“Working in partnership to influence and transform health and social care”
The Voluntary and Community Sector Alliance (VCSA) covers Bradford District and Craven, and has been developed by the local Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) to become an equal partner in the Integrated Care System, alongside with other key local health, social care and support providers.
To deliver this, providers in health, social care and support services have come together to form the Bradford Provider Alliance (BPA) and the Airedale Providers Alliance Group (APAG). The VCSA manages VCS Representation on different Partnership Groups associated with Health and Social Care, and co-ordinates the local Voluntary and Community Sector to deliver different Health and Social Care projects across the Bradford District and Craven.
In the Spotlight
THE VCS ALLIANCE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOTIFICATION
To be held on Wednesday 22 November 2023, 12:45pm
Perkin House, 82 Grattan Road, Bradford, BD1 2LU.
The AGM will receive The VCS Alliance Annual accounts 2022–2023.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Harnessing the Power of Communities Participatory Grant Awards
The VCS Alliance is about to go live with a new way of awarding grant funding known as Participatory Grant Making. Participatory Grant Making (PGM) and Participatory Budgeting (PB) are often used interchangeably. Though there are differences in the circumstances in which they are applied the actual processes for determining the awards are shared processes. The video talks about PB but applies to PGM also.
Participatory grant-making particularly benefits affected communities, by ensuring they have a direct say in deciding how resources are used. But it benefits funders as well; this form of grant-making allows us to learn from and better align our grant-making with the needs and aspirations of local communities and constituencies. It can also help us reach new groups that would otherwise have been off our radar.
We are not getting rid of our more traditional way of awarding grants, Participatory Grant Making will be a process we use when it is appropriate.
The grant award is now open to applications:
HPOC Participatory Budgeting Grant Making Award — The VCS Alliance
Bradford District and Craven
02 October 2023
03 November 2023
£500 — £6000
“Mel Pickup is Chief Executive of Bradford Teaching
Hospitals Foundation Trust. In this podcast series, she sits down with colleagues and partners, from across the trust and the wider community, to find out more about them and their contributions to the health and wellbeing of people in Bradford”.
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Let’s Talk — With Mel Pickup
“Chief Executive of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mel Pickup, is joined by Sam Keighley, Chief Executive of the Bradford VCS alliance.
Sam speaks about her commitment to social justice and her long career in public,
voluntary and social enterprise organisations. She also speaks about the work of the alliance and the important role it plays in the health and wellbeing of the people in our district”.
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