VSI Alliance Update January 29, 2021

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VSI Alliance News & Events

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

VSI Alliance News & Events


Safeguarding Children, Young People & Vulnerable Adults – 4th February

This workshop offers knowledge and practical down-to-earth advice – alongside information on DBS checks and safer recruitment.

It’s important for us all to recognise the vital importance of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults in our work.

  • Are you working with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults?
  • Have you a clear understanding of your responsibilities around safeguarding?
  • Do you understand your organisation’s Safeguarding Policy?
  • Are you confident around what you must do if you have concerns?



Calderdale News & Information

Community Foundation for Calderdale announce new appointments
The Community Foundation for Calderdale is pleased to welcome Rachel Burnett and Amanda Lawson to the staff team who work to give out over £1 million worth of grants each year in addition to flood and Covid-19 related grants.

Energy Saving Trust – Fuel Vouchers
Newground Together have been successful in becoming an approved provider for the Energy Redress scheme funded by the Energy Saving Trust. The purpose of the scheme is to support people in vulnerable situations and alleviate fuel poverty.

Regional/National News & Information

Active Employee Toolkit
Sport England have pulled together a range of tips and tools employers can use to support the health and wellbeing of their employees through physical activity.



Calderdale Council Place Scrutiny Board – Covid-19 Economic Inequalities Survey
The Board would like to gather the voices of as many Calderdale residents as possible, and learn more about the economic impact that the Covid-19 pandemic may have had on you and/or your household.

In case you missed it:

Calderdale Council Budget Consultation
You can have your say on the budget proposals by a number of ways. The proposals will be finalised by the Cabinet on Monday 8 February 2021 and the budget will be agreed at the Annual Budget Council meeting on Monday 22 February 2021.


Events and Training

Safe Online: From Fake News to Extremism in a Digital Age
This training session explores false news and online propaganda. You will explore how to tell if information online is suspect or distorts the truth, and what to do if you see online material that promotes extremism.

In case you missed it:

Adultification Training
With the current focus on child criminal and child sexual exploitation the need to understand notions of vulnerability and childhood has never been timelier. This free interactive virtual workshop will explore the concept of adultification and its application to practice.

Virtual Event: Exploring the impact of Covid-19 on poverty and inequalities in Calderdale – 25th February
Debs Harkins, Director of Public Health at Calderdale Council, will be addressing all attendees to set the scene. This engaging event will present different lived experiences of poverty during the pandemic and the latest key statistics.



Prince’s Trust Development Award Funding for 16-30s
Prince’s Trust have funding available for 16-30 year olds in West Yorkshire, to help young people with financial barriers to access education, employment or training.

West Yorkshire PCC Safer Communities Grant Round 20 Dates Confirmed
Grant round 20 welcomes applications to cover all priorities in the police and crime plan, however there is a theme of ‘Supporting Communities’; essentially support for those most at risk or vulnerable across all of their priorities.


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.