Huddersfield Online Community Centre

CIC registration
12952624

About Us


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.

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.

  • NHS Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group Community Voices/Engagement Champions.
  • Yorkshire and Humberside Criminal Prosecution Service Scrutiny Panel.
  • West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit Community Advisory Group.
  • West Yorkshire Police Independent Scrutiny and Advisory Group, Race, Inequalities Panel.

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 or treated by these bodies while carrying out their statutory duties. If you have any suggestions or comments on the services provided by the bodies listed above we would like to hear from you.

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 by the The National Lottery Community Fund, which we are indeed most grateful for. Without their support we would not be able to provide our community with the value of content/topics within our weekly Online Community Centre.

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Free Online Community Event

Please click the REGISTER HERE button below to book on our event for FREE! Baraka akina dada na kaka! Guest Speakers - Pauline Stepney & Anita Powell This week we have the pleasure of Pauline and Anita joining us as our guest speakers and they will be doing a much needed presentation on Colourism. Colourism, as defined by The Oxford Dictionary, is prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group. We must start to look inwards for resolution. Why do we oppress our own people when we already have to deal with the devastation of racism and the legacy of colonialism. We need to be accountable to each other and ourselves for the damage we do to one another when we intentionally or unintentionally use slurs such as black-attack and blick. We must stop equating the darkness of our skin tones with poverty, ugliness and despair. We have to do more.


  • Date: 09-05-2021 20:00
  • Location: Online Event

Price: £0.00

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Dark-Skinned Girls On Colourism | Sister


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How the West Indian Child is made Educationally Sub-normal in the British School System

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Mark Morris

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  • Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

F.A.Q


PRIVACY POLICY - PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS CIC

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 info@pursuitofhappiness.org.uk


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 info@pursuitofhappiness.org.uk
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 info@pursuitofhappiness.org.uk


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 info@pursuitofhappiness.org.uk