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

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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

Have Your Say: New National Safeguarding Resources

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Be Part of the Development of National Safeguarding Resources for the Third Sector

The¬†National Lottery Community Fund¬†has awarded funding to the Safer Social Sector Partnership (SSP) to fund the creation of a comprehensive suite of free safeguarding tools and advice for the voluntary sector.¬†Ann Craft Trust as a member of the SSP has taken on the task of producing the adult safeguarding resources. as part of the project, and would like your help.¬† They’ve created 2 surveys:

  1. They would like voluntary organisations to answer the question:¬† ‚ÄúWhat resources do you need to keep the people you support safe?‚ÄĚ:¬†https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SafeguardingVoluntarySector
  2. And would like users of voluntary organisations to tell them ‚ÄúWhat do you need to feel safe and supported?‚ÄĚ:¬†https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SafeguardingResources-ServiceUser

 

 

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

New alert from the Charity Commission: cyber crime and how to report it

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The government Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019 revealed that over two thirds of high income charities had recorded a cyber breach or attack in 2018.

Of those charities affected, the vast majority (over 80%) had experienced a phishing attack, which are fraudulent emails.

With the cost of a breach ranging from £300 to £100,000, charity managers cannot afford to ignore the growing threat posed by cyber crime, in all its forms.

In response to this, the Charity Commission has put together information and advice to charity trustees about cyber crime and how to report it. It includes a useful set of resources for charities to help them reduce the risk of cyber crime, including a toolkit for Boards.

You can access the article and resources here

Third Sector Jobs: Group Co-ordinator, Home-Start Kirklees

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Home-Start is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families through recruiting and training volunteers to provide family support.

Our vision is to be a society in which every parent / carer has the support they need to give their children the best start in life.

We have one vacant post available for a Group Co-ordinator, who will assist in assessing the needs of families, recruiting, training, supporting and supervising volunteers and peer educators.

Please do not send CVs.

For an application pack, please contact us on 01484 421925 or
email us at info@homestart-kirklees.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 30th May 2019 (12 noon)

Interviews for this post will be held on Monday 10th June 2019

Find out more…

Last Chance to Get up to ¬£15k for Work Addressing Complex Social Issues

Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank Foundation is offering charities up to £15,000 in funding to help them develop or trial new approaches to service delivery through the last round of its Enable grants.

Charities must apply for a share of the £1.9 million available before 31 August when Lloyds Bank Foundation will close the programme. To be eligible, charities must have an income of between £25,000 and £1 million, and work with people aged 17 and over experiencing complex social issues such as domestic abuse, sexual abuse and exploitation, mental health issues, and homelessness.

Find out more…