Local Connections Fund – Round 2

abbreviated,  read the full article here:
The National Lottery Community Fund (tnlcommunityfund.org.uk)

This is the second round of the Local Connections Fund, a £4 million investment designed to help small charities and community groups working to reduce loneliness by building community connections across England.

The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, is investing £2 million into this second round of funding. This will be used to fund hundreds of ‘microgrants’ between £300 and £2,500, so small, local organisations (with an annual income of £50,000 or less) can bring people and communities together.

By a ‘community’, we mean people:

·         living in the same area – like a city, town or street
·         who share characteristics – like beliefs, values, interests or faith
·         who can be grouped together in some other way.

Two rounds of funding

The Local Connections Fund has been split into two equal rounds of funding. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) provided the first £2 million, which was distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund and completed at the end of March 2021.

The second round of funding is provided by The National Lottery Community Fund.

If you received funding in Round 1, you will not be eligible for funding in Round 2.

Funding size

£300 to £2,500

Total available

£2 million in Round 2 – successful applicants must have completed their project and spent their grant by 30 November 2021

Application deadline

Applications open – 28 June 2021 at 10am

Applications close – 6 August 2021 at 5pm


Read the full article here:
The National Lottery Community Fund (tnlcommunityfund.org.uk)

Coronavirus restrictions so far

With July the 19th still set to be the date of all coronavirus restrictions being lifted, here is what the current guidelines are:

To read all available information visit Gov.uk: Coronavirus, what you can and cannot do

How the rules changed on 21 June

The rules on weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and wedding receptions or civil partnership celebrations changed on 21 June.

The rules on commemorative events following a death such as a wake, stone setting or ash scattering changed on 21 June.

The rules on care home visits changed on 21 June.

The rules on domestic residential visits for children changed on 21 June.

Large events pilots from 21 June

A limited series of pilot events will take place to produce additional evidence on reopening events safely. Attendees will need to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative test.

Calderdale PCN newsletter: Calderdale Vaccination programme

Welcome to the first edition of Calderdale Primary Care Network’s E-Newsletter where we’ll be sharing the work being done across Calderdale to make health and social care services work better for the communities that we serve. Calderdale’s Primary Care Networks are Central HalifaxCalder & RyburnNorth HalifaxLower Valley and Upper Valley.

In this edition we’re talking about our work delivering the vaccination programme which is currently being rolled out across Calderdale.

Read newsletter here

Walk in vaccination clinics around Calderdale

To encourage more people to get vaccinated, there will be several pop up vaccination clinics across Calderdale.

These clinics offer the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for anyone over 18 years old.


Tuesday 29th June, 10am-5pm: Bankfield Surgery, 15 Huddersfield Road, Elland, HX5 9BA
Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine available for all over 18s.

Wednesday 30 June, 8.30am – 4.30pm: Todmorden Group Practice, Todmorden Health Centre, Lower George Street, Todmorden, OL14 5RN
Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine available for all over 18s.

Thursday 1 July, 9:30am-4pm: Sports Hall, Inspire Centre, Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax , HX1 3UZ (Sports Centre is opposite the main building)
Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine available for all over 18s.



North Halifax Active Community Engagement Coordinator


Based in the Neighbourhood team at Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
37 hours per week
£26,045 per annum

From the first Sure Start Children’s Centre to the first Men in Sheds group in Calderdale and lots in between. North Halifax is an area with a history of successful volunteer and community led programmes. And you could be part of it!

North Halifax Partnership is looking to appoint an individual to lead the Active Calderdale place based work in North Halifax.

The role involves:

· Establishing relationships with community organisations, services, projects and programmes to embed the Active Calderdale agenda and change how physical activity is perceived and approached at a local level.

· Understanding the driving factors affecting physical inactivity levels in a place and working with the community to address and change these factors.

It is essential that you have

– Experience of developing and maintaining positive stakeholder relationships that deliver impact.

– A track record of achievement of results and impact gained by experience in a field related to community development.

We are especially looking for someone who will recognise the existing potential in North Halifax and be able to harness the power of the community to find solutions that are practical and lasting. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of approaches of addressing physical inactivity in communities and will have the ability to advocate for local people, whilst keeping good working relationships with service providers.

About NHP

North Halifax Partnership is a community-led charity with a purpose to support individuals from cradle to grave, and to carry out activities which relieve poverty and disadvantage, promote health and wellbeing, and strengthen communities.

We deliver children’s centres and family support services; a Staying Well service to tackle loneliness and isolation; the Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative helps people into employment and training, provides youth and diversionary projects and delivers activities that make the community safer, cleaner, greener and more cohesive.

NHP supports the Calderdale ambition to be the most active borough in the North.

If you are interested and want to know more, we encourage you to get in touch and ask us about the role, all enquiries welcome.


Contact: Tina Burke on 01422 251090

For an application pack please visit our website Northhalifaxpartnershipworksupport Or www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk


If you have any problems please contact our Core Services team on 01422 251090.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 14 July 21


North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake a DBS Check.

Trainers Wanted to deliver courses for our Sure Start families

Do you, or someone you know deliver courses and activities to families/parent/carers?

Sure Start Children’s Centres NHP deliver a termly programme of courses and activities for families across the North & East and Lower Valley areas of Calderdale.  We are looking to expand our database of trainers who would be willing to tender for some of these activities.

Our primary focus is to work with targeted families around being healthy and choosing  healthy lifestyles, raising attainment and being school ready and improving parenting aspirations and skills.

Trainers will need to provide a DBS processed within the last 3 years and have relevant insurance cover.

If you are interested or would like to know more information please contact Leanne.barlow@nhpltd.org.uk.


Pimp my Picnic outcome and feedback

After several successful community litter picks and with lockdown easing further, Pimp My Pellon has begun branching out to include social events because we believe that a thriving community flows from the relationships and connections between the people that make up that community. The Eden Project’s Big Lunch in early June gave the perfect opportunity to bring the community together to celebrate and say thanks to our neighbours following the trials and tribulations of the last 18 months.

Neighbours were invited to bring along some food for themselves or to share, a picnic blanket or chair to the green on Pellon New Road, a space we eventually hope to develop into a community focal point and gathering place. Ten neighbours gathered to eat together, chat, play giant garden games and paint pebbles before hiding them around the green. We had some great discussions about all sorts of things, but in particular about creating an annual fun event for the Pellon community that could highlight and celebrate some of its history. So watch this space!

In the end, the time flew by and we all really enjoyed the afternoon. We look forward to doing it all again next year!