VSI Alliance


Calderdale Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Support Service (VSI Alliance) is a partnership between six organisations, made up of four providers and two commissioning bodies, working together and sharing skills to benefit voluntary and community sector groups working in Calderdale:

  • Voluntary Action Calderdale (VAC)
  • Sector Support Calderdale (North Bank Forum)
  • West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service (WYCAS)
  • Locality
  • Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group & Calderdale Council

What we offer

Through a single point of contact voluntary and community sector (VCS) groups and organisations working in Calderdale will have access to a range of tailored support services, training and advice, covering:

  • Organisational development support
  • Social enterprise, business development and asset transfer
  • Governance
  • All aspects of establishing a new group or organisation
  • Quality assurance including Quality For Health
  • Safeguarding support
  • Fundraising and income generation
  • Partnership working
  • Specialist financial advice and services
  • Volunteering brokerage and development
  • Engagement Champions
  • Voice and representation of the VCS sector

The Alliance will be operational from the 3rd April 2018.

How to get in touch

The Alliance will be based at the following address:

c/o VAC, Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5AY

Tel: 01422 348777, Email: info@vsialliance.org.uk

Web: www.vsialliance.org.uk n.b the website will not be operational until May 2018.


Individual staff member contact details are as follows:

Pat Akerman               pat.akerman@vsialliance.org.uk        01422 431091

Steve Blackman         steve.blackman@vsialliance.org.uk   01422 431096

Jo Bolland                   jo.bolland@vsialliance.org.uk             01422 438725

Alan Duncan               alan.duncan@vsialliance.org.uk         01422 431093

Jake Farrar                 jake.farrar@vsialliance.org.uk            01422 438722

Jayne Leech               jayne.leech@vsialliance.org.uk          01422 438721

Olivia Swingler            olivia.swingler@vsialliance.org.uk      01422 431098

Sophie Michelena       sophie.michelena@vsialliance.org.uk Locality – specialist support

Helen Galvin               helen.galvin@vsialliance.org.uk  WYCAS – specialist financial advice

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