Help Us Spread The Word: New Friendship Group for Adults in Kirklees

23rd June Explore Castle Hill 5.5 mile walk fro m The Golden Cock, Farnley Tyas

Join us for a Summer of Fun with Friendlees

TSL Kirklees, in partnership with Happy U, has launched a new pilot project, with seed funding from Kirklees Council.  The idea behind Friendlees is that any of us, whatever age, due to circumstances beyond our control and life changes such as a bereavement, divorce or moving house, can find ourselves lonely or isolated and in need of some new friends to socialise with.

Friendlees host and co-ordinator, Kelly Williams says:

We all know what it feels like to want to go to that new show, film or gig, but not have anyone to go with.  Friendlees will help you make connections and find shared interest without it being scary.  We want everyone to feel welcome, relaxed and pleased that they came along – and you never know, you might find a few new friends along the way.

The project is being launched with a series of 6 free events and activities all over Kirklees, including walks, trips, music, dancing, and sing-along cinema.  In addition, people can join the Friendlees group on Facebook, and host a coffee catch-up or pub meet-up in their local area and invite other members to join them, or they can suggest events that they’d like to go to and see if other members would like to go along.

The Summer of Fun events, run between June and September, starting with a 5.5 mile Castle Hill walk on 23rd June, with coffee stop at the top whilst admiring the view, and optional pint at The Golden Cock in Farnley Tyas.

Find out more on the Facebook group or Friendlees website.

How you can help

Contact us: info@friendlees.co.uk or comms@tslkirklees.org.uk

 

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Growing Great Places Crowdfunding Platform is Live

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Book Now For Workshops in North & South Kirklees to Find Out More

Growing Great Places is a new community crowdfunding programme to support citizens and organisations who have great ideas for making our local places even better. Kirklees Council are pledging £50k of funding over the next year, plus advice and support to help you run a great crowdfunding campaign.

You might have a little idea that can have a big impact by bringing a place together. Or you might need some help growing support for an ambitious project that’s just getting started.

If you’re interested in finding out more, register now for one of these free community crowdfunding workshops, hosted by Spacehive, where you can:

– Learn about the programme and how you can get involved
– Hear about the funding available and the process to apply
– Learn about what makes a great crowdfunding project
– Get tips and advice on running a successful crowdfunding campaign

South Kirklees workshop – register now
Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Main Hall, Meltham Carlile Institute, Huddersfield Road, Meltham HD9 4AG

North Kirklees workshop – register now
Tuesday 25th June 2019,  6pm to 8pm
Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury WF12 8DG

Book Now to Meet the New Director of Children’s Services & Find Out About £20k Grants

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TSL Kirklees Members’ Meeting: Focus on Children and Families

Thursday 13th June

2pm to 4pm

Huddersfield Mission

(Please aim to arrive for 1.45pm so that we can start promptly at 2pm as Mel Meggs has limited time available due to an Ofsted Inspection.)

This is a great opportunity for any local third sector organisations who work with children and families to meet and hear from Mel Meggs, the new Director of Children’s Services for Kirklees Council. We want to make sure that she’s aware of the range of vital and innovative work our members do in this field and so we’ll be presenting short case studies from some of our members. And as ever, there’ll be chance to network over tea and cake, make connections and build relationships, and find out who’s doing what in Kirklees.

In addition Groundwork will be telling us how groups in Kirklees can apply for grants of up to £20k for innovative projects around encouraging people into work, training & education (similar to our own Community Learning Works project).

Book now on Eventbrite

Meetings are free and open for members of TSL Kirklees, or for non-members who would like to visit before joining.  Membership starts from £12 per year.  Find out more.

 

LAST CHANCE: Nominate Your Volunteers for the Great Volunteer Get Together

Great Volunteer Get Together

Thank your volunteers with an invitation to this Volunteers’ Week celebration event

As part of Volunteers’ Week, Volunteering Kirklees are organising a Great Volunteer Get Together celebrating volunteering in Kirklees and thanking all those people who help out and keep our organisations running.

You can nominate anyone who volunteers for your organisation for an invitation and they will be rewarded with a glass of fizz, cake and entertainment, and will hear from special guest speaker, Kim Leadbeater from the Jo Cox Foundation/More in Common at Mirfield Showground (as part of the Great Green Get Together) on Saturday 8th June, from 3pm to 5pm.

Places are limited, so let us know as soon as possible if you’d like someone to come.  Email for further details and invitations: volunteer@tslkirklees.org.uk

Kirklees Council Launching New Community Crowdfunding Initiative

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Register Now to Find Out More at the Growing Great Places Launch Event

Thursday 23rd May 2019

The Media Centre, Northumberland Street, Huddersfield HD1 1RL

Register to take part in our launch event

You are invited to the launch of Growing Great Places, a new community crowdfunding programme funded by Kirklees Council.

We’ve partnered with crowdfunding platform Spacehive on this exciting new initiative. As part of the programme we’re providing extra support to residents and groups who have ideas to share. There will be a fund of £50,000 available, with projects potentially getting pledges of up to £5,000 to support their campaign, plus workshops to help you pitch your idea.

People make places great: Our towns, villages and communities are the strength of Kirklees. You might have a little idea that can have a big impact by bringing a place together. Or you might need some help growing support for an ambitious project that’s just getting started.

This event will tell you everything you need to know to join in.

Register to take part in our launch event

Learn more about the programme: Growing Great Places

Dying Matters Awareness Week

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TSL Kirklees Member, Kirkwood Hospice, has commissioned a play for Dying Matters Awareness Week.

Spread the Word will be performed this Friday (17th May) at 2pm and is designed to get people thinking about planning for the future, their choices and wishes.  It will also give people an opportunity to find out more about the hospice and its services.

To find out more and book a place, contact Joanne Martin – joanne.martin@kirkwoodhospice.co.uk

Meet the Buyer: Adult & Community Learning

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Kirklees Council are holding a meet the buyer event for people interested in tendering for KMCIRS-064 – Provision of Education, Training, Employment and Lifelong Learning, in Huddersfield on Wednesday 5 June 2019, 12.30pm-2.00pm.

This is for organisations registered under Categories 1 and 2 who are interested in delivering ESFA funded Adult and Community Learning for the academic year 2019/20.

This will allow us to share our aspirations for the coming year and provide an overview of the tendering process.

Potential providers need to be registered on the YorTender procurement portal before they can be invited to tender.  Find out more here: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=b1435385-05dc-e711-80e7-005056b64545.

Please email emma.bolton@kirklees.gov.uk to book a place at the event, before Friday 31 May.