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VSI Alliance News & Events 

Volunteer Development Officer - Closing 11th July
“Volunteering is a powerful thing – it’s not doing something for nothing, it’s doing something that can mean everything.” Could you support the future of volunteering in Calderdale?

Food Poverty Co - Ordinator - Closing 11th July
We would like to recruit a Co-ordinator who will work as part of a team to address Food Poverty. The post holder will respond to national and local challenges including any transport/import implications to the UK food distribution systems post Brexit, the increases in cost of living and fuel energy prices.

Quality and Engagement Project Support Worker - Closing 22nd July
The role of the Quality and Engagement Project Support Worker is central to the continued successful development and delivery of VAC contracted projects primarily across Kirklees and Calderdale. Reporting to the Quality & Engagement Team Lead, you will support the team to deliver the roll-out of the Quality 4 Health + Wellbeing accreditation across Calderdale and Kirklees and wider areas by providing a range of support to recruit and coordinate contract and income generating related activities with Voluntary and Community Sector Enterprise (VCSE) organisations.


West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP) has Launched a New Website
The West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP) has launched a new website that provides consistent, accurate and trustworthy healthcare advice to parents, carers, young people, and professionals.

A Celebration of South Asian Heritage 2022
Calderdale’s Heritage Festival brings together leading British Pakistani and Indian writers and performers, local businesses and community groups at prestigious venues around Calderdale.
Click Here to download the PDF

Healthy Holidays Calderdale Programme
The Healthy Holidays Calderdale Programme is back for the Summer! Free places are available at Summer holiday clubs across the Borough for children aged 5-16 eligible for benefits-related free school meals.
Bookings are now LIVE.


The WYCA Your Views Survey - Closing 13th July
As well as questions on residents’ sense of safety, community cohesion, and the work of the police, this survey also collects new information on residents’ perception of ASB and drug misuse in their neighbourhood, as well as measuring concerns about women and girls’ safety of the first time.

Victims’ Survey 2022 - Closing 26th August
Have you been a victim of or reported a crime in the past three years? Tell us about your experience.

Events and Training

VIRSA - A celebration of South Asian Heritage Month '22
- 16th July & 23rd July

This is an opportunity for all communities to come together and share the best South Asian culture has to offer - please let your friends and colleagues know and help make this a regular feature of Calderdale's Cultural Calendar! 

Happy Valley Pride Announce 2022 Line-Up -  25th to 31st July
West Yorkshire’s week-long queer arts festival, Happy Valley Pride, has announced the 2022 line-up. Taking place from Monday 25 to Sunday 31 July, the festival includes cabaret, comedy, movies, music and more. 
The organisers promise ‘something for everyone’. The full programme is now available online at

Acas: Managing a Fair Disciplinary Procedure - 27th July & 25th August
This webinar will outline how to manage a fair disciplinary process and what adjustments may need to be made in the current circumstances. It will cover; informal approaches, investigations, companion roles, hearings and appeals process.  

SCOPE: Starting Line: Pre-Employment Training
Starting Line is a pre-employment training programme for disabled people at the start of their journey into work. We will work with you to develop a programme around your career goals and how you can achieve them.

SCOPE: Kick Start
Kickstart is a one-to-one support programme for disabled people who are applying for jobs. 

Jobskilla: Remote/Online 5 day Digital Skills Course
This highly popular course is now running weekly, starting every Monday. It is a remote course where you will study from home, you will receive help and guidance from a tutor.

What's On Where Guide for Older Adults: Spring & Summer Edition - Click Here to Download PDF
From arts & crafts clubs to fitness classes, coffee mornings, friendship groups and societies, there are over 100 activities listed: something for everyone, every day of the week.


Launch of GambleAware’s Community Resilience Fund - Closing 13th July
Not-for-profit groups in England, Scotland and Wales can now apply for grants to address inequalities experienced by disadvantaged communities, particularly those who may be struggling with gambling harms in light of the current economic crisis. There is a £1 million funding pot, with grants of up to £100,000 available.

Funding to Support Long-Term Recovery from Gambling-Related Harms - Closing 15th August 
A new grants programme to help those affected by gambling to rebuild and recover in Great Britain. The charity GambleAware has launched a new £2 million Aftercare Funding Programme which focuses on sustained, rather than immediate, recovery from gambling harms.

Funding to Support Tree Planting Projects Across the UK - Closing 16th December 
Community-based organisations can apply for funding to support projects that promote, preserve, and protect trees, woodlands, and forests in local communities across the United Kingdom.

Funding to Support Blind and Partially Sighted People Across the UK - Closing 5th February 
The Thomas Pocklington Trust is offering grants to registered charities to support projects and activities that deliver positive outcomes for blind and partially sighted people across the United Kingdom. 


Trainee Key Worker – Calderdale & Kirklees - 12th July
37.5 hours per week £19,850 per annum Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2023

Quality Assurance Officer - Closing 15th July
15 hours per week £19,500 per annum (actual prorate £7,800.00) Fixed term until end of March 2023

SENIOR EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER – Room Leader - Closing 17th July
Based in Todmorden Children’s Centre 12-month temporary contract to cover maternity leave 18.75 hours per week £21,746.49 per annum (actual prorata £10,873.25).

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