Calling All Kirklees Social Enterprises

More than profit

Book now for the first More Than Profit Network Meeting for social enterprises in Kirklees.

In partnership with Kirklees Council, University of Huddersfield, Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber, Local Services 2 You, and hosted by Ashbrow Partnering Together.

Join us on 5th June at Northfield Hall in Huddersfield for a breakfast network meeting following up on the Growing Social Enterprise in Kirklees Conference that we held in March.

At this meeting, our social enterprise partnership will be feeding back on what we learnt from you at the conference and will be following up on some of the key themes to emerge. In particular, we’ll be looking at and providing information on the support that’s available locally and nationally, including details from the network partners about the the support, services and events they can offer.¬† Plus, we’ll¬† be discussing further the issues around how we describe ourselves, and we’ve asked Adam Waterman from Eden’s Forest to tell us more about why he thinks that ‘more than profit’ is an appropriate term.

Refreshments will be provided.

You can book now via Eventbrite.

And you can download the summary of the conference feedback and next steps here: 20190307 Conference Feedback

You may also be interested in attending the SEYH Annual Conference which will be in Huddersfield on Friday 28th June 2019.  There will be key note speakers from Social Enterprise Business, exhibitors, and ConverStations where you can discuss your issues, and get help from experts on things like accounting, social value, social media and leadership.


Grants for Financial Wellbeing Work


Standard Life Foundation is inviting proposals from organisations seeking funding for policy work, campaigning and research focused on its three programme areas: Income (wages, welfare benefits, pensions, and taxation), Spending (cost of living, consumer spending, gambling, borrowing and payment problems), and Assets (general saving, retirement saving, housing and taxation).

This will be the Foundation’s second funding round of 2019 and will be the final call for applications for 2019. Organisations have until 3 June 2019 at 1pm to apply. The Foundation intends to make grants of around £2 million per year.

There is no minimum or maximum size of grant, however most grants will range between £10,000 and £250,000, with the majority for between £50,000 to £150,000 in total. Few grants will be made for more than £150,000.

Find out more…


Find Out More About ESF Community Grants

ESF grantFree Information Events

Groundwork are holding a series of¬†free information events across West Yorkshire where you can find out more about ESF Community Grants, and how to apply for up to ¬£20,000 of funding, and they’ll be in Kirklees on 23rd May.

At these events you will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand how an ESF Community Grant could help you to support the people you work with
  • Learn about the eligibility requirements and application process
  • Meet directly with Peter Murphy,¬†Operations Director of Groundwork
  • Ask any questions you may have about the Grant fund
  • Network with other projects

Arrive for the start of the session for a full overview of the grant, or drop in before the end to chat to one of our team.

If you are interested in applying for the European Social Fund, don’t miss this opportunity to find out more! 

Come along to the Kirklees event:

9:30-11:30am, 23rd May 2019
Huddersfield Mission, 3-13 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QA

Events are also being held in Bradford, Leeds, Halifax and Wakefield.

Find out more about ESF Community Grants

Apply for a grant

Celebrate Volunteers’ Week 2019 with Volunteering Kirklees

Let’s Celebrate Volunteering in Kirklees

Our team at Volunteering Kirklees are gearing up for this year’s Volunteers’ Week at the beginning of June & already have a number of events planned, including:

  • A Volunteers’ Week Fair on Tuesday 4th June¬†at the Huddersfield Mission with over 30 groups attending to promote their volunteering opportunities & recruit volunteers.¬† We don’t currently have space for any other groups or charities to attend, but have a waiting list.
  • A Mini-Volunteering Fair on Thursday 6th June at Dewsbury Library.¬† We have space for 3 more groups who are looking for volunteers.
  • The Great Volunteer Get Together on Saturday 8th June at Mirfield Showground.¬† This is an invite-only event¬†to celebrate and thank 150 Kirklees volunteers with entertainment, cake and fizz.
  • Volunteer¬†Management Conference on¬†Wednesday 12th June¬†– This year‚Äôs annual conference¬†‘Leading the Way” in Volunteering will focus on developing skills and good practice for Volunteer Managers/Coordinators.¬†Colleagues from the public and third sector will hear about how they can improve their own skills to work effectively with volunteers. This event is for people from across these sectors working with or planning to work with volunteers.¬† Find out more & book:¬†

And don’t forget to let us know if you have any events planned for Volunteer’s Week too:



Member News: Donations & Support Needed


Join us for dinner, dancing & fundraising at glintASTICA 2019 ‚Äď 7pm for 7.30pm, Saturday 8th June 2019

North Light Gallery

Bank Foot Lane

Armitage Bridge


The Sons of the North are cooking up a sumptuous menu, including Coddy’s Farm slow roast beef, with herb roast potatoes, vegetables and beef gravy; blue cheese and asparagus gnocchi; sticky toffee pudding with fresh cream.

Huddersfield-based band, Into Tomorrow, will be providing live music for our entertainment and, most importantly, we will be auctioning some glintASTIC items to raise funds for Glint and the work we do to support young people and vulnerable adults.

Tickets are ¬£30/person and are available by emailing ‚Äď all tickets must be pre-booked

If you can‚Äôt make the evening but would still like to support Glint, you might like to consider donating something for the auction ‚Äď obviously, if you can come and would ALSO like to donate an auction item we‚Äôre not going to say ‚Äėno‚Äô!

Please email regarding any auction items.


Glint: Horse Assisted Development

Glint is a small social enterprise nestled in the beautiful Pennine countryside, overlooking Huddersfield.

Our aim is to support people in making positive changes to move them forward as individuals, teams, or organisations.

We don’t teach people to ride! Horse Assisted Development involves ground-based activities with our horses and ponies that are designed to help you identify and develop your own skills and strengths and so realise your potential.

Have Your Say on Health & Care Services in Kirklees


What would you do to improve health and care services in Kirklees?

The Long Term Plan sets out what the NHS wants to do better for people. Your local NHS needs to hear from you about what it should do to make care better for your community.

Make your voice count and help make care better. Take part in the survey.

Find out about the Long Term Plan and how your views can make a difference 

Survey closes Friday 3rd May 2019.

An Invitation to Kirklees Youth Summit


Mel Meggs, new Director for Children’s Services for Kirklees Council invites you to¬†attend a Youth Summit on Friday 24th May 2019.¬† The event will be held at Cathedral House, St Thomas‚Äô Road, Huddersfield¬† HD1 3LG.¬† Time: 9am for 9.30 start ‚Äď 3pm finish.

This is an exciting event that will give you the opportunity to contribute to shaping the development of a practice model to tackle serious violence, gangs and issues affecting young people across Kirklees.

We have confirmed a number of speakers including Anne Longfield; Children’s Commissioner for England, Mark Burns-Williamson; Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, Professor Paul Thomas; University of Huddersfield and young people themselves.

Refreshments on arrival at 9.00am for a 9.30am start

The event will finish at approximately 3pm

To book a place at this event, please click on the following Link