Training

CitizensAdvice Yorkshire & Humber Gambling Support YouTube Service

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During the lockdown, the numbers of people using online gambling platforms have increased dramatically. To help support front line workers and volunteers, our Gambling Support Service Trainer has produced a range of ‘bite-size’ training videos to help support vulnerable clients.

 

These videos demonstrate the wider impact of gambling and the ways it affects everybody. The sessions cover the signs, symptoms and ways to positively intervene.

If you get the chance please take a few minutes to watch the videos and subscribe to the channel.

Please share the link with anyone you think may find it useful.

A project provided by Citizens Advice Calderdale to the communities across Yorkshire, Humberside & North Lincolnshire.

 

 

VSI Alliance Update July 29, 2020

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VSI Alliance News & Events

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

 

 

VSI Alliance News & Events

We’re recruiting!
VOLUNTEERING DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Closing date: 28th August

Are you the person to help shape the future of volunteering in Calderdale? We are looking to recruit a development officer with a proven background in developing and delivering volunteer programmes to a wide range of groups and organisations and with a strong commitment to the values of quality volunteering.

Do you have:

  • Previous experience of managing volunteers?
  • An interest in developing new and exciting volunteer opportunities?
  • Energy and enthusiasm to work with other organisations to create a new approach to volunteering?
  • Enthusiasm to help volunteering initiatives within the business world?
  • An interest in working with us on the community-based Social Action pilots?

More information: https://www.sectorsupportcalderdale.org.uk/work-with-us/
News

Calderdale News & Information

In case you missed it:

Free Cricket Summer Activity Camps
The Cricket Asylum Foundation will be running free summer activity camps aimed at 7 to 11-year-old children. There will be fun cricket games and activities, run by qualified coaches.

The Studio Rooms Venue Hire and Stage Door Studio Theatre Workshop
The Studio Rooms have spacious rooms for hire at affordable prices, and Stage Door Studio Theatre Workshop are looking for young people aged 7 years upwards, with the hope of presenting The King and I next year.

Worry Flashcards for Students Returning to Education
16 Calderdale young people have worked together remotely to create 13 flashcards to support their peers when returning to education in September.

Regional/National News & Information

West Yorkshire And Harrogate Health and Care Partnership – Weekly Update
This week’s leadership message comes from Hilary Thompson, Chair of Third Sector Leaders in Kirklees and Senior Responsible Officer for Harnessing the Power of Communities at West Yorkshire and Harrogate, and Jo Baker, programme lead for the work.

In case you missed it:

2021 GSK IMPACT Awards – Core Funding and Free Training for Health Charities
Applications are now open for the 2021 GSK IMPACT Awards. Winning organisations will receive core funding of up to £40,000 plus access to excellent training and development to support their leaders.

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable
Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.

Consultations

In case you missed it:

Calderdale VCSE Mental Health Impact Survey – Deadline: 31st July

  • How it is feeling for VCS providers in terms of demand for more emotional, mental health and wellbeing support – it would be good to know if demand has changed and what you are seeing in general?
  • How is the VCS coping regards capacity and resources to support people and community groups – are you seeing the need for more intensive support or other trends in terms of how you are expected to respond to need or demand?
  • What have you done or planning to do differently?  The things you have or plan to put in place based on how things are evolving and changing at pace – does this need more capacity (resources)?
  • What have you stopped doing?
  • Anything else you feel would be useful to know or factor in?

Online Events and Training

SS Dance & Wellbeing Online Wellness Event – 1st August
SS Dance & Wellbeing presents a free Online Wellness Day to inspire people to keep moving and make a few positive changes to enhance their wellbeing. The Online Wellness Day will focus primarily on engaging people from within their own homes via social media.

In case you missed it:

Workforce Health and Wellbeing – Free Training for VCS Managers, Supervisors and Those with Caring Responsibilities
The aim is for attendees to confidently hold supportive and compassionate mental health and wellbeing conversations, during and beyond Covid-19.

Funding

New Grant Launched for Holiday Food Support – Deadline: 3rd August
Calderdale Council and Community Foundation for Calderdale have launched the School Holiday Food Support Grant programme to help local organisations who are providing healthy meals and food parcels during the school holidays.

