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As a result of this initial set back, the Centre Manager worked on a voluntary basis to put services into place and begin helping those in need as soon as possible, with the expectation that she would be able to access funding for her post.  This proved difficult and a paid manager was not appointed until June 2012 when Kirklees MC funded the post for 3 years. 

Premises were set up in the Springfield Mill complex at the heart of Denby Dale.

This rented accommodation incorporated offices for administration of the project, a drop-in area with comfortable chairs, a meeting room for the various activities and meetings, a kitchen and a charity shop to help raise funds.   

2020 - Covid Response coordinators in Kirklees and awarded Highly Commended National Finalist in the Community Group of the Year Awards 2021

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Denby Dale Centre - Westleigh House, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale, HD8 8QJ

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DDC Charity Shop & Activities - Springfield Mill, Norman Road, Denby Dale, HD8 8TH

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Emley Dementia Group, Emley Community Centre, Upper Lane, Emley, HD8 9RJ

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Mirfield Dementia Group, Mirfield Community Centre, Water Royd Lane, Mirfield, WF14 9SG

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The Kirkburton Hub - Riley Lane, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, HD8 0RZ

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Time Together Charity Shop, 53 Commercial Road, Skelmanthorpe, HD8 9DA

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Skelmanthorpe Community Pantry, Elm Street, Skelmanthorpe, HD8 9BH

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Finance Department - Springfield Mill, Norman Road, Denby Dale, HD8 8TH

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Marsden Memory Cafe

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The Denby Dale Centre was established in 2004 by members of the Denby Dale and Lower Cumberworth Methodist Churches. It was born out of concern for people who are socially isolated, for various reasons, in our rural area. The aim was to reach the 43 communities that make up South Kirklees. Initial discussions with the Coalfield Regeneration Trust were very positive with regards to funding the project for the first two years.

With local support and planning and with the project under way, it came as a huge blow when the Coalfield Regeneration Trust explained at the last of their meetings that funding was only available for the Emley area and they therefore refused the grant. The difficult decision was taken to go ahead with the project without this funding, and the Centre was registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee in 2005 and as a Charity in February 2007. 


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