Fundraising

EAT PIZZA & HELP ANIMALS In Need This Christmas with LIVIN’Italy & Local RSPCA!!!

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Enjoy a delicious pizza this December and help to feed an RSPCA animal spending Christmas in shelter! 

This Christmas, Leeds-based Italian restaurant LIVIN’Italy are donating £1 from every single Margherita pizza sale to the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch.

The Restaurant hope that their Christmas campaign will help local animals in need find loving forever homes and of course, raise vital funds for the charity after what has been their hardest year due to the Pandemic.

The restaurant is still currently closed due to falling under West Yorkshire’s Tier 3 restrictions, however, the restaurant are offering a click and collect service so you can still enjoy a delicious restaurant quality Italian dinner at home or you can order their brand new ‘Twice Baked’ pizza’s online through ArrowFreshUK, simply place your brand order online, pop your pizza in the oven for a second time at home to enjoy a delicious treat! For every twice baked Margherita pizza ordered online LIVIN’Italy and ArrowFreshUK will donate 50p each to the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford to help support the charity and the animals spending Christmas in their care.

Pictured above: Zena the kitten, who lost an ear and her tail after being hit by a car before arriving in the care of the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford branch. 

 

Digital Fundraiser for the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford branch Fay Gibbons said “We’re so touched by LIVIN’Italy and ArrowFreshUK’s kindness to help fundraise and raise awareness for our Animal Centre this Christmas. It’s been an incredibly hard year for all local businesses and charities throughout the Pandemic, so we really hope that people will get behind this campaign and help brighten up Christmas for the animals currently looking for their forever homes this December. Every penny raised will go directly to the animals in our care just like Zena the kitten, who sadly lost her ear and tail after being hit by a car. We think it’s an amazing opportunity to support a local business and a local charity at the same time, plus, who doesn’t want to eat delicious Margherita pizza whilst knowing they’re helping cats, dogs and lots of small animals enjoy a magical Christmas as they await their forever homes!”

 

Pictured – the campaign will help brighten up Christmas for the charities current residents like Humphrey the cat and Tish the German Shepherd. 

If you’d like to support the campaign you can order your click and collect pizza by visiting https://livinitaly.com/ or head over to https://www.arrowfresh.co.uk/collections/livin-italy-pizza to get your half-baked pizza delivered to your door!

The local RSPCA branch rehabilitate and rehome over 500 animals every single year and rely solely on the generosity of their local community to help raise the funds needed in order to keep the doors of their animal centre open. Every penny raised will go directly towards caring for the animals in their care. This year, the branch are also running their annual Christmas Meal Appeal where supporters can donate the cost of a meal or treat to brighten up the festive period for their current residents! You can even select which individual animal you would like to buy a festive treat for here https://www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk/christmas-meal-appeal. Or text XMASMEAL to 70085 to donate £1 today.

 

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.  This year the branch has rehomed 67 dogs, 115 cats and 34 small animals. Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.  

Santa’s Christmas Rescue – Online Christmas Show from the Victoria Theatre

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The Victoria Theatre has teamed up with their Pantomime production company, Imagine Theatre, to bring an online Santa show into the homes of families in the borough this Christmas.

Santa’s Christmas Rescue is a 35-minute live theatre show for children up to age 7 or those who are simply young at heart! It will be streamed from 10 December 2020 and for just £5 you can have unlimited views up until 3 January 2021.

The online streaming of Santa’s Christmas Rescue is a great opportunity for people to support their local theatre in such a difficult time for the industry and ensure live performances will be back once more next year.

There is also an option to purchase a ticket at £7.50, with the additional £2.50 going to Acting for Others, a charity supporting theatre professionals throughout the UK.

For more information and links to the download please visit: https://www.victoriatheatre.co.uk/whats-on/santaschristmas-rescue and please share this message far and wide so that families with young children can still enjoy some live theatre in the safety and comfort of home this Christmas.

Why I support Movember: Zain’s Story

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Movember is one of the leading charities changing the faces of men’s health and addressing associated stigmas.

This year for Movember I am growing out my moustache. This is to raise the awareness and money for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Prostate Cancer and Testicular Cancer.