In case you missed it:

COVID-19 Inspiring Futures Programme – Deadline: 31st July
The Inspiring Futures programme will support children and young people between the ages 10 – 24* and the grants will run for a duration of up to 18 months, with awards being made up to £80,000.

Discretionary Grant Fund Is Now Open to a Second Round of Applications
The Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund is to support small businesses and registered charities who cannot get support funding. There are still eligible charities who haven’t yet claimed.

Flood Grant Opportunity to Better Protect Properties
Residents and businesses affected by the flooding in February 2020 are encouraged to check if they could be eligible for resilience support.

 

Volunteering

Volunteer Opportunity – Arts Drop
Arts Drop are in need of volunteers this weekend! Arts Drop is a scheme which creative activity packs to the borough’s most disadvantaged children and young people via their social workers. They can offer to pay a contribution of £25 for a half day or £50 for a full day per person, each day.

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.

We can support you with:

  • Organisational development
  • Social enterprise, business development and asset transfer
  • Governance
  • All aspects of establishing a new group or organisation
  • Quality assurance including Quality For Health
  • Safeguarding support
  • Fundraising and income generation
  • Partnership working
  • Specialist financial advice and services
  • Volunteering brokerage and development
  • Engagement Champions
  • Voice and representation of the VCS sector

VSI Alliance Update July 24, 2020

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VSI Alliance News & Events

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

 

 

Calderdale News & Information

Free Cricket Summer Activity Camps
The Cricket Asylum Foundation will be running free summer activity camps aimed at 7 to 11-year-old children. There will be fun cricket games and activities, run by qualified coaches.

The Studio Rooms Venue Hire and Stage Door Studio Theatre Workshop
The Studio Rooms have spacious rooms for hire at affordable prices, and Stage Door Studio Theatre Workshop are looking for young people aged 7 years upwards, with the hope of presenting The King and I next year.

Worry Flashcards for Students Returning to Education
16 Calderdale young people have worked together remotely to create 13 flashcards to support their peers when returning to education in September.

Regional/National News & Information

2021 GSK IMPACT Awards – Core Funding and Free Training for Health Charities
Applications are now open for the 2021 GSK IMPACT Awards. Winning organisations will receive core funding of up to £40,000 plus access to excellent training and development to support their leaders.

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable
Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.

In case you missed it:

New Research Shows the Impact of COVID-19 Mutual Aid Groups
Communities vs. Coronavirus: The Rise of Mutual Aid is an investigation into the mutual aid groups that have emerged during the COVID-19 emergency. It explores the way these groups work, their activities, and the implications for local government and community power more generally.

 

Consultations

Calderdale VCSE Mental Health Impact Survey

  • How it is feeling for VCS providers in terms of demand for more emotional, mental health and wellbeing support – it would be good to know if demand has changed and what you are seeing in general?
  • How is the VCS coping regards capacity and resources to support people and community groups – are you seeing the need for more intensive support or other trends in terms of how you are expected to respond to need or demand?
  • What have you done or planning to do differently?  The things you have or plan to put in place based on how things are evolving and changing at pace – does this need more capacity (resources)?
  • What have you stopped doing?
  • Anything else you feel would be useful to know or factor in

 

Online Training

Workforce Health and Wellbeing – Free Training for VCS Managers, Supervisors and Those with Caring Responsibilities
The aim is for attendees to confidently hold supportive and compassionate mental health and wellbeing conversations, during and beyond Covid-19.

 

Funding

COVID-19 Inspiring Futures Programme – Deadline: 31st July
The Inspiring Futures programme will support children and young people between the ages 10 – 24* and the grants will run for a duration of up to 18 months, with awards being made up to £80,000.

Discretionary Grant Fund Is Now Open to a Second Round of Applications
The Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund is to support small businesses and registered charities who cannot get support funding. There are still eligible charities who haven’t yet claimed.

Flood Grant Opportunity to Better Protect Properties
Residents and businesses affected by the flooding in February 2020 are encouraged to check if they could be eligible for resilience support.

