Find your Valentail and support your local RSPCA!

Can you believe it’s February already? Which means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. We know that traditionally, this is a time to declare our love for our significant others. However, we think our beloved pets should be included in this too, right?!

We’re glad you agree! Since we have oodles of fur babies who don’t have anyone to love this February and are waiting to be chosen as your Valentail! Could it be…..

 

Simply visit our website and select a mystery door to discover your very own Valentail waiting behind it!

Anyone who donates to their Valentail, will receive a surprise message from them on Tuesday Feb 14th!

Letting you know how your donation has helped them on their journey to find love in a new forever home!

This year’s appeal runs from February 1st – February 14th and will not only help us raise vital funds in these very difficult times – but also raise awareness of our work and most importantly, find homes for the animals in our care!

Thank you so much for your support.

So, who will be your Valentail?!…

RSPCA Picture Perfect Pet Photo Competition January 20!

Local RSPCA are on the lookout for Picture Perfect Pets

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch’s annual ‘Picture Perfect Pet’ photo competition is live!

All entries are being judged on their ‘cuteness’ and ‘all-round best image’. The digital competition can be entered via the charity’s website or by email. Entries cost just £2 and will feature 3 animal categories for Cats, Dogs and Other pets.

Three RSPCA kittens pose for their photo!

Lauren Moore, Fundraising Manager says “We’re starting the year with one of our favourite virtual events – our Picture Perfect Pet Photo Competition! It’s a fun way of showing how much our animal companions mean to us and who knows, you might even win a £30 Pets At Home gift voucher and a rosette!’’

 

The competition is open to every kind of pet, whether that’s a dog, cat, rabbit, reptile, horse or bird!

A previous first place winner – Niffle the ferret – with his 1st place rosette!

Simply submit your photo by January 20th at midday and you could be in with the chance of winning 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in either of the 3 Pet Categories. Winners will be announced on January 22nd.

For more information about the competition and the branch please visit:  www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk/picture-perfect-pet-photo-competition-2023/

 


“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.  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.”

Calderdale Cares Careers recruitment fairs Jan 25th and Feb 4

Are you looking for a new role in social care?

Calderdale Cares Careers recruitment fair Calderdale Employment Hub join forces with Welcome Independent living to host the first Calderdale Cares Careers event of 2023. This career’s fair is open to job seekers, secondary schools, and further education students from across Calderdale to explore career opportunities in the Health & Social Care sector. The event will allow people to learn about career options directly from employers and professionals. In addition, this event will showcase the educational pathways and explain the skills needed to pursue different careers in the sector. The event will promote a range of careers linked to the care sector. There will also be an opportunity to meet employers, get support with interviews, CV and apply for live vacancies. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a career change, career development and those who are finishing compulsory education. Upcoming events The Orange Box 1 Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1AF on Wednesday 25 January,10am – 2pm – Register hereTodfellows Space Oxford St, Todmorden OL14 5PU on Thursday 2 February,10am – 2pm – Register here For more information about the event, please contact growyourfuture@calderdale.gov.uk. You can also visit the Calderdale Cares Careers website for live vacancies.

Calderdale Cares : Why Work With Us?

Calderdale Council is supporting our adult social care providers in their recruitment to support vulnerable people. We want to make it easier for people looking for roles in social care to connect directly with care providers working in Calderdale.

VSI Alliance: Voluntary Sector Open Day 

If you’re looking for a career in the VCSE sector, this will be the perfect opportunity to meet local VCSE Organisations and find out about volunteering opportunities across Calderdale.

No need to book in advance, you can just drop in.

Monday 23rd January 20231pm – 6pm (Drop in)VAC Resource Centre, 8b Hall St Halifax HX1 5AY 

 

The Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector offers an array of both volunteering and paid job opportunities.

Find a Warm Space near you in Calderdale

One of the ways Calderdale community is trying to help with the current cost of living crisis is by running Warm Spaces.

Warm Spaces are initiatives where a company, group or organisation open their centre to the residents of their community, offering a place for them to stay warm and where possible, have a warm drink, enjoy a chat, even engage in activities.

The link will take you to Calderdale Council’s Directory for Warm Spaces in the Calderdale Area.

Warm Spaces Directory – Calderdale

All the Warm Spaces listed are registered with Calderdale Council.

Does your organisation provide a Warm Space service? You can register your details through this portal and ensure your local community is aware of it.

The page has links for nationwide Warm Space directories and searching facilities as well.

 

VSI Alliance Update 13 January 2023

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 available funding, local events, consultations, job opportunities and volunteering options. The newsletter also highlights current campaigns and local organisations.

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.

Calderdale Council: Community Small Grants Scheme 

Calderdale community groups running events and projects to support local towns, people and the environment are invited to apply for grants from a £70,000 Council funding pot.

Grants to boost community projectsOne off grants up to £3000 from a £70,000 council funding pot Deadline to apply:  Monday 6th February 2023

Grants will be awarded to projects that help achieve the Council’s priorities to create strong, thriving towns and places, reduce inequalities and tackle the climate emergency. For more information please click here Click the button below and apply online before the deadline: 9am on 06/02/23. 

Apply for a grant