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…

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Third Sector Jobs: ESOL Progamme Outreach Workers

Third Sector Leaders Kirklees has two exciting opportunities for English Language Programme Outreach Workers  (North and South Kirklees)

The outreach workers 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 workers 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 posts are temporary for 12 months, 37 hours a week:  Salary Scale SCP 20 £25,295

The successful candidates 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.

Download a job spec

Download a job application

For further information please email: val@tslkirklees.org.uk

The closing date is Monday July 29th  and we aim to interview on Wednesday 31st July

Announcing the KYA Healthy Holidays Programme

Registration App Launched & First Activities Announced

Kirklees Youth Alliance is delighted to announce that it has secured it’s first big commission and funding, from Kirklees Council, to run a full programme of young people’s activities across Kirklees throughout the Summer Holidays.

The Healthy Holidays programme will include free fun activities, open to all children and young people, including sports and games, trips, arts and crafts run by a range of local organisations and community groups. And every activity will include a meal to make sure that no children go hungry in the summer break.

60 local providers, who are members of the new Kirklees Youth Alliance, have been recruited to put on 48 clubs, offering around 1100 places per day from 22nd July to 30th August. Each group has been vetted and had their policies and procedures checked, plus training has been provided for any organisations that needed an update in areas such as food hygiene, first aid or safeguarding.

Register Now on the Schools Out App

Parents can register their children now via a brand new app called KYA Schools Out, and will be able to book them on any of the activities in their local area from Monday 15th July.

See What’s On in Your Area

The first activities have been announced and you can see what’s on in your area via the lings below:

More areas and activities will be announced soon.

Support and Networking for Community Groups in Your Area

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.

Find out more and book now.

More Dates Coming Soon in North Kirklees

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.

More details and booking will follow soon.

Partner News: Book Now for Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber Annual Conference in Huddersfield

 

JUST OVER 2 WEEKS TO GO – ARE YOU BEING A REBEL?

SEYH Annual Conference – Rebelling Social Enterprise Style

Fri, 28 June 2019, 09:30 – 16:00

Huddersfield Mission

3-13 Lord Street

Huddersfield

HD1 1QA

We are going to be Rebelling Social Enterprise Style on Friday 28th June in Huddersfield for the SEYH Annual Conference. Hear from and celebrate those that are rebelling against the status quo in their area, whether it be environment, education, healthcare or any other. It will be a fantastic forum to network and the facilitated discussions and social entrepreneur presentations will undoubtedly be thought provoking.

Opening the conference are Rachel Spencer-Henshall – Kirklees Director of Public Health and Shabir Pandor – Leader of Kirklees Council

Key note speakers are Nick Temple – Chief Executive of Social Investment Business and Lucy Findlay MBE – Managing Director of Social Enterprise Mark Company. Both speakers have worked in the social enterprise sector for a long time and will be bringing their unique rebel position to the conference.

ConverStations are covering-
Strategic Marketing
Social Investment
Accounting
Social Value
Leadership
Tech for Good
Profit is not a Dirty Word

Exhibitors are:-
SEE Ahead with specialist social enterprise support
Key Fund and Charity Bank with social investment support and advice
Utility Aid with support around great prices for your gas and electric
WYCAS for all your accounting needs
Get Away Girls with their new photo booth
Autism Plus with their amazing chocolate

Discounts available for paid members. The event is taking place at Huddersfield Mission, just a 5 minute walk from the train station. Click here to book your tickets, there are not many left!!!

Growing Great Places Crowdfunding Platform is Live

growig great places

Book Now For Workshops in North & South Kirklees to Find Out More

Growing Great Places is a new community crowdfunding programme to support citizens and organisations who have great ideas for making our local places even better. Kirklees Council are pledging £50k of funding over the next year, plus advice and support to help you run a great crowdfunding campaign.

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.

If you’re interested in finding out more, register now for one of these free community crowdfunding workshops, hosted by Spacehive, where you can:

– Learn about the programme and how you can get involved
– Hear about the funding available and the process to apply
– Learn about what makes a great crowdfunding project
– Get tips and advice on running a successful crowdfunding campaign

South Kirklees workshop – register now
Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Main Hall, Meltham Carlile Institute, Huddersfield Road, Meltham HD9 4AG

North Kirklees workshop – register now
Tuesday 25th June 2019,  6pm to 8pm
Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury WF12 8DG

Book Now to Meet the New Director of Children’s Services & Find Out About £20k Grants

Members' Meeting

TSL Kirklees Members’ Meeting: Focus on Children and Families

Thursday 13th June

2pm to 4pm

Huddersfield Mission

(Please aim to arrive for 1.45pm so that we can start promptly at 2pm as Mel Meggs has limited time available due to an Ofsted Inspection.)

This is a great opportunity for any local third sector organisations who work with children and families to meet and hear from Mel Meggs, the new Director of Children’s Services for Kirklees Council. We want to make sure that she’s aware of the range of vital and innovative work our members do in this field and so we’ll be presenting short case studies from some of our members. And as ever, there’ll be chance to network over tea and cake, make connections and build relationships, and find out who’s doing what in Kirklees.

In addition Groundwork will be telling us how groups in Kirklees can apply for grants of up to £20k for innovative projects around encouraging people into work, training & education (similar to our own Community Learning Works project).

Book now on Eventbrite

Meetings are free and open for members of TSL Kirklees, or for non-members who would like to visit before joining.  Membership starts from £12 per year.  Find out more.