Year 3 Report on Their Work to Support People in Disadvantaged Areas to Create Community Activities
Attached is some
information regarding the Community Activators Scheme which is a project funded
by the Big Lottery (started Feb 2016) and delivered by Communities United
Project (CUP). It is a 4 year project which helps people in Kirklees to step up
and create activities for young people.
and young people’s services have been hit by cuts, so what can we do?
The answers vary from
community to community but here at CUP we support people in disadvantaged areas
to create great community activities.
Our work develops strengths, builds skills and
opens up routes to training and qualifications.
We create change. It starts with community activities and ends with stronger, more resilient individuals and groups.
The Next Round of People Helping People Networks is Kicking off in Marsden on July 18th
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, and are often combined with another local event such as a Ward Forum, community celebration or workshop. We run them a couple of times a year in each of the 4 areas of Kirklees and try to hold each one in a different community.
Marsden Mechanics, July 18th, 6pm to 9pm
The next round of network meetings will be kicking off in Marsden on July 18th and will be hosted by the ward councillors, Rob Walker, Nell Griffiths and Lesley Warner as part of their Ward Forum. As well as featuring vital community updates on things like neighbourhood policing, household waste and recycling, and Locala baby weigh-in clinics, it will focus on helping you get more funding, find more volunteers, and upskill your team. And there’ll be time for sharing, networking and making connections.
After Marsden, PHP will be heading for North Kirklees and will be joining the celebration event for community groups who’ve been funded by the Cleckheaton and Heckmondwike Ward budgets at Cleckheaton Town Hall on 24th July. This meeting will focus on how to develop ideas, take the next steps and get more funding.
And then we’ll be visiting Dewsbury to look at crowdfunding with Dewsbury Soup and recruiting more volunteers with Volunteering Kirklees.
The Midway Equities Fund, managed by One Community, is now open for grant applications of up to £6,000.
It supports community and voluntary organisations working with the elderly in Kirklees. We will fund general operating expenses, project and equipment costs. Larger grants may, in exceptional circumstances, be awarded at the discretion of the grants panel.
Previous recipients have included:
The Batley Methodist Church, £5,000 for a replacement kitchen.
Cameo (a pick-up/travel service for older people), £600 towards operating costs, principally their phone usage.
Linthwaite Luncheon Club, £3,000 contribution towards the cost of a kitchen upgrade.
Crosland Moor and District Community Association, £3,000 to upgrade tables, chairs and kitchen equipment.
This fund is now open to applications, and closes on Thursday 2nd May, 2019.
One Community makes grants to a wide range of organisations. The Foundation is particularly keen to help grassroots community groups, and small-to-medium-sized voluntary organisations, andpriority will be given to these groups. We do not normally make grants to large local, regional and national charities.