Light Up Black and African Heritage Calderdale is an Unincorporated Organisation  which operates across Calderdale.

LightUpBahc is committed to breaking barriers, improving lives, promoting participation and community cohesion.

LightUpBahc provides information, advice and support to individuals who face disadvantages, are unemployed or under employed, are on low income, have no skills or low skills, suffer from lack of confidence, face social isolation or exclusion or suffer from mental health issues.

Beneficiaries of our services are people of African descent, Black & Minority Ethnic communities, and members of the general public. This include Families with Children and young people who are Not in Employment, Education or Training, people over 50 years old who are unemployed, unemployed single parents, and refugees and asylum seekers.

We facilitate a better understanding of African culture and heritage within our local community by organising African cultural and social events to promote and raise the profile of African community.



Our Mission

To develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with Light and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor.

  •  To empower, support and assist individuals and minority members of Black and African heritage including Asylum Seekers, Migrant Workers and Refugees living in Calderdale to develop skills and values that are needed in the wider community and to support them to play a full part in the life of the mainstream community.

  •     Teach children and families about their African culture and heritage alongside British values.

  •    Aid persons and families of Black and African heritage to settle fully into Calderdale.

  •   Provide peer support within the community.

  •   Refer persons and families of Black and African heritage to relevant organisations for information advice and guidance as needed.

  •   Provide free of charge support and services to disadvantaged individuals for the public benefit in Calderdale.

  •   Relieve poverty and hunger among people in the Africa and the Diaspora who are in need and in hardship

Our History


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