This year has been an unprecedented year and has impacted people in many ways. Men are not as likely to open up, talk about their feelings or seek help when they need to in normal circumstances. Therefore, I wish to raise at least £100 to help donate to some great projects as well as empower men to open up and take action. It is okay to be not okay and recognising this can impact your mental health and wellbeing. I would greatly appreciate any donations. Spread the word and Happy Movember!

Link to my profile: https://uk.movember.com/mospace/14403392?mc=40&utm_medium=share&utm_source=dynamic&utm_campaign=fundraise-mobile

Autumn Warmth from the Curious Motion

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Curious Motion have released their Autumn Newsletter, with ideas to keep you active through Autumn. You will find information about the launch of their podcast Curious e-motion, more on Brews and Grooves, including a children friendly session, the One Minute Motion gallery, Move the Calderdale way feedback and sounds of relaxation.

 

 

Download Newsletter Here

 

VSI Alliance Update October 02, 2020

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VSI Alliance News & Events

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

VSI Alliance News & Events

Calderdale News & Information

Memory Lane Cafe Is Back in Business!
On Saturday 26th September, Memory Lane ran their first café in Sowerby Bridge since March – 22 members came along to enjoy the afternoon. The Halifax café reopens in October. Memory Lane Cafe provides a dementia-friendly environment for people affected by dementia, other memory problems and isolation.
Regional/National News & Information

Flu Vaccine Information
Getting flu and coronavirus at the same time could be devastating to your immune system. Catching either coronavirus or flu, weakens your immune system putting you at higher risk to then catching the other virus. Have you had your flu virus vaccine?

In case you missed it:

Create A Coronavirus NHS QR Code for Your Venue
Use this service to create a QR code for display in your venue. Get visitors to scan the QR code when they arrive, using the NHS COVID-19 app. This is to help trace and stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Free Health Check for Volunteer Management
NCVO have launched a new free health check to help you improve the volunteer experience at your organisation, ensuring they are involved in delivering your mission in the best way possible.

The Knock-On Effect of Panic Buying – A Plea from The Voluntary Sector
In response to the announcement made by Boris Johnson on Tuesday 22nd, supermarkets across the country have seen an increase in panic buying.  Voluntary and Community Sector organisations across Calderdale share their experiences of the impact panic buying in March had for them and their vulnerable service users.

Consultations

Sector Resilience Follow Up Survey – Closing date: 9th October
West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership are currently conducting a voluntary and community sector wide survey to understand what is happening in the sector. It will help shape their work and focus moving forwards across West Yorkshire and Harrogate.

Young Advisors Transitions Survey – Closing date: 19th October
Calderdale Young Advisors are interested in hearing about the experience of young people transitioning between education settings, from primary school to high school, and high school to college/sixth form.

Events and Training

Developing Resilience Workshop – 6th October
What is resilience? What makes us resilient? How can we exercise and develop resilience? This Healthy Minds online workshop will explore our personal resilience and develop strategies to strengthen our ability to manage when faced with adversity, through discussion and exercises.

The Big Calderdale Sleepout 2020 – 10th October
Join Calderdale SmartMove on World Homeless Day to experience just one night of sleeping rough to support the homeless and vulnerable of Calderdale. This year, rather than gathering together to sleep at the Piece Hall, they want as many people as possible to get involved and sleep out at home.

In case you missed it:

Let’s Talk Good Finance – 6th October
This webinar is for charities, social enterprises and community businesses who would like to learn more about social investment and the options available.

National Link Worker Day 2020 – virtual Calderdale Support Awareness Event – 9th October
Videos from supporting organisations, services and groups explaining what they do, presented online by the Calderdale PCNs’ Personalised Care Team’s social media. Find out how to take part.

Join A Community of Leaders Who Are Trying to Adapt, Innovate and Do Their Best
IVAR are running free 90-minute zoom sessions for up to 12 charity leaders at a time. You’ll hear how others are adapting to Covid-19 and have a safe space to offload any challenges you face

Funding

VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund – Starting Well – Deadline: 30th October
Funding will be given to existing schemes working with children from preconception to two and a half years old, who want to expand or develop their schemes by delivering new outcomes or to specific communities.

