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.
Join the largest charity associated with a super league club
Huddersfield Giants Community Trust are seeking to appoint individuals to become new members of our Board of Trustees. We need people who are committed to understanding and developing the innovative ways in which the Trust supports more than 200,000 different young people a year, many with complex and multiple needs. We are a non-profit organisation delivering sports, education & NCS-based initiatives into the community. We are the largest official charity affiliated with a super league club. We are here to inspire, create opportunities, promote being active and as a whole building a community where everyone belongs.
The Board meets at least 6 times a year for an average 2.5 hours. There is also a need to read reports in advance of each meeting.
for applications is Friday 19th July 2019
The current system of delivering
social care isn’t working for service users, staff or the community. But the
power of co-operation can make things better.
is seeking to recruit a Registered Manager to develop and lead a new community
based, domiciliary adult social care co-operative, within the Colne Valley area
of Kirklees. We need an energetic, well organised, social care professional who
wants to put their strong ethical and co-operative values into practice. The
successful candidate will set up systems and policies to secure CQC
registration and manage the service delivery.
candidate will have NVQ Level 5 in Leadership and Management (or equivalent)
and at least 2 years’ experience of managing a “good” rated domiciliary care
details and an application pack please contact Elizabeth Hendry via
#iwill Fund for Young People in Kirklees – deadline 12th July
#iwill Fund is managed by One Community Foundation on behalf of the Department
for Culture, Media and Sport and the National
Lottery Community Fund. Local fundraising is also a key part of the
The #iwill Fund is an England wide joint investment that brings together £40 million in funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and The National Lottery Community Fund, creating a central investment pot. The National Lottery Community Fund believes that when young people are leading social action, communities thrive.
The #iwill Fund in Kirklees will offer grants between £1,000 and £5,000 for projects and activities raising the level and quality of youth social action in an area. Activities must be for young people between the age of 10 and 20, and up to 25 years for disabled young people.
Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering and helping young people develop the skills and knowledge that employers looks for.
Example projects may include:
A drop in where young people teach others new skills such as
coding/bike maintenance/nail art
Bite-size events for young people to train an organisation’s
staff on the latest social media
Growing vegetables with a local allotment or food initiative
and then selling them
Youth volunteering projects where young people support local
residents needing help such as shopping, gardening and street cleaning
Funding deadline for applications is Friday 12 July.
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.
Third Sector Leaders Kirklees member, Growing Works, is holding a Summer Celebration and Annual General Meeting. This is an opportunity to hear about their projects and progress, and plans for the future. There will be bring and share food, free family activities, garden tours and music. For more information contact us on 01484 549479.
The allotments site is accessed by a track leading off Wakefield Road near the junction with Dalton Green Lane. A map of the allotments is attached but if you need directions on the day call 07719509703.