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Welcome to the latest e-update from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team.

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benjamin.opie@vsialliance.org.uk

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VSI Alliance News & Events 

VSI Alliance: Calderdale VSCE Assembly - 17th November 
You are invited to attend the second meeting of the VSCE Assembly on Thursday 17 November 2022, 1- 3 pm.  Learn more about the new Calderdale Cares Board arrangements (integrated health and social care partnership at place) see how your organisation contributes to the overall wellbeing of individuals and the surrounding environment. A chance to share your views and influence future decisions.

To book please email info@vsialliance.org.uk

The venue has not been finalised yet, but it will be hybrid – so you can be there in person or join online. Please specify this when making your booking. 

News

Autumn Covid Vaccination Boosters - Download the PDF
Like all vaccines, the protection offered by the COVID vaccinations will decrease over time. Autumn boosters are an extra dose of the vaccine that is given to ‘boost’ protection against the virus and ensure those at greatest risk from COVID-19 are Although the COVID-19 vaccines have made it possible to return to the lives we knew before the pandemic began, the virus is still with us and is still making people very ill. Winter is the season when the threat from COVID-19 is greatest for individuals and communities as viruses spread much more easily, so it is important that everyone eligible tops up their protection with an autumn booster

HelpFilm: Charity That Produces Films and Animations Free of Charge or Low Cost to the Charity Sector
Their mission is to work with small charities who would not usually be able to afford to do this and who have small teams and budgets (no more than £3 million income).

Events and Training

Henry Smith Charity Funding Virtual Workshop - Weds 16 November 10am - 11.30am
Henry Smith Charity will be delivering a presentation with the chance for Q&A on Wednesday 16th November! The Henry Smith Charity aims to use its resources to help people and communities at a time of need and to bring about positive change. They fund organisations that work with people to reduce social and economic disadvantage.

Date: Wednesday 16th November 2022
Time: 10am – 11:30am
Place: Via Zoom

Healthy Minds:Safespace
For anyone 16+ in emotional distress or fear of crisis. Safespace is here to listen, over the phone, text or in person by appointment. Open Monday to Firday 10am - 4pm and every evening (Monday to Sunday) 6.30pm - 10.30pm.

MENS WELL-BEING SESSIONS - Download the PDF 
Free weekly well-being sessions in Todmorden for men 50 and over. Every Wednesday at Todmorden Group Practice 10.30-12.30pm, beginning 21st of September. Activities include - Gardening, scenic walks, gentle aerobic movement and classes in cooking & nutrition. 

Funding 


The People's Projects: Apply to be part of The People's Projects 2022/2023! - Deadline 7th October
We’re back with The National Lottery, ITV, UTV and, for the first time this year, the Sunday Mail, to support community projects across the UK to receive a share of over £4 million in National Lottery funding.

Clarion Housing: Clarion Futures Invites Applications for Youth Project Grants - Closing 20th October 
The Youth Project Fund aims to empower young people aged 25 and under, support their health and wellbeing and improve access to opportunities and education.

Rosa: Inviting Applications for Campaigning and Influencing Work - Closing 3rd November
The Voices from the Frontline fund is a one-year programme supporting grassroots activism and awareness-raising of issues facing women and girls in the UK. Grants of £500 to £7,000 are on offer, with the expectation that around 30 to 40 grants will be made. Women's sector voluntary and community organisations in the UK are eligible to apply, providing they are constituted and run by, for and with women.

Esmee Fairburn - Reopening Date for Grants for a Fairer Future - Closing 12th November
Funding to tackle injustice and structural inequality to create a more inclusive society. After releasing details of its new funding strategy in July 2022, the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation has now announced the Fairer Future grants stream will once again be accepting applications from October 2022.

National Lottery Community Fund: Climate Action Fund
The National Lottery Community Fund is running a funding programme called the Climate Action Fund to help communities across the UK combat climate change. They're looking to support projects that focus on the link between nature and climate, especially those that use nature to encourage more community led climate action. 

Kellogg’s School Breakfast Club Fund Reopens for Applications
Kellogg’s, in partnership with Forever Manchester, is offering grants of up to £1,000 to schools to help fund breakfast clubs across the UK and ensure that children who need it most receive a morning meal. 

Vacancies 

Calderdale Council: Programme Manager (North Halifax) - Closing 28th September
We have an exciting and challenging opportunity available to manage a programme of community wealth and capacity building in North Halifax that reduces inequality and delivers inclusive economic and health recovery. The role is key in helping to maximise investment, including emerging opportunities through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), and activity in North Halifax. The main objective is to work with the local community to develop a community led partnership which will identify local priorities and projects to form a Strategic Plan for North Halifax recovery.

Volunteering  

Volunteering Together: Inclusive Volunteering and Disabled People - Download the PDF 
This research will help organisations better understand the background and needs of disabled people, open up positive volunteering opportunities for disabled people and address harmful stereotypes and disparities.

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