In case you missed it:

Funding to Support VCS Organisations to Survive – Deadline: 27th July
The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust Charity Survival Fund has been set up in response to ongoing concern about Covid-19’s economic impact on charities.

Can You Help More BAME-Led Organisations to Access Coronavirus Crisis Funds?
Applications open for Infrastructure Organisations to support BAME-led charities and groups to access National Emergencies Trust (NET) funds.

Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme
Power to Change has partnered with The Ubele Initiative, Locality, and Social Investment Business to deliver the Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme on behalf of The National Lottery Community Fund, with grants of up to £100,000 and business support available.

 

Volunteering

In case you missed it:

Do You Want to Be Part of Positive Change in Calderdale?
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Halifax Opportunities Trust to join their Board of Trustees and make a difference to hundreds of people’s lives throughout Calderdale.

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 see below contact information.

We can support you with:

  • Organisational development
  • Social enterprise, business development and asset transfer
  • Governance
  • All aspects of establishing a new group or organisation
  • Quality assurance including Quality For Health
  • Safeguarding support
  • Fundraising and income generation
  • Partnership working
  • Specialist financial advice and services
  • Volunteering brokerage and development
  • Engagement Champions
  • Voice and representation of the VCS sector

Contact information:

Delivery Manager, food banks and Sowerby/Ryburn area – contact Jayne Leech: jayne.leech@vsialliance.org.uk

Funding, business planning and any groups in Upper Valley – contact Pat Akerman: pat.akerman@vsialliance.org.uk

Engagement Champions – contact Nikkie Dooley and Jayne O’Connell nikkie.dooley@cvac.org.uk / jayne.o’connell@cvac.org.uk

Communication – e-bulletin/social media – contact Jake Farrar: jake.farrar@vsialliance.org.uk

Volunteering support and any groups in Central Halifax – contact Charlie Johnston: charlie.johnston@vsialliance.org.uk

Organisational development – any groups in North Halifax – contact Rachel Shaw: rachel.shaw@vsialliance.org.uk

Organisational development – any groups in Lower Valley – contact Olivia Swingler: olivia.swingler@vsialliance.org.uk

Locality specialist support – contact Sophie Michelena: sophie.michelena@vsialliance.org.uk

WYCAS: specialist financial advice – contact Helen Galvin: helen.galvin@vsialliance.org.uk

The Cricket Asylum foundation free Summer Activity Camps

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The Cricket Asulym foundation will be running free summer activity camps aimed at 7 to 11 year old children.

There will be fun Cricket games and activities, run by qualified coaches. Food will be provided.

Children who are eligible for free school meals can access a wider range of Cricket coaching camps throughout the summer holidays.

Although the activities are free to access, it is advised you book as places may be limited.

For more information visit The Cricket Asylum Foundation

To book or find out more
phone: 07775 614370
email: info@tcafoundation.org

Pennine Magpie “Life in Lockdown” short film

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Pennine Magpie have put a short film together with highlights of what they have been up to while in lockdown. View this uplifting, touching video to see how they have flourished during these challenging times!

Watch our ‘Life in Lockdown’ short film

Here are some highlights of what Pennine Magpie have been up to throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

The doors to our centre may have temporarily closed, but we’ve found new creative ways for us to all stay connected.

If you haven’t already, please feel free to join the Pennine Magpie Coronavirus Support Group on Facebook. The group has been created to offer a platform for our community to help and support each other. Daily activities are posted to help us all stay connected, learn new things and keep active.

Pennine Magpie is a registered charity 1147911 and a company limited by guarantee 4498986

VSI Alliance Newsflash July 17, 2020

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Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

VSI Alliance News & Events

Calderdale News & Information

In case you missed it:

Advertising on Phoenix FM – Current Offer During COVID-19
Phoenix FM are inviting organisations to send across information and publicity about current service offers to children, young people and their families.

Regional/National News & Information

New Research Shows the Impact of COVID-19 Mutual Aid Groups
Communities vs. Coronavirus: The Rise of Mutual Aid is an investigation into the mutual aid groups that have emerged during the COVID-19 emergency. It explores the way these groups work, their activities, and the implications for local government and community power more generally.

