Accelerator Programme designed to support the growth of social enterprises (including charities).
“Social enterprise is said to offer possibilities for social engagement and economic inclusion to different social groups, providing novel solutions to a range of societal problems that the state and private sector have been unable to solve.”
In partnership with Global Enterprise Links (GEL), Kirklees Council have launched a three month programme to support and develop social enterprises, community groups and third sector organisations.
The project will include a flexible, blended, practical approach designed to help participants take their organisations forward.
The programme will include:
Access to Finance
Digital Transformation: Data Visualization
Developing Leadership: Culture
Management Capability: Teams, workforce development
Coaching and Mentoring : Business mentors
Marketing, Customer Experiences, Social Media Marketing
Please note: Entries will only accepted from social enterprises or charities. A social enterprise is any organisation, including charities, that is trading or wants to trade and earn profit for community benefit. It is defined by Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber as:
having a clear social or environmental mission which is set out in its governing documents,
an independent business which earns income through trading,
controlled or owned in the interests of the social mission,
either reinvesting or giving away its profits or surpluses to further its social purpose,
and transparent about how it operates and the impact it has.
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.
TSL Kirklees member, SEE Ahead is running a workshop on social impact in Halifax next week.
Can you prove the difference your organisation makes? Social impact measurement is a tool to not only shout about the effect your products or services have on your community, but also to identify what works well and what doesn’t. This can help you to improve your offer and achieve more of a difference.
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!
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.