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
The VSI Alliance is holding an Open Day at the Resource Centre, 8b Hall Street, HX1 5AY on Monday 23rd January between 1 and 6pm.
The event is designed to showcase the work of the VCSE sector in Calderdale and highlight vacancies, volunteering opportunities and trusteeships that are available throughout the sector.
This event may be a good opportunity to support guests with the completion of job applications for vacancies at VAC as well as holding first interviews where appropriate. If you are interested as an organisation in following this approach, please contact VSI and to ensure that there is space available for you to do this.
If you are interested in attending as an organisation to showcase your work, volunteering opportunities and job vacancies, please email Engagement@cvac.org.uk
Is your voluntary organisation looking for unrestricted funding? Come along to this informal session to find out how your voluntary group, CIC, social enterprise, church, school, sports club or charity can use the free easyfundraising platform to receive donations unrestricted funding when your volunteers, staff and supporters shop with leading retailers.
What to expect:
- A live demonstration of how it works
- Instructions on how to get your organisation set up
- Tips on how to raise as much as possible
- A Q&A session with Community Fundraising Manager Becky Coleman
Date: Tuesday 24th January
Time: 12.30 – 1.15pm
Register to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAud-qvpjoqE9R9GDQHnF1Q8600l2YsbdUk
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
easyfundraising offer to run exclusive sessions just for your organisations/members. To find out more, contact Becky Coleman
Surplus to Purpose, a Leeds based charity would like to share with third sector organisations that they have office furniture and stationary supplies available to you, free of charge or a donation if you are able.
Everything offered on a first come, first served basis. You can view the stock or arrange a collection by appointment only.
For more details, contact Surplus 2 Purpose directly:
VSI Alliance wish to share that a local business has approached them and are interested in offering some time over the summer to support a local charity or not for profit group.
The company wishes to help with any aspect of manual work needed, from gardening to decorating or another project if you have one in mind, ideally over the weekends in the summer.
They could prefer to donate this time to an organisation based or operating in Sowerby Bridge or the Upper Valley area.
If you would like to know more, please email Charlie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Calderdale Council’s Small Grants scheme gives away small grants of up to £3,000 to voluntary and community groups all over Calderdale. This year we are giving away £70,000 to a range of community initiatives and voluntary sector projects.
These grants are awarded through a Small Grants Panel, made up of Calderdale Councillors and representatives from voluntary groups, community groups and groups which represent communities of interest.
These voluntary and community sector representatives are appointed for two years, and we are now inviting nominations for representatives to serve on the Community Grants Panel from April 2016 to March 2018. Each organisation can nominate one person as a representative.
If you feel that you or someone else in your organisation would like to be a member of the Small Grants Panel, and you have not already received a nomination form, please contact the Grants team via email to email@example.com
Deadline for nominations is Monday 22 February, following this if more than three nominations are received we will go to a ballot, with the successful new Panel members announced in April 2016.
If you have any questions around the Small Grants Panel or Small Grants Scheme please contact Steve Martin on 01422 392317.