Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 27 January 2023 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • Project Colt offering Warm Space facilities Monday – Saturday
  • Worried about Amazon Smile closing? Join easyfundraising!
  • Greener Together short walks for women in 2023
  • Happy New Lunar Year of the Rabbit from the RSPCA bunnies!

Have a great weekend!

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You can also contact us on 01422 252 029

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Funding Opportunities for VCS Organisations by February 20th

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Community Foundation for Calderdale would like to announce two available funding options become available for Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations across Calderdale.

Prince of Wales Charitable fund Grants up to 15K – Apply by February 20th

Grants of up to £15k are available from The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF) for organisations especially for projects in Education, Health and Wellbeing, Environment, Countryside, Social Inclusion, Heritage and Conservation. You need to apply by 20th February 2023. For more info, visit https://www.pwcf.org.uk/

Calderdale Cares grants up to £5K / £10K for VCS – Apply by February 23

Grants of up to £5k or £10k are available for VCS organisations to apply for who support residents in Calderdale to improve their health and wellbeing. Calderdale Cares Partnership has created a £180,000 fund which is being administered by the Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC).

Visit https://cffc.co.uk/vcs-support-fund/ for more info and to apply.

Project Colt offering Warm Space facilities Monday – Saturday

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Project Colt/Colt Enterprise are now a registered Warm Space.

If you are finding it difficult to warm your home, you are more than welcome to come to us.

We have free wifi, Barista made hot drinks and a lovely and cosy ready corner.

You can find us Monday to Saturday from 8:00am – 17:30pm

Come along and see what else there is available for you!

Project Colt : Bridgefield Mills, Elland Bridge, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 0SG

Worried about Amazon Smile closing? Join easyfundraising!

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With the news that AmazonSmile is closing soon, we want to remind you that easyfundraising is a great alternative.

With easyfundraising, your organisation receives free donations from more than 7,000 online retailers instead, including eBay, Tesco, Argos, Sainsbury’s, John Lewis, M&S and Trainline.

It’s free to set up and use and is already trusted by 170,000 good causes around the UK. Find out more: www.easyfundraising.org/uk/community

Greener Together short walks for women in 2023. Connect with the environment, meet new people.

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Greener Together will deliver further Sustainability Workshops and Walks for Women from the WomenCentre in Halifax starting January.

Sustainability Workshops 

Information on Workshops 2023 (PDF)
 
The team will be delivering short walks, taster sessions and short courses aimed at advising women who may be on limited incomes, how to approach living more sustainably. They will be introducing sustainability and making it more relevant on a day-to-day basis, looking at reducing costs, sustainable shopping and saving energy in the home amongst other approaches. Environmentally friendly goodies will be given out at each session!

The Sustainability courses are running January-February and February-March 2023.

Next 4 week Workshop starting 20th February

Walks for Women

Information on Walks 2023 (PDF)
 
Short, weekly lead Walks for Women starting Thursday 12th of January 2023 from the WomenCentre. 
These are short walks with the emphasis being very much on meeting new people, re-connecting with the environment, reducing social isolation, improving health, exploring the green spaces of Halifax and introducing women to the range of activities at The Outback Community garden and the services of the Women’s Centre. We will be walking at a relaxed pace; tailored to individuals. 

Free short 1,5hrs walks for women this winter

Continuing through to March 2023, there will be short walks with the emphasis being very much on meeting new people, re-connecting with the environment, improving health, exploring the green spaces of Halifax and introducing women to the range of activities at The Outback Community garden.

The walks will be at a relaxed pace, tailored to individuals.

 

Please call the WomenCentre for more Information and to book your place: 01422 386500

All walks start from WomenCentre, 23 Silver Street, Halifax, HX1 1JN

Happy New Lunar Year of the Rabbit from the RSPCA bunnies!

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It’s the Chinese Year of the Rabbit – Could Panda, Little Own, Polar Bear or Skunk Hop into your2023?

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch are hoping that the Year of the Rabbit could help them rehome four gorgeous male rabbits who are currently in their care.

Panda, Little Owl, Polar Bear and Skunk are just weeks old and each are hoping to find loving homes with another rabbit companion.

The rabbits were born in the branch’s care just before Christmas and although their sisters have now found homes, the four boys are sadly still waiting to be adopted.