In case you missed it:

How Charities Can Survive, Adapt and Thrive Through the Crisis
Resource to help charities adapt to the ‘new normal’, with guidance on new fundraising tactics, managing stakeholders digitally and collaborating with others.

Six Characteristics of a Resilient Charity
The Charities Aid Foundation has noticed six characteristics that show an organisation has the potential to be resilient. They use these to help a charity reflect on their resilience – so how does your organisation measure up to them?

Online Events and Training

In case you missed it:

Resilient Families Workshops
If you want to feel more confident in addressing the risks of online radicalisation and extremism with the parents and families you work with, find out how with this free session from Parent Zone: the experts in digital family life.

Funding

Business Grant Support Scheme Extended – Deadline: 24th July
The grant scheme is available for small and micro businesses facing major impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, which aren’t eligible for the Government’s Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Fund.

Funding to Support VCS Organisations to Survive – Deadline: 27th July
The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust Charity Survival Fund has been set up in response to ongoing concern about Covid-19’s economic impact on charities.

Can You Help More BAME-Led Organisations to Access Coronavirus Crisis Funds?
Applications open for Infrastructure Organisations to support BAME-led charities and groups to access National Emergencies Trust (NET) funds.

Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme
Power to Change has partnered with The Ubele Initiative, Locality, and Social Investment Business to deliver the Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme on behalf of The National Lottery Community Fund, with grants of up to £100,000 and business support available.

The Social Enterprise Support Fund
The Social Enterprise Support Fund has now launched, providing grants of between £10,000 and £300,000 to help social enterprises during COVID-19.

Vacancies

In case you missed it:

Early Years Practitioner Vacancies – Closing date: 30th July
Todmorden Children’s Centre requires both a Level 2 and Level 3 Early Years Practitioner. The Centre provides a warm and secure environment for children aged between 0-5 years and has recently been awarded by Ofsted ‘Outstanding in all areas’.

Volunteering

Do You Want to Be Part of Positive Change in Calderdale?
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Halifax Opportunities Trust to join their Board of Trustees and make a difference to hundreds of people’s lives throughout Calderdale.
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 see below contact information.

We can support you with:

  • Organisational development
  • Social enterprise, business development and asset transfer
  • Governance
  • All aspects of establishing a new group or organisation
  • Quality assurance including Quality For Health
  • Safeguarding support
  • Fundraising and income generation
  • Partnership working
  • Specialist financial advice and services
  • Volunteering brokerage and development
  • Engagement Champions
  • Voice and representation of the VCS sector

Contact information:

Delivery Manager, food banks and Sowerby/Ryburn area – contact Jayne Leech: jayne.leech@vsialliance.org.uk

Funding, business planning and any groups in Upper Valley – contact Pat Akerman: pat.akerman@vsialliance.org.uk

Engagement Champions – contact Nikkie Dooley and Jayne O’Connell nikkie.dooley@cvac.org.uk / jayne.o’connell@cvac.org.uk

Communication – e-bulletin/social media – contact Jake Farrar: jake.farrar@vsialliance.org.uk

Volunteering support and any groups in Central Halifax – contact Charlie Johnston: charlie.johnston@vsialliance.org.uk

Organisational development – any groups in North Halifax – contact Rachel Shaw: rachel.shaw@vsialliance.org.uk

Organisational development – any groups in Lower Valley – contact Olivia Swingler: olivia.swingler@vsialliance.org.uk

Locality specialist support – contact Sophie Michelena: sophie.michelena@vsialliance.org.uk

WYCAS: specialist financial advice – contact Helen Galvin: helen.galvin@vsialliance.org.uk

VSI Alliance – Calderdale VCSE Mental Health Impact Survey

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Calderdale VCSE Mental Health Impact Survey

  • How it is feeling for VCS providers in terms of demand for more emotional, mental health and wellbeing support – it would be good to know if demand has changed and what you are seeing in general?
  • How is the VCS coping regards capacity and resources to support people and community groups – are you seeing the need for more intensive support or other trends in terms of how you are expected to respond to need or demand?
  • What have you done or planning to do differently?  The things you have or plan to put in place based on how things are evolving and changing at pace – does this need more capacity (resources)?
  • What have you stopped doing?
  • Anything else you feel would be useful to know or factor in?

