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.

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Apply Now: 3-Months Free Support for Local Social Enterprises

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

For further information please contact Sharon@yaba.uk.com / 07807 474885

Start date September 2019

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:

  1. having a clear social or environmental mission which is set out in its governing documents,
  2. an independent business which earns income through trading,
  3. controlled or owned in the interests of the social mission,
  4. either reinvesting or giving away its profits or surpluses to further its social purpose,
  5. and transparent about how it operates and the impact it has.

Be Part of Shaping the Future of Adult Social Care in Kirklees

Give your views as the joint health and social care workshop, Friday 13th September in Dewsbury

Do you access health care and social care in Kirklees?

Many people need both health care and social care and we know that many people, including carers and family, have to contact both health and care services seperately, In Kirklees this often means contacting Locala through Single Point of Contact (SPoC) and Kirklees Council through Gateway to Care.

Kirklees Council are supporting a programme of research to understand and improve people’s experiences of contacting services about their individual care, support and health needs. We would like people who have had experience of contacting both health and care services, to join us at this workshop where we will explore:

  • What is it like to talk to both organisations separately about the same person?
  • Have you had questions about both your own or a loved one’s health care and social care needs?
  • How customer friendly is the current setup?
  • Could enquiries about health and social care be dealt with differently?

Please join us at the Walsh Building, Dewsbury on Friday 13th September 2019, from 1pm to 2.30pm, for a friendly, informal session to share your insight and experiences. Light refreshments will be provided and travel expenses can be reimbursed.

We can provide assistance to enable you to attend or particpate, if you need it. Please let us know when you book.

Any information you provide will be seen only by the Gateway to Care and Locala team working on this project. We won’t share your details with anyone else.

Thank your for reading and for your interest in shaping the future of social care in Kirklees.

Register now…

Third Sector Jobs: English Language Programme Outreach Worker

Third Sector Leaders Kirklees has an exciting opportunity for an outreach worker for a new partnership project

The outreach worker will be part of a partnership project to increase access across Kirklees to suitable, supported and quality ESOL provision with appropriate progression routes.  This is a collaboration between Kirklees Council and TSLK funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.  The outreach worker will carry out regular outreach registration and advice (initial assessments) to ensure that people who would like to improve their English are appropriately advised and that the project targets are met.

The post is temporary for 12 months, 37 hours a week:  Salary Scale SCP 20 £25,295

The successful candidate will have the skills to successfully engage with diverse communities; have an understanding of the policies and practice surrounding English language learning for adult migrants in the UK and the ability to carry out assessments of language skills.

For further information email:

val@tslkirklees.org.uk

The closing date is Tuesday August 27th 2019 and we aim to interview the following week

Celebrate Yorkshire Day at TSL Kirklees Members’ Meeting: Huddersfield Blueprint – Have Your Say…

Plus inclusion, update on new health & wellbeing initiatives, new TSL Kirklees website & membership package, & new Thriving Kirklees funding.

We’ve decided to keep August’s Members’ Meeting in central Huddersfield so that we can discuss the proposed Kirklees Blueprint for the town centre, and even pop out to look at some of the earmarked sites if necessary. It would be great to be able to pull together some third sector views on the changes.

We’ll also be:

  • hearing about inclusion
  • getting an update on some of the health and wellbeing initiatives that we heard about at the April meeting
  • launching the new TSL Kirklees website & package of member benefits
  • finding out about new Thriving Kirklees funding

and of course, we’ll be celebrating Yorkshire Day.

About The Meetings

Our TSL Kirklees Members’ Meetings are held bi-monthly and are an opportunity for our member organisations to get together, share knowledge and experience, and hear from key third sector partners, experts and commissioners about their initiatives and priorities. The meetings are made up of a mixture of speakers, workshops and discussions, networking, and opportunities to promote our services and activities and get help and support from peers. We try our best to make sure it’s two hours well spent and worth the time out of your organisation or community business.

Non-members charities, community and voluntary group and social enterprises are welcome to come along as guests before deciding whether they’d like to join. Our aim is to help develop, support and grow a healthy, active and collaborative third sector in Kirklees. Our membership fees therefore are designed to cover the costs of our meetings and member-only activities and allow as many people as possible to take part.

For futher information contact Lisa – comms@tslkirklees.org.uk, 01484 519053, or visit www.thirdsectorleaderskirklees.org

Book now on Eventbrite.

Come & Find Out More About Local Funding & Support

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.

Find out more & book now on Eventbrite for Cleckheaton or Dewsbury

Volunteering Survey: Tell us about what you do & why

Help us get a picture of why people help out in their local communities & what might be stopping others from getting involved…

We want to find out a bit more about people who give some of their time to help in their local communities. For example, some people may:
  – Organise a knit and natter group
  – Help out at a Stay and Play session
  – Coach a youth football team
  – Run a local choir
  – Be a key holder for a community building

We would like to know more about why people get involved with helping their local community and what might put others off doing so. In this survey, we call anyone who gives his or her time free to help out a ‘volunteer’.

It would be helpful if you could take a few minutes to answer some questions. All the information we gather will be treated confidentially –information will be collected by Kirklees Council and only shared with Communities United Project and Third Sector Leaders Kirklees. 

Please share the survey with your volunteer teams and anyone else who you know helps out in your community, and fill it in yourself if you give your time for free in any capacity.

Start the survey…