Take Part in our Survey & Help Us Get a Snapshot of the Third Sector in Kirklees

Third Sector Trends in the North 2019

Kirklees Council and Third Sector Leaders are working together to encourage as many Kirklees groups and organisations to take part in ta major study of third sector trends.  This will help us to ensure that we provide the best support and services that we can for your work now and in the future.  It is part of a bigger study across the North of England, being run by Durham University, however if enough people from Kirklees take part, we’ll be able to get a useful data and a snapshot of the sector in our area.

The survey takes just 20 minutes to complete and you shouldn’t need to check up any facts and figures to fill it in. You can complete the survey online on you PC, tablet or phone via this link:

Take Part Now…

Please share the link with as many people as possible & use #ThirdSectorTrends if you’re sharing it on social media. Hard copies are also available from Jo Bolland Jo.Bolland@kirklees.gov.uk 07971 541014 or Billy Tindle Billy.Tindle@kirklees.gov.uk 07814 173077.

More About the Study

Whether your organisation or group is big or small, flourishing or struggling financially – or just carrying on more or less as normal – we need to hear from you.

Using the findings, Durham University will build a picture of how organisations and groups work, how they get their resources and how they are planning to work in future.

The research helps to inform national and local government, health organisations and charitable foundations so that they make good decisions on how to invest in the activity of the third sector.

The research also helps the third sector itself to show the extent and value of the work it does. 

The project has generously been supported by Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland and Power to Change.

Headline findings will be published in December 2019 and the full results will be freely available from spring 2020. A report focusing specifically on Kirklees will also be available at this time.

Recent reports from the study so far can be found at:

https://www.communityfoundation.org.uk/knowledge-and-leadership/third-sector-trends-research/

If you have any questions about the research and/or the questionnaire, please contact Professor Tony Chapman, St Chad’s College, Durham University, 18 North Bailey, DURHAM DH1 3RH, or by email: tony.chapman@durham.ac.uk.

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Announcing The Kirklees Finance Worker Forum

Bringing together finance & accounting staff from the voluntary, community & charity sector.

Wednesday 30th October 2019

12pm to 2pm at TSL Kirklees, 12 New Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2AR

Join us for the inaugural Kirklees Finance Forum, hosted by WYCAS & TSL Kirklees at the TSL offices in central Huddersfield.

The Finance Forum will provide an opportunity for people who work in the Kirklees voluntary, community and charity sector to get together and discuss finance and accounting issues. The Forum is designed to enable us to learn from each other; to provide training opportunities and to offer a supportive network.

At this first meeting we plan to identify common areas of interest, how we might meet in the future and, if time allows, have a focus on what a good Reserves Policy might look like.

Tea/coffee and sandwiches will be provided.

Book now via Eventbrite or Facebook

For more information please contact Rhys North, WYCAS Community Accountant – rhys.north@wycas.org.uk or mobile 07891 333 030 or TSL Kirklees on 01484 519053, comms@tslkirklees.org.uk.

Celebrate World Mental Health Day at our AGM

Hear from Kirklees Council, Director of Public Health & West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health & Care Partnership, Director of Mental Health Programmes

Thursday 10th October, 2pm-4pm

Northfield Hall, Huddersfield

It’s that time of year again when we invite you to the TSL Kirklees AGM.  This year it’s also World Mental Health Day and so as well as reviewing our progress over the last year and electing trustees, we’ll be focussing on some of the great work that our members do in promoting good mental health, and hearing from:

  • Rachel Spencer-Henshall, Strategic Director of Corporate Strategy, Commissioning and Public Health for Kirklees Council, who will be telling us about a new initiative to have dedicated council teams in different places around Kirklees, and a new £1.4 million pot of mental health funding.
  • Keir Shillaker, Director of Mental Health Programmes, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, telling us about the local priorities and approach to mental health

Plus, you’ll be able to pick up a hard copy of our new report – Ready, Able and Agile: How The Voluntary and Community Sector Adds Social Value to Life in Kirklees.