 

Lauren Moore Fundraising Manager says “We’re delighted that our female rabbits have found new homes …but we can’t understand why these super-friendly little boys are being over-looked! When we realised it was the Year of the Rabbit, we knew we had to do an appeal for these adorable fellas! So, if there are any rabbit-lovers looking for a new fluffy family member, we’d love to hear from you!”

 

To find out more or fill in an adoption application form, visit the charity website: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk, where you can read all about each rabbit.

 

To learn more about the space and living requirements, you can contact the branch on 01422 3656258 or email enquiries@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk.

  

 

“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. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.”

Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 20 January 2023 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • Free Diploma in Childcare or Health & Social Care in your Local Community!
  • Support for all dealing with domestic abuse from Calderdale Staying Safe
  • Calderdale Cares Careers recruitment fairs Jan 25th and Feb 4
  • VSI Alliance: Voluntary Sector Open Day

Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing team@calderdalelowervalley.com

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Think WIDEN to prevent burglary

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Nearly two-thirds (65%)* of us are worried about our home being broken into, yet there are simple, proven measures we can all take to halve our chances of being burgled.

Learn more at ourwatch.org.uk/thinkwiden

We have joined forces with our longstanding primary smart security partner, ERA Home Security, to bring you our Think WIDE(N) burglary prevention campaign highlighting the simple, evidence-based WIDE measures which can be taken in any home on a variety of budgets.

At Neighbourhood Watch, we also believe neighbours keeping an eye out for each other is key to reducing burglary, so we’ve extended the WIDE acronym to WIDE(N):

·  W: WINDOWS: Keep your windows locked

·  I: INTERIOR: Put inside lights on a timer/smart bulb

·  D: DOORS: Double or deadlock your doors

·  E: EXTERIOR: Put outside lights on a sensor

·  (N): NEIGHBOURS: Keep an eye out for your neighbours

Leaving home? Use this free home security checklist to leave your home safe and secure.

John Hayward-Cripps, CEO of Neighbourhood Watch Network, said ‘We know that by securing your home’s windows, interior, doors, exterior and keeping an eye out for neighbours, we can all give ourselves the best chance of preventing burglary.

 

If you have been burgled recently, criminals are familiar with your home and may come back once you’ve had time to purchase new items. Act soon to avoid being retargeted – use the WIDE(N) advice for a combination of simple yet effective prevention measures.’Learn more at ourwatch.org.uk/thinkwiden

Neighbourhood Watch Crime and Community Survey 2022

Free Diploma in Childcare or Health & Social Care in your Local Community!

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Gain a degree in your local community without having to travel to College!

Course runs one day a week, within 16 sessions.

All coursework is completed in class.

Classes run 9:30 am to 2:30 pm – during school hours!

Course starts: Wednesday 25th January – ends 14th June.

Elland Children’s Centre

Boxhall Road

Elland HX5 0BB

 

There is a similar course in the North and East Halifax area, running at Creations Community Children’s Centre : Free Diploma Course – Creations Children’s Centre

 

For more information and to apply:

Contact Elland Children’s Centre on 01422 266197 or 01422 251090

Support for all dealing with domestic abuse from Calderdale Staying Safe

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Calderdale Staying Safe is here for any individual aged 16+ who experience domestic or relationship abuse.

Our service is free and confidential, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, disability, religion or ethnic origin.

A diverse, experienced and skilled staff of female and male advisers is here to listen and where necessary, signpost you to the right organisations.

If English isn’t your first language, we may have advisers who can speak your language or access a team of interpreters.

You do not have to suffer in silence

The service is open to female and male victims as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Men can call 01422 323339 to make an appointment with a male victim support worker and can arrange a suitable venue at that time.

We know that is can be difficult for male victims to ask for support  but please reach out if you need help.”

For more information or to make an appointment please call us.

Calls are answered between 9am & 5pm. There is a voicemail facility to leave a message at other times.

 

Free Drop In sessions for Women every Wednesday 10-12noon at the Women Centre

 

These drop-in sessions focus on:

  • Domestic abuse support
  • Safety advice
  • Link to legal advice

VENUE : WomenCentre 23 Silver Street, Halifax, HX1 1JN

Please note: WomenCentre is a female only space.

 

 

Calderdale Staying Safe, Women Making Changes and Calderdale Counselling Team

Telephone: 01422 323339