LAST CHANCE: Nominate Your Volunteers for the Great Volunteer Get Together

Great Volunteer Get Together

Thank your volunteers with an invitation to this Volunteers’ Week celebration event

As part of Volunteers’ Week, Volunteering Kirklees are organising a Great Volunteer Get Together celebrating volunteering in Kirklees and thanking all those people who help out and keep our organisations running.

You can nominate anyone who volunteers for your organisation for an invitation and they will be rewarded with a glass of fizz, cake and entertainment, and will hear from special guest speaker, Kim Leadbeater from the Jo Cox Foundation/More in Common at Mirfield Showground (as part of the Great Green Get Together) on Saturday 8th June, from 3pm to 5pm.

Places are limited, so let us know as soon as possible if you’d like someone to come.  Email for further details and invitations: volunteer@tslkirklees.org.uk

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Kirklees Council Launching New Community Crowdfunding Initiative

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Register Now to Find Out More at the Growing Great Places Launch Event

Thursday 23rd May 2019

The Media Centre, Northumberland Street, Huddersfield HD1 1RL

Register to take part in our launch event

You are invited to the launch of Growing Great Places, a new community crowdfunding programme funded by Kirklees Council.

We’ve partnered with crowdfunding platform Spacehive on this exciting new initiative. As part of the programme we’re providing extra support to residents and groups who have ideas to share. There will be a fund of £50,000 available, with projects potentially getting pledges of up to £5,000 to support their campaign, plus workshops to help you pitch your idea.

People make places great: Our towns, villages and communities are the strength of Kirklees. You might have a little idea that can have a big impact by bringing a place together. Or you might need some help growing support for an ambitious project that’s just getting started.

This event will tell you everything you need to know to join in.

Register to take part in our launch event

Learn more about the programme: Growing Great Places

Meet the Buyer: Adult & Community Learning

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Kirklees Council are holding a meet the buyer event for people interested in tendering for KMCIRS-064 – Provision of Education, Training, Employment and Lifelong Learning, in Huddersfield on Wednesday 5 June 2019, 12.30pm-2.00pm.

This is for organisations registered under Categories 1 and 2 who are interested in delivering ESFA funded Adult and Community Learning for the academic year 2019/20.

This will allow us to share our aspirations for the coming year and provide an overview of the tendering process.

Potential providers need to be registered on the YorTender procurement portal before they can be invited to tender.  Find out more here: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=b1435385-05dc-e711-80e7-005056b64545.

Please email emma.bolton@kirklees.gov.uk to book a place at the event, before Friday 31 May.

Calling All Kirklees Social Enterprises

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Book now for the first More Than Profit Network Meeting for social enterprises in Kirklees.

In partnership with Kirklees Council, University of Huddersfield, Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber, Local Services 2 You, and hosted by Ashbrow Partnering Together.

Join us on 5th June at Northfield Hall in Huddersfield for a breakfast network meeting following up on the Growing Social Enterprise in Kirklees Conference that we held in March.

At this meeting, our social enterprise partnership will be feeding back on what we learnt from you at the conference and will be following up on some of the key themes to emerge. In particular, we’ll be looking at and providing information on the support that’s available locally and nationally, including details from the network partners about the the support, services and events they can offer.  Plus, we’ll  be discussing further the issues around how we describe ourselves, and we’ve asked Adam Waterman from Eden’s Forest to tell us more about why he thinks that ‘more than profit’ is an appropriate term.

Refreshments will be provided.

You can book now via Eventbrite.

And you can download the summary of the conference feedback and next steps here: 20190307 Conference Feedback

You may also be interested in attending the SEYH Annual Conference which will be in Huddersfield on Friday 28th June 2019.  There will be key note speakers from Social Enterprise Business, exhibitors, and ConverStations where you can discuss your issues, and get help from experts on things like accounting, social value, social media and leadership.

Job Opportunity: Resourcer/Support Officer

David Bundy, Corporate Policy Officer at Kirklees Council is recruiting for a Resourcer/Support Officer and would like the opportunity to be open to as wide a breadth of applicants as possible.  It’s a great development opportunity and just about all previous post holders have progressed on to bigger and better things!

Here’s a link to the advert.

Closing date: 05 May 2019

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An Invitation to Kirklees Youth Summit

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Mel Meggs, new Director for Children’s Services for Kirklees Council invites you to attend a Youth Summit on Friday 24th May 2019.  The event will be held at Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Road, Huddersfield  HD1 3LG.  Time: 9am for 9.30 start – 3pm finish.

This is an exciting event that will give you the opportunity to contribute to shaping the development of a practice model to tackle serious violence, gangs and issues affecting young people across Kirklees.

We have confirmed a number of speakers including Anne Longfield; Children’s Commissioner for England, Mark Burns-Williamson; Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, Professor Paul Thomas; University of Huddersfield and young people themselves.

Refreshments on arrival at 9.00am for a 9.30am start

The event will finish at approximately 3pm

To book a place at this event, please click on the following Link