Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team
Regional/National News & Information
Coronavirus Scam Alert Issue #8
West Yorkshire Trading Standards weekly update on COVID-19 related scams.
Public Health England Coronavirus Posters for Stay Alert Phase
These resources contain official guidance and key messages for Stay Alert phase relating to social distancing in specific settings.
Third Sector Awards Early Bird Entries – Deadline Tomorrow
You have until tomorrow (28th May) to get your early bird Third Sector entries in. Now is the perfect opportunity to shout about your charity, organisation and team.
What the Latest Government Guidance Means for People Affected by Dementia
The government has updated the restrictions on what people can and can’t do during the coronavirus pandemic and it’s important to be aware of what this means for people affected by dementia.
Creative Leadership Course
Creative Leadership is for people working in the arts and cultural sector who want to strengthen their leadership skills, and who are driven by social impact in their work. It is a new free programme run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs, funded by Arts Council England’s Transforming Leadership programme.
Sharing Good Practice in Autism and/or Neurodiversity
Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network is working in partnership with West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health Care Partnership to identify a range of projects and programmes across the region which demonstrate a positive impact on the physical and/or mental health and wellbeing of young adults (14-25) and adults who have Autism and/or Neurodiversity.
West Yorkshire And Harrogate Health and Care Partnership – Weekly Update
This week’s leadership messages come from Richard Stubbs, CEO for Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network; Jo Farn, Programme Director, System and Leadership Development, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership; and Professor Sean Duffy, Clinical Lead for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance.
Funding News & Resources
Funding to support armed forces charities doing vital work during pandemic – Deadline: 29th May
Serving personnel, veterans and their families will benefit from an additional £6-million of new funding to ensure they get the support they need during the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus Community Support Fund
Opened today, funding will help maintain and enhance services for vulnerable people affected by the current crisis, where delivery organisations are experiencing income disruption and/or increased demand.
Government Loneliness COVID-19 Fund
Organisations working to tackle loneliness and build social connections are invited to apply for a share of £5 million of funding, which the government is investing to help them to continue and adapt their critical work.
Social Prescribing Link Worker – Closing date: 28th May
The social prescribing link worker will be employed by Pennine GP Alliance Ltd with direction from the Primary Care Networks (PCN) and based within the PCN practices.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or see below contact information.
We can support you with:
- Organisational development
- Social enterprise, business development and asset transfer
- All aspects of establishing a new group or organisation
- Quality assurance including Quality For Health
- Safeguarding support
- Fundraising and income generation
- Partnership working
- Specialist financial advice and services
- Volunteering brokerage and development
- Engagement Champions
- Voice and representation of the VCS sector
Delivery Manager, food banks and Sowerby/Ryburn area – contact Jayne Leech: email@example.com
Funding, business planning and any groups in Upper Valley – contact Pat Akerman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Communication – e-bulletin/social media – contact Jake Farrar: email@example.com
Volunteering support and any groups in Central Halifax – contact Charlie Johnston: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organisational development – any groups in North Halifax – contact Rachel Shaw: email@example.com
Organisational development – any groups in Lower Valley – contact Olivia Swingler: firstname.lastname@example.org
Locality specialist support – contact Sophie Michelena: email@example.com
WYCAS: specialist financial advice – contact Helen Galvin: firstname.lastname@example.org