The Friday Flyer is going on holiday! 🌞

Posted on Updated on

It’s that time of year again when we are having our summer break. The blog and Friday Flyer will not be updating between Monday 22nd August until Friday 2nd September.

You will receive brief circulars on Friday 26th of August and Friday 2nd of September.

Everything will be business as usual from Monday the 5th of September.

We still want to receive your news and updates. We just need to let you know that during these two weeks we may not be able to respond and post your items.

In the meantime, we wish you a pleasant summer and hope to see you again come September!

 

Pennine Breast Screening unit coming to Brighouse this September

Posted on

The Pennine Breast Screening unit will be arriving at Tesco, Brighouse in early September and will be there for around 6 months.

This NHS service is free and available to all GP registered females between 51-70 years of age.

This time the unit will be screening the women in the Brighouse, Northowram and Rastrick areas.

Please wait to receive your letter in the post before contacting the unit.

 

Full information about this service including contact details, useful links if you are concerned about the health of your breasts or pecks.

Download here

Preparing to Work in Express Logistics Online course for West Yorkshire

Posted on

Online fully funded remote 4 day course.

Start Date: Tuesday 30th AugustCompletion Date: Friday 2nd September

This course is aimed at candidates who are looking to work as home delivery professionals. It provides a combined knowledge and competence qualification, designed for individuals who would like to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to help them secure employment as delivery drivers, van drivers and similar.

Training includes:

  • Introduction to express delivery
  • Introduction to express sortation hub
  • Health and safety

Full guidance and support is available throughout the 5-day programme. Your work will be assessed through portfolio based evidence. We will arrange your interview upon course completion. You will receive coaching and support to make sure you are fully prepared for your interview.

How the course works

  • Enrolment and induction via phone and Microsoft Teams
  • The course is delivered online via Microsoft Teams with attendance required between 10am-4pm. Support sessions are also available 9am-10 and 4pm-5pm
  • Additional support from the tutor is available throughout the course via telephone, email and Microsoft Teams (video chat)
  • Tutor will mark submitted work and provide feedback to the learner on a daily basis

ELIGIBILITY

  • Age 19+
  • Unemployed
  • Good standard of Maths and English
  • Good communication skills
  • Committed and willing to learn
  • Eligible to work within the UK

Click Here to Book!

Or Telephone 0330 113 0113

 

Grants of up to £5,000 to eligible Voluntary Sector organisations 

Posted on

Grants of up to £5,000 to eligible Voluntary Sector organisations who are looking to trial a new idea or project or continue existing projects especially around

1) homelessness and housing
2) poverty and disadvantage
3) mental health and wellbeing
4) community cohesion.

Visit https://cffc.co.uk/general-grants-round-2022-2/ for full information and application criteria

Application Deadline: 31st October 2022

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Support Fund – Apply by Sept 22

Posted on Updated on

 

Grants of up to £25k Available to Groups to Support Calderdale Residents Improve their Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Voluntary and community sector groups can apply for a grant of up to £5k, up to £10k, or up to £25k to improve wellbeing with children up to 5 years old helping them get ready for school, or help young people develop well so that every 15 year old has hope and aspiration, that people have good emotional health and wellbeing resulting in fewer suicides, and people over 75 have strong social networks and are part of our community.

For complete information and application guidance, visit:

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Support Fund

 

Application Deadline: September 22nd at 10.00am

CFFC Foundation Club Networking Event August 31st

Posted on Updated on

You’re invited to the monthly Foundation Club Membership Event

Members and Non- Members are all warmly welcomedWednesday 31st August 2022 1.00 pm to 3.00 pmThe Room, Town Hall Dental, The Old Town Hall, Thornton Square
Brighouse HD6 1EA

Join the Calderdale business community to find out more about the Foundation Club at this monthly membership event

This summer, we are relaunching our membership club. We held a successful event last month at Hebden Bridge Town Hall where 40+ like minded people who also support CFFC came together to network.

We are planning on having monthly events to bring people together and connect and will move venue each month to spread the events throughout the borough.

If you haven’t already booked your place, I’m inviting you to come and join us at this free event and to find out more about supporting us so that we can support Not-for-Profit Organisations in Calderdale. There will be a couple of short speeches, but in the main it’s open networking so you can get to know other members over a cuppa and a biscuit.

Register your free place here

If you would like to become a member now, here is the link to complete the application form.

Click here to find out more about applying to become a member

There are different levels of membership, you can choose the one that’s right for you:

Voluntary Organisations

£10 per year for Not-for-Profit organisations

Friend of the Foundation

£120 annually or £10 per month for individuals or small businesses/sole traders

Foundation Club Members

£600 annually or £50 per month

There are many benefits to joining the Foundation Club, including:

  • Being part of a group of people who care about their community and want to be part of something bigger making a difference
  • Supporting the Foundation so we can give out grants and continue our role to connect people and create a positive impact in our community in the 5 areas we have as priorities
  • The opportunity to show your support for an issue they care about
  • Monthly networking events
  • The opportunity to engage with the issues you care about and be connected with volunteering or fundraising opportunities
  • Certificate of membership
  • Logo to use on your website, email signature, and social media
  • Invite to social events
  • Receive our Annual Report
  • Invited to our AGM
  • 1 to 1 meeting as connectors and convenors to introduce you to people
  • Listed in our online directory

If you are a Foundation Club Member or a Friend of the Foundation, 100% of your membership fee goes towards making grants for one of the priorities you choose. Plus, in the first year we will match fund your membership to double the amount going towards making grants. If you are a Foundation Club member, your membership fee is £600 so £1200 will go towards grants and if you are a Friend of the Foundation, your membership fee is £120 so £240 will go towards making grants.

