With the increasing number of terrorist
attacks associated with Islam across the globe, the constant negative portrayal
of Islam in the Media, and the current issues relating to Relationship Sex
Education in Schools and the LGBT community; isn’t it time to learn more about
Islam and Muslims from authentic sources? Here is the opportunity!
Third Sector Leaders Kirklees member, Growing Works, is holding a Summer Celebration and Annual General Meeting. This is an opportunity to hear about their projects and progress, and plans for the future. There will be bring and share food, free family activities, garden tours and music. For more information contact us on 01484 549479.
The allotments site is accessed by a track leading off Wakefield Road near the junction with Dalton Green Lane. A map of the allotments is attached but if you need directions on the day call 07719509703.
The Next Round of People Helping People Networks is Kicking off in Marsden on July 18th
People Helping People Network meetings are run by Third Sector Leaders Kirklees in partnership with Kirklees Council. They are designed to give information and support to community groups, voluntary groups, charities and social enterprises, and are often combined with another local event such as a Ward Forum, community celebration or workshop. We run them a couple of times a year in each of the 4 areas of Kirklees and try to hold each one in a different community.
Marsden Mechanics, July 18th, 6pm to 9pm
The next round of network meetings will be kicking off in Marsden on July 18th and will be hosted by the ward councillors, Rob Walker, Nell Griffiths and Lesley Warner as part of their Ward Forum. As well as featuring vital community updates on things like neighbourhood policing, household waste and recycling, and Locala baby weigh-in clinics, it will focus on helping you get more funding, find more volunteers, and upskill your team. And there’ll be time for sharing, networking and making connections.
After Marsden, PHP will be heading for North Kirklees and will be joining the celebration event for community groups who’ve been funded by the Cleckheaton and Heckmondwike Ward budgets at Cleckheaton Town Hall on 24th July. This meeting will focus on how to develop ideas, take the next steps and get more funding.
And then we’ll be visiting Dewsbury to look at crowdfunding with Dewsbury Soup and recruiting more volunteers with Volunteering Kirklees.
Join us for a free marketing conference for charities, community & voluntary groups & social enterprises in Kirklees.
The conference will cover different aspects of marketing, including social media, PR, and marketing strategy, and will focus on helping you add value and create impact for your organisation. It will help you learn how to turn your work into great stories and content that will help you shout about what you do.
We’ll hear from local industry experts from inspirational speakers who’ll share their stories and give you hints, tips and advice. Plus there’ll be a choice of practical workshops on things like marketing strategy, Facebook, writing a press release, creating content.
Speakers and workshops
We’re delighted to announce the initial line-up of speakers and workshops:
Janet Bebb from Social Progress – Janet is Director of one of only a handful of specialist social media marketing agencies in Kirklees and is one of only 8 accredited Facebook #SheMeansBusiness trainers in the UK, and the only certified adviser in the North of England. She’s also a expert networker, and active promoter of community, local business, Fairtrade and reycling. She’ll be sharing her knowledge and expertise with us, demonstrating her Big Screen Social social media wall and teaching us how to make the most of Facebook.
Rich Sutcliffe from Agency for Good – Rich runs a unique ethical marketing agency that offers free marketing support for non-profits. Rich runs his own social enterprise, is a member of Rotary International and is passionate about helping organisations become sustainable. He’ll be sharing his tips on creating impact for less and will be teaching us about marketing strategy.
Michelle Brown from Francis Browne Communications – Michelle is an experienced PR professional specialising in innovative technology companies, and as Marketing Director of Huddersfield Literature Festival has key part of promoting and growing the event over the last 6 years. She’s also involved in her local WI and has supported the Fair Trader Co-operative in Holmfirth. She’ll be sharing her story and teaching us how to make the most of our stories.
Merewyn Sayers from Sayers Solutions – Merewyn provides marketing and business support to small businesses and not-for-profit organisations. She is also heavily involved in a number of local third sector and community organisation and runs her own community network in HD8. She’ll be teaching us about effective email marketing.
Caroline Oughbridge from Communicating Brilliantly – Caroline is a writer, trainer and communications consultant, and former radio producer. She has worked with a number of third sector organisations including Alzheimer’s Society, Volunteering Kirklees, Age UK, Alcohol Concern and she regularly works with Third Sector Leaders Kirklees. She will be teaching us how to perfect our pitch and how to make how we introduce ourselves memorable and have impact.
SEYH Annual Conference – Rebelling Social Enterprise Style
Fri, 28 June 2019, 09:30 – 16:00
3-13 Lord Street
We are going to be Rebelling Social Enterprise Style on Friday 28th June in Huddersfield for the SEYH Annual Conference. Hear from and celebrate those that are rebelling against the status quo in their area, whether it be environment, education, healthcare or any other. It will be a fantastic forum to network and the facilitated discussions and social entrepreneur presentations will undoubtedly be thought provoking.
Opening the conference are Rachel Spencer-Henshall – Kirklees Director of Public Health and Shabir Pandor – Leader of Kirklees Council
Key note speakers are Nick Temple – Chief Executive of Social Investment Business and Lucy Findlay MBE – Managing Director of Social Enterprise Mark Company. Both speakers have worked in the social enterprise sector for a long time and will be bringing their unique rebel position to the conference.
ConverStations are covering-
Tech for Good
Profit is not a Dirty Word
SEE Ahead with specialist social enterprise support
Key Fund and Charity Bank with social investment support and advice
Utility Aid with support around great prices for your gas and electric
WYCAS for all your accounting needs
Get Away Girls with their new photo booth
Autism Plus with their amazing chocolate
Discounts available for paid members. The event is taking place at Huddersfield Mission, just a 5 minute walk from the train station. Click here to book your tickets, there are not many left!!!
Hear About the Work of NHS North Kirklees and NHS Greater Huddersfield CCGs
You are invited to the NHS North Kirklees and NHS Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group’s public engagement event to be held on Thursday 4th July 2019 at 10.00am – 12.00pm at Batley Town Hall, Market Place, Batley WF17 5DA
NHS North Kirklees and NHS Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are holding the event to give the public an opportunity to hear about the work that the CCGs have been doing, our priorities, challenges and plans for the future. As well as hearing the presentations, you will be able to take part in discussions and share your views.
We look forward to seeing you there. To attend the event, please register here. Please book your place as seating will be limited.
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.