Book now on Eventbrite or Facebook

PLEASE NOTE: This event is at Northfield Hall in Huddersfield and not Northorpe Hall in Mirfield.

Friendlees Summer of Fun

Sign up for the last couple of organised free summer events and see what else is happening as part of the new friendship group for adults in Kirklees via the Friendlees Facebook group…

The new Friendlees group in partnership with TSL Kirklees and HappyU has been making a splash in the local press and is gathering momentum. The group now has a voluntary committee to help things run smoothly and is staying true to its original aim to be member-led, with any group member able to post or organise an event and invite other members to join them. Current activities include pop concerts, meals, coffee & pub meet-ups, day retreats, family fun days, football and rounders, book clubs, canal boat & train trips, with events scheduled right up to Christmas.

The next Summer of Fun free event is this Saturday at Wilton Park, Batley and includes a guided walk, music, poetry and afternoon tea. Book via Facebook or contact Kelly on 07853 416740.

Come and Celebrate Community Learning in Kirklees

Showcase your work or find out about opportunities and funding for community activities

  • 4th September at Proper Job Theatre Company, Huddersfield – find out more
  • 11th September at Ravensthorpe Community Centre – find out more

Community Learning Works is now in it’s 3rd year (funded initially by Kirklees Council with further funding from National Lottery), and we’re organising a couple of celebration events to showcase some of the successful projects, and promote some of the great local opportunities for volunteering and learning.

If you’d like your group to be involved to showcase your work, promote your activities and have a stand, let us know:

bridget@tslkirklees.org.uk

Alternatively, you can come along to find out more about the project and opportunities for your group to be involved.

Kirklees Youth Alliance: 2 More Weeks of Healthy Holidays To Go

Places available at a range of free activities, including a free meal, across Kirklees, for children and young people

Plus Huddersfield Youth Festival this Saturday

We’d like to say a big thank you to all the groups and organisations who’ve been involved in running the Healthy Holidays programme so far. It was a huge project to pull off at short notice, and despite the initial teething problems, we’ve been getting some great feedback and things are going well.

If you work with young people and families, please encourage them to make use of the service. The 48 clubs are still offering around 1100 places a day for school age children for the remainder of the summer holidays.

Huddersfield Youth Festival

Plus, we’ve been involved in organising a free youth festival this Saturday in Reinwood, Huddersfield with music, food, fairground rides, climbing wall and more.

Find a club or activity

Take a look at our FAQs

Access the booking app

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Community Learning Works Supports Community Cake Event

TSL Member, Thornton Lodge Action Group Hosts Successful Mother and Daughter Bake-Off

In Partnership with Huddersfield Community First and supported by Community Learning Works, Thornton Lodge Action Group co-ordinated a Tea Party for mothers and daughters for the local community.    Over 200 people flowed through the doors, who all had an opportunity to vote for the 7 entrants competing in the community bake off competition.  All entrants’ cakes were tasty, rich, creative in design and worthy winners, however, the winner selected by the community and the judges was mother and daughter team of Nuhida Ali and Aneesa Ali who won  £50.  Lost for words on the afternoon, Nuhida offered a written quote:

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who voted for our cake and the judges for choosing our cake as the winner. Everyone’s cakes were amazing, and I’m sure they all enjoyed making them with their daughters.  I would also like to thank the event organisers, for their efforts in putting everything together. It was a good turnout and i hope everyone enjoyed the lovely cakes.

Bridget Hughes from Community Learning Works said:

Well done to all the team at Thornton Lodge Action Group for organising such an enjoyable and successful community event and congratulations to the winners and all the entrants. These ladies are very talented and have further developed through attending courses at TAG. This event shows how community learning can help people develop skills for employment and self-employment.

Thornton Lodge Action Group would like to thank our partner Huddersfield Community First, our event sponsor Community Learning works and the volunteers for the support in running a successful event.

To view some of the photos and cake entrants click here.  If you would like to join our next cupcake and cake decorating course, contact us today.  View the poster here.

For more information about Community Learning Works and funding for community learning projects, please contact bridget@tslkirklees.org.uk