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About Us
Pursuit of Happiness is a Kirklees, West Yorkshire based, not for profit organisation and a registered Community Interest Company (CIC).  We have an ambition to make Huddersfield, surrounding areas and nationwide a more harmonious place where our Black community can thrive. We exist to make a difference for our African Diaspora across Kirklees and beyond. Equality, diversity and inclusion should be equally guaranteed for all without regard to race.

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Pursuit of Happiness CIC

We welcome you to join us for our weekly community meeting to have a catch up and discussion on the things that matter to the African heritage community. We offer you an opportunity to speak your truth and and make a difference for our community, see you there!

  • Date: 21-08-2022 20:00
  • Location Online Event

Price: £0.00

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Saturday Skills School

We are a not for profit community organisation who will be providing sessions for children aged 8 to 16 years. Please see this link to our GoFundMe page for more details and how to enrol your child for our FREE sessions.

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First Day launch event

Our projects are age appropriate and designed to introduce young people to the world of STEM subjects and construction trades

Building self esteem

Our classes are designed to increase self confidence, a sense of achievement and personal development. We are creating confident leaders of tomorrow.

Positive and Supportive

Each week we practice a specific area of development to improve fine motor skills and an understanding of how everyday items are built. All our students learn the basics of physics and technology as a core aspect of every session.

Mental Health Session Jan 2021

In this session, we are joined by Nicola Codner who has been qualified as a person-centred counsellor since 2015 and has worked as a volunteer counsellor with various organisations since 2014. She will explain how and why the black community should feel comfortable seeking support for mental health matters.

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Our discussion on Colourism

A presentation on colourism followed by a discussion on attitudes of society towards the colour of our skin.

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Visit our YouTube Area To View a Sample of our Previous Events and Meetings

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Corrine - Sheffield:

Thank you to Pursuit of Happiness for the year 2021 Thank you for being there without failure each and every week. It has been a real pleasure and an honour to be welcomed by such a warm, friendly, supportive and knowledgeable community from our shores and further. We have shared laughs, ups, downs, highs and lows. We have shared intimate and close felt emotions. We have discussed and commented on issues within our community and shared learning and insights into how the effects of social and economic activity and development has affected our community. I cannot express enough, how beneficial joining this community has meant to me. The impact is almost immeasurable, but, just as a small measure ~ I have learnt so much about myself and others from around the country and other communities. We all have formed a lasting bond, sadly as a result of another heinous act of brutality on a brother. Thank you Una, Thank you Mark - not forgetting everyone else who has been a part of this project. You have all shown yourselves to be welcoming warm and pillars of generosity. I value and appreciate all of us and send Blessings for prosperity to ALL.

Corrine - Sheffield

Yvonne - Huddersfield:

2021 closes and 2022 presents all manner of opportunities. Trust your inner guidance it is never wrong. Thank you POH for holding the space throughout. POH is a now a strategic service! Providing support to alleviate isolation, loneliness and fatigue. Whilst organising focussed edutainment, global knowledge and local information.

Yvonne - Huddersfield




Mark Morris


When all else fails to organize the people, conditions will. Marcus Garvey

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Una Alexis


“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” Angela Davis

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  • United Kingdom
  • Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
About UsAbout Us
Our Mission
We aim to identify critical issues and work towards tangible and generational system change that will significantly benefit our Black community. We know that building constructive working relationships with the ability and freedom to be a critical voice when needed is vital to create change. Engagement with Authorities and Statutory Bodies is a solution to push forward these system changes, which is why we have joined the bodies listed below on behalf of our local black community.

  • Chair and Vice Chair of the West Yorkshire Police Independent Scrutiny and Advisory Group, Race, Inequalities Panel.
  • NHS Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group Community Voices/Engagement Champions.
  • NHS Planned Care Citizens’ Panel.
  • Huddersfield University Broadening the Archive Project.
  • Kirklees Council Community Champions.
  • Yorkshire and Humberside Criminal Prosecution Service Scrutiny Panel.
  • West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit Community Advisory Group.

We will help develop initiatives that drive towards increasing diversity and inclusion by working with other black-run organisations. These groups must share an ambition on improving how the black community is represented and treated while in contact with these bodies as they perform their statutory duties. If you have any suggestions or comments on the services provided by the bodies listed above, we would like to hear your views.

Our Vision
To ensure our views are authentic and in line with grassroots opinions gathered through our weekly FREE access online meetings. These events are a way for Pursuit of Happiness CIC to research before proposing a point of view on behalf of our Black community.  We are a welcoming and relaxed digital centre that all our community residents can attend.
Please click here to see our upcoming events on Eventbrite. Everyone will be free to speak on any topics, issues and other concerns they wish to express. Our voices are valid, our opinions matter and need to be heard.

