th November 2021 at The Venue Barkisland to celebrate all the amazing work volunteers, charities and community groups do to make Calderdale a better place to live.

The Community Foundation for Calderdale is a charity, which raises money to fund and support community activity across Calderdale and we have the privilege of reading through the hundreds of nominations that are made and organising the event celebrating the selfless work that is happening. This year, there were a hundred more nominations received than last year, and this reflects how many people have gone above and beyond Covid-19.
There has been a new category for people who have gone Above and Beyond during Covid-19, and attracted two new sponsors Appleyard Lees LLP and Yorkshire Payments.

Judges Simon Walton from Riley & Co, Angela Everson from The Women’s Centre, Sian Rogers from CMBC, Emma Worsley from VAC and VSI Alliance, and Rachel Oates from CFFC had the difficult job of judging but are please to announce the finalists.

Young Community Champion
• Alfie Roberts
• Keeley Lucas
• Evie Tasker
• Lottie Ashmore
• Poppy Lawrie
• Sam Mylkola
• Will Solomon

Volunteer of the Year
• Caroline Seabourne
• Kev Shiels
• Christine Bottomley
• Nawroz Lateef

Outstanding Individual Achievement
• Janet Lymer
• John Mooney
• Lorna Butterick

Great & Green
• Joan Tillotson/ The Paddock
• Litter free SB

Best Fundraising Campaign
• Brodstock
• Overgate Hospice
• Unmasked Mental Health

Arts & Culture
• Brodstock
• Curious Motion
• Artworks

Breakthrough of the Year
• Access Hospitality
• Try High

Best Marketing Campaign
• Magpies
• EdShift
• Overgate Reindeer Run

Covid - Above and beyond
• St Augustine’s Centre
• Calder Valley Search and Rescue team (CVST)
• Next Step Trust
• Magpies
• Age Concern Todmorden

Best New Charity
• S4ND
• Get Fit 4 Mental Health

Charity of the Year
• Unmasked Mental Health
• Calderdale SmartMove
• St Augustine’s Centre
• Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees
• Invictus Wellbeing