Social Value Roadshow

Join Social Enterprise Yorkshire & Humber, Social Value UK & Inspiring Impact for a roadshow looking at what social value is, why it’s important, and what to do about it.

15th October 2019

10am to 2pm

Huddersfield Mission

Social Value Roadshow – The roadshow will give an overview of the wider international and national contexts, as well as the local partners knowledge of Huddersfield and the surrounding areas.  We will look at what social value is, why it is important to you, and how to take action.  Social Value UK and SEYH will bring sector specific knowledge to guide attendees from public, private and civil society in how to navigate the social value landscape.

Local Networking – This is an opportunity for networking with local organisations from across all sectors, to share problems, opportunities, skills and resources from a local perspective.

Inspiring Impact – This is a VCSE focused workshop looking at impact management with practical exercises, case studies and tools that can be taken back to be used in attendees work and organisations.

For more information contact info@socialvalueuk.org or visit www.socialvalueuk.org/inspiringimpact

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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.

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.

The Civil Society Strategy: One Year On

A View from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

Last August the government published its civil society strategy. One year on Elizabeth Chamberlain, Head of Policy and Public Services at NCVO, looks at what’s happened, whether any progress has been made, and what effect Brexit and changes in ministers have had.

Since its publication last summer, we’ve seen changes in the ministers in charge of civil society policy, as well as a necessary focus on all the departments’ resources and capacity on preparing for Brexit, most urgently for the event of no deal. And politically, as of last month we have a new government in charge.

All this has inevitably meant that the impetus that was initially behind the strategy, as well as its ambitions of setting a roadmap for the future of civil society, has somewhat been lost along the way.

But has this really been noticed? Are charities up and down the country asking themselves ‘what is happening with the civil society strategy?’.

Read the full article…