A new grant of up to £10,000 will soon be available to help small businesses which haven’t yet been eligible for financial support through the Government’s previous coronavirus business grant schemes.
During national Volunteers’ Week (1 – 7 June), Calderdale Council is paying tribute to over 1000 people who have volunteered to support vulnerable residents across the borough during the COVID-19 pandemic.
An innovative project that supports young people in Calderdale has been awarded funding to allow its work to continue and develop. Calderdale Council’s Positive Choices programme has been awarded £270,000 from the Department for Education’s Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme – it’s one of just 14 projects around the country to be selected at this time.
Calderdale Council and NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are urging people with diabetes to access the support available to them, to help stay safe and well during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Calderdale Council is planning the safe, phased reopening of its markets across the borough, following Government guidance that outdoor markets can reopen from Monday 1 June, and indoor markets (along with other non-essential retailers) from Monday 15 June, as long as they protect staff and customers from COVID-19.
Nearly 150 of Calderdale’s amazing volunteers have taken part in training to help them support vulnerable people as much as possible during the COVID-19 crisis.
As part of Calderdale Council’s ongoing mission to tackle climate change, it is adding electric and hybrid vehicles to its fleet to replace old petrol and diesel ones, and is seeking Cabinet approval to fund the required charging points.