VOLUNTARY and community groups in Todmorden are being asked to have their say on how Calderdale Council can best support them in the future.

The council is consulting on how it can use its funding in the most effective ways from April 2015 onwards. Coun Steve Sweeney, Calderdale Council’s cabinet member for communities, said: “We know how important voluntary and community organisations are to our residents.

"More and more people are turning to them for help. From meals on wheels and refuges for victims of domestic violence, to support for people looking for work, everyone's lives are touched by voluntary sector services in some way.

“We want to continue to support the great work that they do, and to get a better understanding of what our local groups need. Then we can make sure that funding is directed fairly and effectively.”

Groups can respond online at www.calderdale.gov.uk until Wednesday, July 9.