HACCT is a registered charity based in Kirklees

The overall aim of the Trust is to advance, promote, encourage and develop appreciation of and participation in African – Caribbean Culture including Carnival and street arts, their traditions, music and crafts in particular but not exclusively through the provision of arts workshops, activities and events throughout the year and by the promotion and organisation of an annual carnival in Huddersfield in the interest of social welfare with the object of improving the condition of life of the local inhabitants.

To achieve this, the Trust works in partnership with statutory and voluntary organisations to provide a range of cultural and artistic activities.

Huddersfield African Caribbean Cultural Trust, in partnership with Kirklees Council, organises Huddersfield Carnival, a two day programme of events held annually during the second weekend in July.

The organisation facilitates a year round programme of participatory cultural activities rooted in the Caribbean tradition, with schools, young people and families which feeds and sustains Carnival Weekend. In terms of number of participants and audience, a conservative estimate suggests that over 30,000 people attend the Huddersfield Carnival each year. It therefore represents a significant event in the town’s cultural calendar and provides a substantial boost to the local economy.

The HACCT base is our office situated at 5-7 Station Street and Huddersfield Carnival Arts Centre (The Lime Bar) is situated at 26 Westgate Huddersfield. To help with the costs of maintaining the buildings, some of the Trust’s property is rented out and provides an ideal venue for events, meetings and seminars.