 

Book your place for the Networking event and meet other people who care about causes in Calderdale : Register your free place here

Active Calderdale VCSE Charter – When we move, we’re stronger

Posted on

 

 

Are you interested in being 1 of the 8 organisations to pilot this approach and receive a grant of £250 to implement your ideas?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Active Calderdale VCSE Charter – Why?Because when we move, we’re stronger

Active Calderdale works with communities to make physical activity and moving more a part of day-to-day life for everyone in Calderdale. Currently, 1 in 5 people in Calderdale are inactive: taking part in less than 30 minutes of activity per week. We believe every organisation can play their part in supporting and encouraging those who visit their organisation to move more.  Here are some examples to inspire you! Get involved – Voluntary and Community | Active Calderdale

Benefits for your organisation & everyone connected to it

Being an Active Calderdale organisation can have a huge impact on the health of everyone connected to your organisation.  Benefits to your organisation

  • Contribute towards delivering a holistic approach
  • Provide a more attractive, diverse offer as a service
  • Help to meet targets
  • Good leadership
  • Good evidence and case studies

Benefits to the people you supportEven small changes in activity levels can make a big difference

How do you become an Active Calderdale VCSE Charter Organisation?

Our ask of you is that you review your organisation against 6 criteria including how you make Moving More desirable, how you lead the way and provide people with the skills and knowledge and see how you can:

  • Support your staff and volunteers to ‘Move more’
  • Support your members / services user to ‘Move more’
  • Understand and monitor the changes being implemented and the impact the changes are having
  • Celebrate successes

Through partnering with Active Calderdale – We will provide support (knowledge, resources, funding, connections) to enable you to implement changes to help you meet the criteria.   When you’ve signed up, we’ll also send you an Active Calderdale VCSE Charter certificate you can display proudly in your offices, highlighting the positive changes you aim to make.

Sign up today!

We have made the process easy with our online form to submit applications. As this is a limited capacity pilot project, we will be accepting applications until 12pm Wednesday 31st August.  We will review the level of interest and be in touch with those selected to take part.

Sign up to the Active Calderdale VCSE Charter

Calderdale Pride Extravaganza of events at The Piece Hall September 3rd

Posted on

We’re thrilled to announced that Calderdale Pride will take place at The Piece Hall on Saturday 3 September 2022, from 12pm until 8pm.

We can’t wait to welcome you all and turn our iconic venue rainbow, with 8 hours of amazing entertainment.

This is a free event and inclusive for all of our community.

Click for further information and other events at the Piece Hall

List of Events:

  • 12pm – Mr. Rainbow
  • 12.10pm – Dame Shirley Bazzey (Host)
  • 12.15pm – Rachel Fuller as Shania Twain
  • 12.50pm – Davina Regina
  • 1.30pm – Nathan Anthony
  • 2pm – Callum Butterworth
  • 2.30pm – Rachel Fuller as Dua Lipa
  • 3.15pm – Bex Wysling
  • 3.45pm – Ellie Etoile’s Burlesque
  • 4pm – Jess Gardham
  • 4.45pm – Dame Shirley Bazzey
  • 5pm – Marigold Addams as Cher
  • 5.30pm – Ellie Etoile’s Burlesque
  • 6pm – Liberty X
  • 6.45pm – Divina De Campo
  • 7.45pm – Pride Team Finale

 

Beaumont Bark! Local RSPCA hosts annual Bank Holiday Dog Show!

Posted on

Local RSPCA back in Beaumont Park for Bank Holiday Dog Show! 

Entry is free but you can book on Skiddle

The Bank Holiday Monday brings Beaumont Barks back to Beaumont Park Huddersfield. The annual event is hosted by RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District branch and Friends of Beaumont Park, with a 10 class fun dog show, stalls, live music and food. 

 

 The event, taking place on Monday 29th August, has fun for all the family with dog show classes including Posh Paws and Waggiest Tail, local trade stalls and live music in the bandstand. A perfect way to spend your Bank Holiday Monday! The activities start from 12pm – 4pm in the beautiful surroundings of Beaumont Park.

Lauren MooreFundraising Manager said “ We love working with the Friends of Beaumont Park to bring this fun family day out to Huddersfield! It’s a great way to spend your bank holiday, helping us raise vital funds for our Animal Centre whilst having fun with our local community and supporters!”

The event is free to attend and £2 to enter in the dog show classes. To find out more about Beaumont Barks please visit the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District branch website here: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk/events

You can also find out more on Facebook and confirm your attendance by searching for ‘Beaumont Barks 2022’ in the events section.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work.  Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. The local rehoming centre relies on public donations and the generosity of its local community to keep the doors of their animal centre open. The branch care for cats, dogs and small animals and have successfully rehomed 37 dogs, 81 cats and 27 small animals so far this year.  

VSI Alliance Update 12 August 2022

Posted on


VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

Read the latest updates from the VSI alliance. You will find information on local events and available training, job opportunities and volunteering options. The newsletter also highlights current campaigns and consultations.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.