VSI Alliance Update February 19, 2021

VSI Alliance News & Events

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team


VSI Alliance News & Events


LAST CHANCE TO BOOK – Free online training:
Community Asset Transfers – What You Need to Know
23rd February

Join us for an interactive session about the practicalities of community asset transfer. Find out what you need to know and learn the key stages of asset transfer and implications these have for community organisations.

The session will cover getting ready as an organisation, feasibility and business planning for community asset transfer, risk management, and how to identify the difference between viability and liability.


Ready, steady, census
Households across Calderdale will soon be asked to take part in the nationwide survey of housing and the population. By filling in your census, you will help shape your community for the next 10 years. Census day is 21st March.

Refreshed Police and Crime Plan Launched
Mark Burns-Williamson, the West Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner, has launched the refreshed Police and Crime Plan for West Yorkshire. The Plan sets the strategic direction for West Yorkshire Police and community safety partners.

Support available to over 3000 additional residents now being asked to shield
Calderdale Council is continuing to support those most at risk of becoming seriously ill if they catch COVID-19, as the national shielding programme is extended.

In case you missed it:

Free Supplies for Your Charity and Beneficiaries
Giving World help charities access brand new life-essentials for free. They redirect business end-of-line, surplus and discontinued stock to the most deprived communities in the UK.

Spotting the Signs of Child Exploitation Video
Listen to parents talk about the changes they noticed when their child was being exploited. Parents are often the first to notice. It is so important to act quickly and intervene early if you suspect your child is being exploited.

Vaccinations for over 70s
People who are over 70 and haven’t had their first vaccination can contact the NHS National Booking Service for an appointment. West Yorkshire is expected to have reached everyone in the first four priority groups by the middle of February.


In case you missed it:

COVID-19 Vaccination Engagement
Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group is working in partnership with Calderdale Council, Healthwatch and VSI Alliance and would like to understand people’s views and experiences of the COVID-19 vaccine in Calderdale.


Green Social Prescribing Fund – Deadline: 2nd March
West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership is offering grants of between £5k and £10k for innovative projects that either enable people to access nature-based activities or involve creating new greenspaces in areas of need.

Flood Resilience Fund – Deadline: 3rd March
Community Foundation for Calderdale launched the Flood Resilience Fund last week in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund. Organisations can apply for up to £20K to improve Calderdale’s resilience in flood-risk areas.

In case you missed it:

New lockdown fund to help Calderdale families
Families who are struggling financially with the extra pressures of COVID-19, staying at home and home-schooling will be supported by Calderdale Council’s new lockdown support fund.

NHS Charities Together Webinar – February 2021
Leeds Hospitals Charity Head of Grants, Rebecca Baldaro-Boot, talks through the details of the NHS Charities Together Stage 2 funding opportunity in West Yorkshire & Harrogate.


Calderdale Open Minds (CAMHS) Mental Health Outreach Practitioner – Closing date: 22nd February
Northpoint Open Minds (CAMHS) are looking for a qualified, experienced and skilled professional to support staff, young people and families within the Youth Justice Service and Special Educational Needs Team in Calderdale.

Finance & HR Manager – Closing date: 11th March
There is an exciting opportunity at WomenCentre for a qualified and experienced finance manager to join the Senior Management Team as Finance and HR Manager.

In case you missed it:

Kirklees Quality and Engagement Support Officer – Closing date: 23rd February
Reporting to the VAC Engagement Co-ordinator, you will support the delivery and further roll-out of the Quality 4 Health + Wellbeing accreditation across Kirklees by recruiting and supporting local organisations.


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.