Facilitating and promoting education, training and culture for the people of Sowerby Bridge


Our Governing Documents

The new Articles are the result of prolonged discussions with our charity experts Ward Hadaway Solicitors who are advising us with our application for registration with the Charity Commission.

Open this link to view our current Articles of Association.


Annual Reports

Who are we?

Our aim is to provide facilitate and promote education, training and culture for the people of Sowerby Bridge

The Fire & Water project will create a purpose built venue to provide community training and to house arts, music and cultural events as well as providing space for other community activities.

The creation of a community space on its own is not enough to effect social, cultural and economic change so the proposed site also provides commercial areas to provide a revenue stream to ensure the sustainability of the community centre and space to house new jobs for the town.

This includes the provision of space for craftsmen, artists, and other sole traders to enhance the creativity and cultural flavor of the hub.


How to Help

We changed to an annually renewable membership in May 2018 with subscriptions set at £3 (unwaged), £5 (waged) and £20 (group of business) and because of the high cost of postage we would encourage all members to agree to us contacting them by email.

We rely on your kindness for donations which we would encourage you to use localgiving to do this. Localgiving is an organisation which enables us to claim Gift Aid (we pay a small fee per transaction but this in no way matches the benefit of getting an additional 25%) for every donation if you are a tax-payer.

Localgiving also arranges periodic Match Funding events and during these events you get £10 added to your donation.
Monthly donations via standing order are better than one-off ones because they usually benefit from an increased Match Funding budget.


F&W Newsletter

Get all the latest news and information about the Fire & Water project by subscribing to our monthly newsletter.

DIY Volunteer Projects

Our DIY volunteer projects usually involve general labouring and some very rudimentary joinery skills. We are also building up a bank of more skilled volunteers – electricians, plumbers, joiners and building workers but we need more – many more – to sign up to occasional work sessions.

Please contact our Administrator to sign up.
Telephone: 01422 316160

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“Sowerby Bridge deserves a project like Fire & Water – a hub to host community activities and entertainment, to support employment and education, to promote the town’s history and heritage and to showcase the talents of our many local artists.”
Tom Stringfellow, F&W Director
“I hope that Fire & Water will see an increased sense of pride and ownership by the local community in something unique that provides the people of Sowerby Bridge, with their active support and involvement, with a centre of excellence.”
Phil Hawdon, Chair of the Board of Trustees