Let’s Create Jubilee Fund open to applications

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Arts Council England are investing £5million into a new programme distributed by UK Community Foundations.

This fund is aimed at groups and organisations wanting to present creative events celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.

Application deadline is February 28th.


Further guidance UK Community Foundations website

Your local Oxfam shop needs you!

Halifax Town centre’s Oxfam charity shop is currently looking for volunteers to help run the shop from Monday to Saturday 9am to 4:30pm.

There is need for a range of roles and some more specialist roles, from shop floor, till operation, to stock management. Come help us run the shop, be part of a fantastic team and earn some hands on work experience while you’re at it!

We like to give volunteers an opportunity to try a range of areas before they find something that suits them. You might become a Shop VolunteerBookshop Volunteer or Music Shop Volunteer. Or, you might find yourself in a more specific role such as a Social Media Volunteer, an Admin/Finance Support Volunteer, or even a Lead Volunteer.

Whatever your skills or interests, there’s something for everyone…

Specific Shop Requirements: Right now, the shop is looking for shop volunteers over the age of 18 and for people who’d like to volunteer with its online shop as a listing specialist.

Please email: cprice@oxfam.org.uk your application or to find out more.

You can also drop in at the shop and enquire about volunteering options. Volunteering packs are available upon request.

Oxfam Halifax Town Centre
37 Crown Street, Halifax. HX1 1TT
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 9am – 4.30pm

Men United on from December Bacon butties

On December 2021 Men United members enjoyed Bacon and Tomato sandwiches for Christmas with compliments of Staying Well and NHP.

Event reminder

Cheese and Tomato sandwiches were provided for vegetarian’s and it was washed down with tea and coffee.

This pre Christmas get together was at Halifax Rugby Union Football Club, Ovenden Park.

After taking a break due to Covid restrictions, Men United resume their meetings every Wednesday between 10am to 12pm, throughout the year at the Halifax Rugby Union Football Club.

Everyone is welcome on any Wednesday. Contact Peter on 07599524471, Grayham on 07866810737, or email daniel.marham@calderdale,gov.uk .

Healthy Minds January – March 22 Recovery & Support ​Offer! 

Our Recovery & Support team at Healthy Minds is excited to bring the people of Calderdale a new-and-improved offer of peer-support groups, drop-ins, activities, workshops and ‘Walks for Wellbeing’ in our January – March 2022 programme!

There is a big range of support on offer across Calderdale to help you stay well, whether you are looking for emotional support, relaxing activities, information, advice, or a way to stay active, we will help you find the right fit for your needs.
To book or enquire about any of our services, please contact your local Recovery & Support Worker:
Halifax/Lower Valley area: nicola@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
Upper Calder Valley area: deborah@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
For Walks for Wellbeing contact: liz@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
Or call us on 01422 345154

Find out more about whether our services might be for you at our website: https://www.healthymindscalderdale.co.uk/recoverysupport.html

Often called the ‘spine’ of Healthy Minds, the service that provides a range of opportunities for people in Calderdale to explore different ways of looking after their wellbeing, from attending peer-support groups to doing gentle activities such as art, meditation, allotment, craft, walking, yoga and more.
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Game in Mind 5-a-side football sessions for boys 14-17 years

[Taken from Invictus Wellbeing website]

Invictus Wellbeing and FC Halifax Town are planning a new pilot initiative aimed at  boys aged 14-17 year old.

Football and Coaching will be led by Halifax Town and their professional coaching team whilst Invictus Wellbeing will provide its interventions through highly skilled and qualified mental health professionals.

Running three sessions of 5-aside football and peer led intervention sessions  between February and March (dates to be confirmed) these sessions will use football as a way of addressing issues such as anxiety, low mood, anger management and emotional regulation.

It is our belief that football can be an effective tool and vehicle for building confidence, self-esteem, community cohesion, resilience and importantly for this project, opening conversations around mental health and wellbeing.

For more info and to book, visit:

These sessions will run at the Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax HX1 2YS

Halifax North and East Friday Flyer 14 January 2022 – OUT NOW!

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This week:

  • VCS Peer Support Webinar 18th January 2022
  • Transforming Cities Consultation period extended to January 30th
  • Offload: Build a winning mindset at OSCA
  • Cabinet Office latest advisory on Coronavirus

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VSI Alliance Update 14 January 2022

VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team


The latest VSI alliance News & Events discusses Coronavirus vaccination, local consultations, online activities and training opportunities from various organisations, as well as job vacancies and volunteering opportunities.

Read the updates here

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.