The Carlile Institute is an ambitious community business in the picturesque Holme Valley town of Meltham, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
The community business began life in November 2013 and we were one of the first Community Asset Transfers completed within the Borough of Kirklees. We were a high profile transfer, achieving plenty of coverage in The Examiner, BBC Radio Leeds and throughout our beautiful town that we serve, Meltham. Our initial public meeting was attended by over 150 residents, all keen to get involved and get to know what we had in store for this building.
The community business, "Meltham Carlile Community Interest Company" fully owns the Carlile Institute in Meltham. Using this amazing property, we offer office space in the Carlile Institute Business Centre, community space available to hire and our impressive community owned Post Office branch. We'll soon be home to Meltham Library and Meltham Town Council.
Our community business has to date raised a significant amount of capital to refurbish the initial 3 phases of work needed to bring the property to a level that we are able to lease out space and generate an income, we submitted plans to Kirklees Council which were passed in April 2015 to begin the final phase of refurbishment which will allow us to generate a level of income that will help to make the community business sustainable. If you'd like to know more, please get in touch.
Our aim is to become a hub of activity within Meltham, we do what we do to have a positive impact on the lives and well-being of the residents of the Township of Meltham - that includes Helme, Meltham and Wilshaw.