Halifax North and East Friday Flyer 30 September 2022 – OUT NOW!

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This week:

  • RSPCA and Halifax Minster on #WorldAnimalDay Sunday October 2nd
  • MacMillan Coffee Morning at St Columba’s community Hall October 
  • Next Ovenden Ward Forum October 5th
  • Overgate Hospice Heroes Saturday October 1st at Illingworth Sports Club

Have a great weekend!

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Expression of Interest for Funding to Delivery Services Tackling Violent Crime

Calderdale’s Community Safety Partnership:
Expression of Interest for Funding to Delivery Services Tackling Violent Crime

Calderdale’s Community Safety Partnership (CSP) has been allocated funding at a borough level following the successful award from the Home Office to the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU). The awarded funding for 2022/23 to the VRU from the Home Office is to support a programme of interventions across West Yorkshire to contribute towards the following:

  1. A reduction in hospital admissions for assaults with a knife or sharp object and especially among those victims aged under 25.
  2. A reduction in knife-enabled serious violence and especially amongst those victims aged under 25, and 
  3. A reduction in all non-domestic homicides and especially amongst those victims aged under 25 involving knifes.

Calderdale CSP has been allocated funds from the VRU for the purpose of delivering a local programme of interventions in quarters 3 and 4 (September 2022– March 2023), and in doing so contribute to the above listed outcomes.

Calderdale’s intervention programme for 2022/3 has been informed by a Violent Crime Needs Assessment as well as the CSP’s own Strategic Assessment. Calderdale CSP (with support from providers and partners) has successfully delivered VRU interventions for the last two years and has used the evidence provided by the evaluation of these programmes to formulate the following specification for this year’s (Q3 & Q4) intervention activity.

The following funding opportunities are available:

  • Outreach Provision (Inviting bids of up to £12,000)
  • Enriching Activities, 1:1 & Group Work Programmes (Inviting bids of up to £12,000)
  • Focused Deterrent (Teachable Moments) (Inviting bids of up to £30,000)

Click Here to Download the Word Document for Full Details.

All Expressions of Interest received by the required deadline will be evaluated by the Violent Crime & Safer Streets Delivery Group. Applicants will receive notification of the outcome of applications on the week commencing the 10th of October 2022.

Please return to Expression of Interest form to 
community-safety@calderdale.gov.uk by 9AM on 03/10/2022. 

Download Expression of Interest Form Here (Word Document)

VSI Alliance Update 30 September 2022

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

 

Read the latest updates from the VSI alliance. You will find information on local events and available training, job opportunities and volunteering options. The newsletter also highlights current campaigns and consultations.

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.

RSPCA and Halifax Minster on #WorldAnimalDay Sunday October 2nd

Local RSPCA and Halifax Minster Celebrate #WorldAnimalDay with Fun and Quirky, unique Animal Blessing Service this Sunday!

 

THE RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District branch in partnership with Halifax Minster are set to hold their annual animal blessing service in celebration of World Animal Day on Sunday 2nd October.

(A St Bernard is blessed by Trish Boyd at a previous service)

This annual service celebrates World Animal Day by giving attendees the chance to bring their beloved pets along to an animal friendly service, with reader Trish giving each animal their own blessing.

The light-hearted service will include light refreshments for people and their pets and takes place at 2.00pm on Sunday 3rd October at Halifax Minster, Causeway, Halifax, HX1 1QL.

 

Fay Gibbons, Digital Fundraiser said “World Animal Day is such a special day and what better way to celebrate than with this fun and unique service, in the beautiful settings of Halifax Minster. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience to have our furry friends join us in the pews, so why not join us and be part of this special occasion!”

 

All animals are invited to attend, but dogs must be kept on a lead and small animals (such as cats, hamsters, rabbits etc) kept in carriers. All animals will be blessed in their seat and the service usually lasts around 45 minutes. Photos can also be blessed for anyone who has lost their pet or would find it too difficult to physically attend.

The RSPCA animal centre in Halifax is a self-funded, local charity and is hoping to raise awareness of the animal welfare work they do within the Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford areas. All proceeds raised on the day will be split between the RSPCA branch and the Halifax Minster.

 

To find out more about the Animal Blessing Service please visit the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford branch website here: www.rspcahalifaxaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk, alternatively you can also find out more on the Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/667315338027987.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work. Last year the branch rehomed over 500 animals. Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.

Halifax Minster was built some 900 years ago by Benedictine monks from Cluny, and it is that Benedictine tradition which shapes its ministry today: with daily worship; a place for education, culture and civic engagement; and a place of hospitality. The Minster belongs to the whole community: to the Christian community; to those of the other faith communities; and to those who have no faith. Everyone is welcome to come and experience the rich depth of heritage and spirituality. Visitors and new members looking for somewhere to worship regularly are both invited to come and join us for quiet services during the week, and to hear the Minster choirs and organs perform at weekends, as we join the Saints and Angels in the eternal hymn of praise to God the creator. The Minster serves Halifax and the borough of Calderdale, but we are also part of the worldwide Christian community. We are part of the Anglican Diocese of Leeds and particularly the Huddersfield Episcopal Area, and we have international links with Halifax’s twin town of Aachen, in Germany, and our mission partner, the Cathedral Church of St Peter, Kowak, in the Diocese of Rorya in Tanzania. The Minster is also the spiritual home to the Duke of Wellington Regiment and Association, now subsumed into the Yorkshire Regiment.

MacMillan Coffee Morning at St Columba’s community Hall October 2nd and more

MacMillan Coffee Morning Sunday 2nd October 12 pm onwards

You are invited this Sunday 2nd October from 12 noon to the Macmillian coffee morning 💚 in St Columba’s Community Hall, just off Highroadwell Lane, Halifax.

There will be (among others)
Toasted currant teacakes
Unlimited tea, coffee and soft drinks
Cake stall
Raffle
Games

All welcome! Thanks in advance for your support for this great cause 💚

 

Afternoon Tea – Saturday 8th October, 2.00 pm til 4.00 pm

in St Columba’s Community Hall, just off Highroadwell Lane, Halifax.

Tickets for this event are £8 per person. All proceeds will go towards the ongoing church restoration.

Tickets available by calling/texting Trish Coyle 07908 666635 – by text Marina Armstrong 07768 875708 or by messaging St Columba’s Facebook page.

All welcome!  It will be a great afternoon as always!

Want to be part of the West Yorkshire Mayor’s Innovation Prize?

Are you aged 16-26?

Do you want to learn creative ways to solve the big challenges of today?

Do you have a business idea that address environmental challenges in West Yorkshire?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, read on!

Join us for an exciting innovation journey, where you will learn the tools and techniques to develop new ideas and make them happen. We will also be sharing information about how to enter the Mayor’s Innovation Prize, which is awarding £10,000 to 16-25 year olds for new ideas on how to address environmental challenges in West Yorkshire.

  • Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre
  • Oct 5th 1.00 – 2.30pm
  • For 16-26 year olds
  • Free lunch provided

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/giving-innovation-a-go-the-mayors-innovation-prize-tickets-427789007437

Introduction to the DBS Service – 6th October

VSI Alliance:Introduction to the DBS Service Session – 6th October, 11:30 – 12:30

Delivered by the new Regional Consultant (Via Zoom) from DBS service, this free session is for anyone who needs to know a little bit about DBS but not in great depth.

We’ll be looking at the rile of the Disclosure and Barring service, understanding the checks and eligibility, how “Regulated Activity” with children and adults is defined (and what this means in practice)… Along with how to get support from the service. To book please email info@vsialliance.org.uk.