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12 January 2022

Welcome to the latest edition of the Halton & St Helens Voluntary and Community Action E-Bulletin... 

Coalfields Recovery & Resilience Fund - Now Open for Enquiries

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 5.5 million people living in Britain’s former mining communities. Many of these communities still require support due to the huge impact the closure of the mines had upon them. The Coalfields Recovery & Resilience Fund was created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges in coalfield communities caused by the pandemic. The fund is open to projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and are delivering support services that will make a positive difference...

Our Halton - 3rd Round of Funding for Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Halton Borough Council, wishes to offer the opportunity for voluntary and community organisations to apply for one or two year funding grants.  Organisations will need to demonstrate that they can help achieve the agreed aims, objectives and outcomes of the programme (outlined later in this guide), with the focus being on working with asylum seekers and refugees. In light of the current Global Pandemic – we are asking Partners to focus on how they would deliver services in light of Covid 19 restrictions. Grants for the third round will run for either a 12 month period with a maximum grant amount of £5,000, or 24 month period with a maximum grant of up to £10,000...

Warrington Speak Up - Job Vacancy

Warrington Speak Up is a registered charity providing statutory advocacy, non-statutory advocacy, self-advocacy, and a range of project work and participation and engagement services across Warrington.  They are looking for an energetic and passionate advocate to join their team and work together to promote social inclusion, equality and social justice, strengthening the voice of Warrington citizens...

Celebrating Halton’s Heritage - The Bleach Packers

Halton & St Helens VCA are very proud to be part of the Celebrating Halton’s Heritage partnership. They are launching “The Bleach Packers”, their first event on Wednesday 12th January. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, ‘The Bleach Packers’ is a video projection artwork and augmented reality trail. The AR trail is live from 12th January – use your smartphone and find bleach packers at locations across the borough...

Mamafit St Helens 2022

Mamafit Fitness Classes and Mums SOCIAL buggy walks for pregnant women and mums are now available for FREE in St Helens thanks to funding from the Peoples Health Trust and This Girl Can (Sport England)...

New Training: ‘An Introduction to Neurodiversity’

Starling CIO are a registered charity based in the North West of England working to increase knowledge, understanding and acceptance of neurodiversity in the UK. They are reaching out as they have just started to offer a brand new online training for professionals working in the creative industries who want to be more neuro-inclusive; ‘An Introduction to Neurodiversity’. Get to grips with the basics of the term ‘neurodiversity’ in this 2.5hr online training via Zoom. Perfect for organisations and professionals wanting to become more neuro-inclusive and support neurodivergent individuals through their work...

Cheshire Police Ethics Panel

The Cheshire Police & Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable are currently undertaking a recruitment process for their Ethics Panel. The Ethics Panel is an independent body which reviews ethical issues impacting on the police service, such as the use of stop and search and use of force. The Panel will meet 2-3 times a year and be responsible for reviewing ethical issues and reporting back to the Commissioner and the Chief Constable on its findings.  Independent Panel members are not paid, but will be paid all reasonable expenses in relation to the role. Those selected to be on the Panel will also be subject to vetting...

Help St Helens Mind When You Shop At Tesco

St Helens Mind calls out for votes to get a share of Tesco’s Community Grants fund. Local, independent charity, St.Helens Mind is bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco Community Grants initiative. Tesco works with community charity Groundwork to run its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £1,500, £1,000, and £500 awarded to local community projects. Three groups in every community have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant. St Helens Mind is one of the groups on the shortlist. You can get your tokens when you shop at Tesco Express at Windle Island, Bowness Avenue and Tesco Extra in St Helens...

Primary Care Webinar Session

Whether you’ve always wanted to work in the health sector or have never thought about it before, the huge range of careers in the NHS will amaze you! There are clinical and non-clinical careers available. You could work on the front line or never see a patient and still make a difference to people’s lives. Find out more in this webinar session. Suitable for parents, guardians, teachers and anyone in year 9 +. It will be an information , advice and guidance session with the opportunity to ask questions from professionals from the sector...

VCA Membership

Halton and St Helens VCA are pleased to welcome our new and re-registered affiliated, non-affiliated and associate members.  We all look forward to working with you. If you'd like to find out about your membership status, click on the link below which will take you to our current list of Affiliated  members, or contact Lynne Daffern (ldaffern@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk) or Debbie Morris (dmorris@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk) for more information




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