Come & Find Out More About Local Funding & Support

People Helping People Network Meetings in Cleckheaton & Dewsbury

Join us at Cleckheaton Town Hall tomorrow (24th July) to celebrate community activity & Local Project Funding

Join us at Howlands next week (31st July) to find out how to crowdfund for your organisation at Dewsbury Soup

Our 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.

Both meetings will include:

  • information about how to apply for funding like Do Something Now, and National Lottery,
  • details of help with recruiting volunteers and promoting opportunities,
  • information about free training and support from Third Sector Leaders
  • and time for networking

The Cleckheaton event is also combined with a celebration of local project funding awarded by ward councillors from their ward budget, and will include details of how to apply for this funding. A light buffet and refreshments will be provided.

The Dewsbury event will feature Dewsbury Soup and details of how to apply for and pitch at their community crowdfunding events.

Find out more & book now on Eventbrite for Cleckheaton or Dewsbury

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Funding News: New Fund for Youth Social Action

#iwill Fund for Young People in Kirklees – deadline 12th July

The #iwill Fund is managed by One Community Foundation on behalf of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the National Lottery Community Fund. Local fundraising is also a key part of the #iwill Programme.

The #iwill Fund is an England wide joint investment that brings together £40 million in funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and The National Lottery Community Fund, creating a central investment pot. The National Lottery Community Fund believes that when young people are leading social action, communities thrive.

The #iwill Fund in Kirklees will offer grants between £1,000 and £5,000 for projects and activities raising the level and quality of youth social action in an area. Activities must be for young people between the age of 10 and 20, and up to 25 years for disabled young people.
 
Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering and helping young people develop the skills and knowledge that employers looks for.

Example projects may include:

  • A drop in where young people teach others new skills such as coding/bike maintenance/nail art
  • Bite-size events for young people to train an organisation’s staff on the latest social media
  • Growing vegetables with a local allotment or food initiative and then selling them
  • Youth volunteering projects where young people support local residents needing help such as shopping, gardening and street cleaning

The Funding deadline for applications is Friday 12 July.

Applications are made online, please follow this link to the fund page, then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the blue ‘apply now’ button.

For help and advice, please contact the Foundation Grants Team: (01484) 468397.

Groups must demonstrate that their programme can meet the following quality principles of great youth social action:

Member News: CUP Community Activators Scheme

Year 3 Report on Their Work to Support People in Disadvantaged Areas to Create Community Activities

Attached is some information regarding the Community Activators Scheme which is a project funded by the Big Lottery (started Feb 2016) and delivered by Communities United Project (CUP). It is a 4 year project which helps people in Kirklees to step up and create activities for young people.

Children and young people’s services have been hit by cuts, so what can we do?

The answers vary from community to community but here at CUP we support people in disadvantaged areas to create great community activities.

Our work develops strengths, builds skills and opens up routes to training and qualifications.

We create change. It starts with community activities and ends with stronger, more resilient individuals and groups.

Read the report here…

If you wish to find out more visit our website or please don’t hesitate to contact me directly:

Paul Lewis, Project Director, Communities United Project

E: paul.lewis@c-u-p.org, T: 01484 510932

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.

 

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

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.