In case you missed it:

Safer Communities Fund Opens for Applications – Deadline: 6th October
The latest grant round of my Safer Communities Fund (SCF) has opened for applications this week. This time a pot of £140,000 is available for voluntary, community groups, charities and partner organisations to bid for grants of up to £6,000 to help keep their communities safe and feeling safe.

In case you missed it:

Common Call
The Common Call fund provides grants between £1,000-£3,000 to organisations led by people that identify as Black or Mixed with Black.

The Fat Beehive Foundation
The Fat Beehive Foundation is an independent UK registered charity that provides small grants for websites and digital products to other small UK registered charities.

The Foyle Foundation Main Grants for Arts
The Foyle Foundation seeks applications that make a strong artistic case for support in either the performing or visual arts.

Volunteering

Take Part in a Free Life Changing Project Abroad
Ever thought about taking part of a worthwhile project abroad, whilst developing professional and personal skills? Everything is Possible are offering volunteering and training projects in fields such as: sport coaching, dance, animal care and outdoor activities, arts and social work.

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.

Locala Community groups support fund open until October 12

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Grants of up to £1500 to support community projects and groups in Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees are now available as Locala’s Community Fund is open for 2020.

Over recent years more than £60,000 has already been donated to a variety of community, not for profit and voluntary groups doing exciting and important work in their local area. These have included Scouts and Brownies, junior sports clubs and church groups as well as programmes supporting people dealing with issues such as dementia, social isolation, drug and alcohol misuse and disability, along with work to promote community cohesion and environmental programmes.

This year, the Fund is particularly interested in receiving applications from groups who focus on:

  • Reducing social isolation
  • Opportunities for young people
  • The local environment
  • Supporting carers

More details, including the eligibility criteria and online application form can be found on the Locala website here: https://www.locala.org.uk/get-involved/community-fund.

Application forms can also be sent by post, and any questions or further information can be requested from Hollie Scargill, Engagement Officer via membership@locala.org.uk

The deadline for applications to this year’s Locala Community Fund is 12th October 2020, at 5pm.

VSI Alliance Update September 25, 2020

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Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

VSI Alliance News & Events

 

Calderdale News & Information

Do Your Own Thing – FREE Self-Employment Programme Dates Announced
The aim of the programme is to support women to set up their own business. The first cohort start date is 1st October, with a second cohort starting on 13th October.

In case you missed it:

One Minute Motions
Curious Motion are asking the people of Calderdale and beyond to create one-minute mindful videos, incorporating dance and movement to boost mental wellbeing among the Calderdale community.

Regional/National News & Information

Create A Coronavirus NHS QR Code for Your Venue
Use this service to create a QR code for display in your venue. Get visitors to scan the QR code when they arrive, using the NHS COVID-19 app. This is to help trace and stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Free Health Check for Volunteer Management
NCVO have launched a new free health check to help you improve the volunteer experience at your organisation, ensuring they are involved in delivering your mission in the best way possible.

The Knock-On Effect of Panic Buying – A Plea from The Voluntary Sector
In response to the announcement made by Boris Johnson on Tuesday 22nd, supermarkets across the country have seen an increase in panic buying.  Voluntary and Community Sector organisations across Calderdale share their experiences of the impact panic buying in March had for them and their vulnerable service users.

Consultations

In case you missed it:

Mobilising Volunteers Effectively (MoVE) Survey – Closing date: 28th September
Did you utilise volunteers during the Covid-19 pandemic? The Universities of Sheffield, Hull and Leeds are working in partnership on a project to investigate how volunteers were mobilised during this time.

Online Events and Training

Let’s Talk Good Finance – 6th October
This webinar is for charities, social enterprises and community businesses who would like to learn more about social investment and the options available.

National Link Worker Day 2020 – virtual Calderdale Support Awareness Event – 9th October
Videos from supporting organisations, services and groups explaining what they do, presented online by the Calderdale PCNs’ Personalised Care Team’s social media. Find out how to take part.