By finding out about the above, this will feed into the wider discussions about how best to support people and enable local commissioners to look at planning investment priorities moving forward.  We are keen that community-based provision from our sector is factored in, therefore anything you can offer in terms of insight and intelligence regards the points above would be really appreciated.

The information will be captured via SurveyMonkey. The link to the SurveyMonkey is as follows, which will take you through the questions above and help us collate the responses for submission to our commissioners at the CCG. The deadline for responding to the survey is Friday 31st July 2020.

Link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/calderdalevcsemh

 

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 see below contact information.

We can support you with:

  • Organisational development
  • Social enterprise, business development and asset transfer
  • Governance
  • All aspects of establishing a new group or organisation
  • Quality assurance including Quality For Health
  • Safeguarding support
  • Fundraising and income generation
  • Partnership working
  • Specialist financial advice and services
  • Volunteering brokerage and development
  • Engagement Champions
  • Voice and representation of the VCS sector

Contact information:

Delivery Manager, food banks and Sowerby/Ryburn area – contact Jayne Leech: jayne.leech@vsialliance.org.uk

Funding, business planning and any groups in Upper Valley – contact Pat Akerman: pat.akerman@vsialliance.org.uk

Engagement Champions – contact Nikkie Dooley and Jayne O’Connell nikkie.dooley@cvac.org.uk / jayne.o’connell@cvac.org.uk

Communication – e-bulletin/social media – contact Jake Farrar: jake.farrar@vsialliance.org.uk

Volunteering support and any groups in Central Halifax – contact Charlie Johnston: charlie.johnston@vsialliance.org.uk

Organisational development – any groups in North Halifax – contact Rachel Shaw: rachel.shaw@vsialliance.org.uk

Organisational development – any groups in Lower Valley – contact Olivia Swingler: olivia.swingler@vsialliance.org.uk

Locality specialist support – contact Sophie Michelena: sophie.michelena@vsialliance.org.uk

WYCAS: specialist financial advice – contact Helen Galvin: helen.galvin@vsialliance.org.uk

VSI Alliance – Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

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Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

VSI Alliance News & Events

Invictus is a CIC and currently offering talking sessions in Calderdale as part of their BREW (Building Resilience & Emotional Wellbeing) project for 5 – 17-year-olds. They’re working with children’s mental health services and the safeguarding team to ensure best practice and good outcomes for the young people they are supporting.

All of their work so far has been done over the telephone and zoom and they’ve ensured best practise as much as possible for this.

But they recognise that children/young people may respond much better to face-to-face intervention and are looking to roll out a ‘Walk & Talk’ programme in Calderdale (they’ve been involved with another LA which has successfully done this). For this project, they will be completing risk assessments of walking routes.

Do any groups out there have risk assessments already for walks that they would be willing to share with Invictus? If so, please can you send to Charlie and she will pass them on to the group. (charlie.johnston@vsialliance.org.uk).

Thank you!

Upcoming Forum Dates:

Food Poverty Forum – Thursday 16 July, 10am on Microsoft Teams
Young Lives/Youth Strategy Group – Thursday 16 July, 2pm – discussing CMBC Youth Service restructure on Microsoft Teams.
For information about these forums, please contact Jayne Leech: email Jayne.Leech@vsialliance.org.uk or call 01422 438721.

News

Calderdale News & Information

Calderdale COVID-19 Outbreak and Control Plan
Calderdale Council, alongside multiple organisations and partnerships across the Borough, has been working to support a range of settings (e.g. schools, care homes, workplaces) and communities, both proactively and reactively as part of the overall COVID-19 response.

Regional/National News & Information

In case you missed it:

100 Days of COVID – A Story of Ordinary People, Extraordinary Efforts
100 days since full lockdown was announced across the United Kingdom, leaders in the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership are thanking over 100,000 people who work as part of England’s fourth largest integrated care system.

Help to Find the Right Income Mix
The templates are designed to help trustees and managers understand how far the charity relies on a particular income stream and explore more diverse funding approaches.