We are currently funded and supported by Unite the Union, Kirklees Branch, which we are indeed most grateful for. Without their support we would not be able to provide our local children with the value of our Saturday Skills School. We also have our weekly Online Community Centre, which we have held for over 80 consecutive weeks.
  • Aug 9, 2021

Emancipation was followed by one hundred more years of institutionalized subjugation through the enactment of Black Codes and Jim Crow laws, peonage and convict leasing, and domestic terrorism and lynching. Today the violations continue, and when combined with the crimes of the past, result in yet unmeasured injury. What do repeated traumas visited upon generation after generation of a people produce? What are the impacts of the ordeals associated with chattel slavery, and with the institutions that followed, on African Americans today?

  • Jun 27, 2021

A long-overdue book honouring the remarkable achievements of key black British individuals over many centuries, in collaboration with the 100 Great Black Britons campaign founded and run by Patrick Vernon OBE

  • May 27, 2021

Do you remember the Real McCoy’s comedy sketch about the Caribbean restaurant? A man tries to buy ackee ‘n’ saltfish with two dumplings and is scolded for his audacity to expect what is standard customer service—like being spoken to respectfully, getting what is advertised on the menu and at-the-table waitress service. It’s extremely exaggerated but belly-bustlingly funny because many of us recognise similar scenarios from our own experience with ‘patty shops’.

  • Mar 23, 2021

Selina Flavius is a London-based Senior Account Exec who created and runs the coaching platform Black Girl Finance. A conversation with a colleague about investing and financial goals prompted Selina to research how women of colour fare when it comes to their money and finances - and, after reading the ethnicity pay gap statistics, was determined to help women start thriving financially.


This is the Privacy Policy for Pursuit of Happiness CIC. We are a registered in the United Kingdom, as a Community Interest Company, CIC Registration Number - 12952624.

Our registered business address is: 38 Spring Street, Springwood, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

We founded Pursuit of Happiness CIC in October 2020. We aim to identify critical issues and work towards tangible and generational change that will significantly benefit our Black community. A constructive working relationship between Authorities/Statutory Bodies and the Black community is paramount, with them being directly involved when decisions are being made concerning them. We will be assisting with developing grassroots initiatives to increase equality, diversity and inclusion, with ourselves being the bridge directly into the heart of the community.

Systemic and institutional racism along with oppression among other areas of racial injustices, is and has always been prevalent in the UK regarding our Black/Brown African Caribbean residents.

1. Purpose of the Policy
1.1. In this Privacy Policy, we’ve provided detailed information on when and why we collect, process, store, use and keep secure the information we hold about you.
1.2. We take seriously the protection of your privacy and confidentiality and we understand that you are entitled to know that your personal data will not be used for any unintended purpose and will not accidentally fall into the hands of a third party.
1.3. We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of all information you provide to us.
1.4. Our policy complies with UK law accordingly implemented, including that required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
1.5. The law requires us to tell you about your rights and our obligations to you in regards to the processing and control of your personal data. This information can be found here: ​Gov UK Data Protection ​​​

2. The basis on which we process information about you
2.1. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is your consent and/or any other applicable legal basis, such as our legitimate interest in engaging in our programmes.
2.2. Any consent you provide may be withdrawn at any time by unsubscribing to our mailing list or contacting us at

3. Data we collect and its purpose
3.1. We take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for our internal record keeping and to:
· send you our monthly newsletter
· share with you the information about our events and opportunities
· get your feedback on our events we have organised
· inform you about other opportunities that our partners provide and you might be interested in participating in and/or applying for

3.2. Information we collect about you include:
· Contact Information (for example an email address)
You might provide us with your contact information, whether through use of a newsletter sign up form on our website, an interaction with our team member, by attending one of our weekly events or via surveys.
· Information from third parties and integration partners.
We collect your personal information or data from third parties if you give permission to those third parties to share your information with us or where you have made that information publicly available online.

3.3 We will hold your personal information for as long as you give us your consent to do so. If you ask for your personal information to be deleted we will manage your request in a transparent and efficient way.

4. Data Shared and Third Parties
4.1. Inhouse
a. As part of the registration process for our monthly newsletter, we at Pursuit of Happiness CIC collect your/company name and email address.
b. We use that information to contact you if we need send additional information, to send you additional information about events/opportunities we and/or our partners provide and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We do not rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.
c. We use do not use third parties to send you mailing list content, this is sent solely by ourselves at Pursuit of Happiness CIC. We do use Eventbrite for registering to our events every week. For more information, please see Eventbrite's privacy policy by clicking here: Eventbrite Privacy Policy
You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe option at the bottom of any of our emails.

4.2. Site 123
a. Our website is hosted by Site 123. Site 123 uses analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for our site. This way we find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site.
b. For more information, please see Site 123 privacy policy by clicking here: Site 123 Privacy

5. Your Rights
5.1. You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to
5.2. You can unsubscribe from our mailing list or change your settings at any time by following the ‘unsubscribe’ option that appears in every email.

6. Changes to our Privacy Policy
6.1. We can make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will identify the changes we have made on this page. In circumstances where a change will materially change the way in which we collect or use your personal information or data, we will send a notice of this change.

7. Complaints
7.1. If you are not happy with our privacy policy or if have any complaint, you can inform us by email at

7.2. If you are in any way dissatisfied about how we process your personal information, you have a right to lodge a complaint at

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