Join A Community of Leaders Who Are Trying to Adapt, Innovate and Do Their Best
IVAR are running free 90-minute zoom sessions for up to 12 charity leaders at a time. You’ll hear how others are adapting to Covid-19 and have a safe space to offload any challenges you face

Funding

Safer Communities Fund Opens for Applications – Deadline: 6th October
The latest grant round of my Safer Communities Fund (SCF) has opened for applications this week. This time a pot of £140,000 is available for voluntary, community groups, charities and partner organisations to bid for grants of up to £6,000 to help keep their communities safe and feeling safe.

In case you missed it:

Common Call
The Common Call fund provides grants between £1,000-£3,000 to organisations led by people that identify as Black or Mixed with Black.

The Fat Beehive Foundation
The Fat Beehive Foundation is an independent UK registered charity that provides small grants for websites and digital products to other small UK registered charities.

The Foyle Foundation Main Grants for Arts
The Foyle Foundation seeks applications that make a strong artistic case for support in either the performing or visual arts.

Vacancies

In case you missed it:

Community Café Coordinator
Are you someone with experience who has a creative flare for all things food? Would you like to put your own spin on things and grow a community café into a place everyone must visit? The Space @ Field Lane are looking for a friendly café co-ordinator to join their team.

 

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.

Support the Halifax Magpies endeavour for the IMAS Rugby tournament!

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The Halifax Magpies are trying to raise money to help get them to the International Mixed abilities (IMAS) world tournament in Ireland 2021. It will be an amazing experience for all the lads.

The world cup will be held in Cork Ireland in June 2021.

As you can imagine it will not be cheap to get a fantastic and passionate group of lads from all backgrounds, able & disabled, so they have set up a Gofundme page to help with the fundraising.

Please support our GoFundMe campaign!

Any help would be amazing to show your support to our lads representing Halifax to the World!

If you would like more information on the Magpies please visit their facebook page Halifax Magpies Mixed Ability Rugby.

You can also find us here: https://www.halifaxrugby.com/teams/112904

From all of us at the Magpies THANK YOU.

VSI Alliance Update September 18, 2020

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VSI Alliance News & Events

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

VSI Alliance News & Events

 

In case you missed it:

Report: Calderdale Voluntary and Community Sector’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
This report has been brought together by the VSI Alliance using evidence and insight drawn from across the diverse voluntary and community sector (VCS) in Calderdale.

News

Calderdale News & Information

UPDATE ON LOCAL RESTRICTIONS IN CALDERDALE
Unfortunately, Government have announced that local COVID-19 restrictions remain in the Halifax constituency and will be reintroduced in the Calder Valley constituency from Tuesday 22nd September.

One Minute Motions
Curious Motion are asking the people of Calderdale and beyond to create one-minute mindful videos, incorporating dance and movement to boost mental wellbeing among the Calderdale community.

In case you missed it:

Calderdale Anti-Poverty Dashboards – Evidence of Need Across Calderdale
This is a collection of dashboards and data sets showing selected statistics on poverty in Calderdale. The site may be of interest to Voluntary and Community groups in Calderdale who are seeking evidence of need for new funding bids and projects.

Fully Funded Courses from Calderdale College
Calderdale College currently have 3 courses live that are fully funded via a number of funded contracts (funding is subject to eligibility), all training is delivered remotely with full support from experienced college tutors.

Regional/National News & Information

In case you missed it:

Access NCVO Member-Only Resources for Free
To support charities during COVID-19, NCVO have opened their member-exclusive resources to everyone. For just a few more weeks, you can still get access to practical resources, from governance support to volunteer management or finance help.

Consultations

Mobilising Volunteers Effectively (MoVE) Survey – Closing date: 28th September
Did you utilise volunteers during the Covid-19 pandemic? The Universities of Sheffield, Hull and Leeds are working in partnership on a project to investigate how volunteers were mobilised during this time.

Funding

Common Call
The Common Call fund provides grants between £1,000-£3,000 to organisations led by people that identify as Black or Mixed with Black.

The Fat Beehive Foundation
The Fat Beehive Foundation is an independent UK registered charity that provides small grants for websites and digital products to other small UK registered charities.

The Foyle Foundation Main Grants for Arts
The Foyle Foundation seeks applications that make a strong artistic case for support in either the performing or visual arts.