Funding

COVID-19 Extraordinary Home Office Funding for Vulnerable Children’s Charities – Deadline extended: 6th July
Additional emergency support funding for small/micro charities that are working with vulnerable young people at risk of being involved in serious violence.

In case you missed it:

Calderdale Ward Forum Grants Have Restarted
Grants available up to £500 in any given financial year provided the group is fully constituted (with a dissolution clause), has a safeguarding policy and has a dedicated twin signatory bank account also in the name of the group.

Food for Life Get Togethers Small Grants Programme Relaunched
Small grants of £150 are available for applications from June 2020 to April 2021. The grants are to support community-led food growing, cooking and sharing activity and Get Togethers.

Vacancies

Business Support Officer Vacancy – Closing date: 5th July
West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, is seeking to appoint a Business Support Officer to work with him to continue to make a real difference to the lives of people across communities in West Yorkshire.

Freelance Marketing Practitioner – Closing date: 10th July
Calder Valley Community Land Trust (CLT) is currently advertising for a Freelance Marketing Practitioner with a proven track record who can lead for them on a marketing, communications and PR campaign.

In case you missed it:

Mental Health Support Team Vacancies
Calderdale Mental Health Support Team are seeking a representative workforce to work in schools and education settings. They need staff including qualified Clinicians & Supervisors and a Service Manager to work in this innovative new Open Minds service.

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 see below contact information.

We can support you with:

  • Organisational development
  • Social enterprise, business development and asset transfer
  • Governance
  • All aspects of establishing a new group or organisation
  • Quality assurance including Quality For Health
  • Safeguarding support
  • Fundraising and income generation
  • Partnership working
  • Specialist financial advice and services
  • Volunteering brokerage and development
  • Engagement Champions
  • Voice and representation of the VCS sector

Contact information:

Delivery Manager, food banks and Sowerby/Ryburn area – contact Jayne Leech: jayne.leech@vsialliance.org.uk

Funding, business planning and any groups in Upper Valley – contact Pat Akerman: pat.akerman@vsialliance.org.uk

Engagement Champions – contact Nikkie Dooley and Jayne O’Connell nikkie.dooley@cvac.org.uk / jayne.o’connell@cvac.org.uk

Communication – e-bulletin/social media – contact Jake Farrar: jake.farrar@vsialliance.org.uk

Volunteering support and any groups in Central Halifax – contact Charlie Johnston: charlie.johnston@vsialliance.org.uk

Organisational development – any groups in North Halifax – contact Rachel Shaw: rachel.shaw@vsialliance.org.uk

Organisational development – any groups in Lower Valley – contact Olivia Swingler: olivia.swingler@vsialliance.org.uk

Locality specialist support – contact Sophie Michelena: sophie.michelena@vsialliance.org.uk

WYCAS: specialist financial advice – contact Helen Galvin: helen.galvin@vsialliance.org.uk

Prince’s Trust training with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service for 16-25 year olds

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Are you between 16 – 25 and not in employment or education?

The Prince’s Trust, in association with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service are offering an 8 week Free online training programme to gain a level 1 qualification in personal development and employability.

The course started on 29th of June but you may still be eligible.

For more information:

Call 07552 283640

or email PrincesTrust.Team@westyorkshire.gov.uk

Free WYCAS Finance Forum for Calderdale Groups – Tuesday June 30

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Tuesday 30th June, 12-2pm

Hosted over Zoom, the Forum will be led by WYCAS’ Chief Executive, Amanda Peters, with Helen Galvin, Community Accountant for Calderdale.

If you are involved in organising the finances in your organisation (as a volunteer or a paid worker) we’re guessing you will have had a tough couple of months….

COVID-19 and lockdown may have meant an increase in demand for your charity’s services, or having to deal with closing your premises entirely. You may have been furloughing staff, negotiating rent, applying for emergency funding, looking at the implications for cashflow, and working out how you get cheques signed if your trustees are all shielding?

If you’d like a chance to share some of your experiences over the last few months, as well as discuss any current issues or problems, you are very welcome to join us.

Log in information will be emailed to you one week prior to the event.

More info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wycas-calderdale-finance-forum-online-tickets-109160859068?