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About Aspire

Our beginnings


Aspire's journey began in 2015 at St John's Church in Birkby, Huddersfield, as a grassroots initiative aimed at fostering a sense of community within the area. From its modest beginnings, the initiative rapidly gained traction, becoming an integral part of many people's lives. Over time, we expanded our reach, forming partnerships with various community groups across Kirklees. This expansion included the establishment of another group in Birkby Croft, as well as groups in Crosland Moor, Newsome, Dalton, Almondbury, and Ashbrow. This chapter culminated in our official recognition as a charitable organisation in December 2019.

Throughout our journey, our focus has remained steadfast on providing exceptional activities and resources. We've collaborated with community artists, poets, musicians, storytellers, historians, exercise coaches, and more, enriching the lives of the diverse communities we serve.

Our vision

At the core of our mission lies the celebration of new friendships and the forging of meaningful connections within communities. Our ultimate aim is to eradicate loneliness, and we are dedicated to collaborating with like-minded individuals and groups to achieve this goal.

Prioritising Your Wellbeing

As a charity rooted in Occupational Therapy principles, we place a special emphasis on activities that enhance everyday life. Our specialised interest lies in fostering meaningful and impactful activities that have a positive influence on overall wellbeing.

Our Values

Commitment to Excellence

We are unwavering in our commitment to providing well-resourced programmes that consistently deliver quality experiences.

Person-Centered Approach

Each individual matters to us, and we recognise the uniqueness of every person's preferences, down to how they enjoy their cup of tea.

Embracing the Journey

Our focus is on the collective journey we undertake together, valuing the shared experiences over the specific activities. We celebrate successes as a community and find humour in challenges.

The Power of Collaboration

Our programs are co-created with the active involvement of our beneficiaries, and partnerships with other organisations are fundamental to our approach. Working together, we achieve more.

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