In case you missed it:

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants
National Lottery Project Grants is the open access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects. The fund supports thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations.

New Fund Launched to Support LGBT Communities Affected By COVID-19
A new £350,000 funding scheme has been launched to address the additional needs of LGBT+ people and communities most adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and to support and strengthen LGBT+ organisations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Phoenix Global Fund for Children for BAME VCSE Organisations – Deadline: 30th September
The Phoenix Fund aims to put racial justice at the heart of COVID-19 pandemic response. The initiative will support a network of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic charities and groups in England that are working in the heart of their communities.

Vacancies

Community Café Coordinator
Are you someone with experience who has a creative flare for all things food? Would you like to put your own spin on things and grow a community café into a place everyone must visit? The Space @ Field Lane are looking for a friendly café co-ordinator to join their team.

Sessional CARA Victim Engagement Worker West Yorkshire – Closing date: 25th September
If you are looking for a new challenge and want to be part of delivering an innovative response to tackling domestic abuse, then this could be the role for you.

In case you missed it:

Family Outreach WorkerClosing date: 18th September
A passionate and enthusiastic team member is required at Jubilee Children’s Centre, committed to supporting vulnerable and excluded families.

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.

RSPCA presents The Super Smalls Show! September 26

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LOCAL RSPCA TO HOST BRAND NEW SUPER SMALLS SHOW LIVE FROM THEIR ANIMAL CENTRE ON SEPTEMBER 26TH    

THE RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch have been busy this year adapting their events online to bring them into supporters’ homes.

In July they hosted their popular annual K9 Party via a live streamed event, in August it was one for the feline fans with their Virtual Cat Show and this month it is the small animals turn as the local Branch introduce the Super Smalls Show.

 

This fun and interactive virtual show will celebrate the smaller animals in their Centre. Supporters of the local RSPCA rehoming centre can watch live from home and even take part in the show with 6 Ferret Fun Runs to bet on, along with entering photos of your Super Small animal into the photo competition from 10th – 24th September via their Facebook event page.

 

The RSPCA branch will host this special live streamed event from their Animal Centre on International Rabbit Day, Saturday 26th September at 2pm. The live show will include introductions to the small animals in their care, talks on how to care for smaller animals, a live raffle (with help from some of their guinea pig residents) and the fabulous main event feature of the Ferret Fun Runs! Supporters are encouraged to place a donated bet on which tunnel the ferrets will come out of to be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes.

 

The Super Smalls Show hopes to shine a light on some of the smaller animals the RSPCA Branch have looking for homes.

Junior came into their care when he was found dumped in a park

 

Michelle King, Community & Events Fundraiser says “Our Animal Centre have an array of small animals looking for their forever homes and this event allows us to showcase some of these animals and raise awareness that it’s not just cats and dogs looking for their second chance of happiness. The event is also a chance to celebrate how much our small animal friends mean to us with the added bonus of interacting with our amazing supporters and raising precious funds for the animals in our care’’

 

The Super Smalls Show photo competition can be entered by uploading photos of your small animal to their ‘RSPCA Super Smalls Show’ on Facebook or by emailing your entry to: fundraising@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk

All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive an official RSPCA rosette delivered directly to their door; all funds raised from this event go towards supporting the care of the animals at the Wade Street Animal Centre based in Halifax.

 

To place a donated bet in the Ferret Fun Run, email Faygibbons@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or text 07538 114079 to request your betting form.

There are six races to choose from and each race winner will receive a fabulous gift voucher; prizes range from cinema vouchers to restaurant vouchers.

Entry for the photo competition is just £2 and bets on the Ferret Fun Run are £1. Both can be paid for via PayPal at Fundraising@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or for alternative payments, please email Fundraising@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk

 

To find out more about the event, you can visit the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/343834800094394/ or find out more on the branch’s website www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk, where you can also find out information about the wonderful small animals who are currently available for adoption.

 

To support the branch through the current COVID19 crisis without entering the competition, you can donate to their #HelpUsHelpThem fundraiser by visiting: www.justgiving.com/campaign/helpushelpthem or text RSPCAHHB to 70085 to donate £1 from your mobile.