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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Dying Matters Awareness Week

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TSL Kirklees Member, Kirkwood Hospice, has commissioned a play for Dying Matters Awareness Week.

Spread the Word will be performed this Friday (17th May) at 2pm and is designed to get people thinking about planning for the future, their choices and wishes.  It will also give people an opportunity to find out more about the hospice and its services.

To find out more and book a place, contact Joanne Martin – joanne.martin@kirkwoodhospice.co.uk

Calling All Kirklees Social Enterprises

More than profit

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.

Find Out More About ESF Community Grants

ESF grantFree Information Events

Groundwork are holding a series of¬†free information events across West Yorkshire where you can find out more about ESF Community Grants, and how to apply for up to ¬£20,000 of funding, and they’ll be in Kirklees on 23rd May.

At these events you will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand how an ESF Community Grant could help you to support the people you work with
  • Learn about the eligibility requirements and application process
  • Meet directly with Peter Murphy,¬†Operations Director of Groundwork
  • Ask any questions you may have about the Grant fund
  • Network with other projects

Arrive for the start of the session for a full overview of the grant, or drop in before the end to chat to one of our team.

If you are interested in applying for the European Social Fund, don’t miss this opportunity to find out more! 

Come along to the Kirklees event:

HUDDERSFIELD
9:30-11:30am, 23rd May 2019
Huddersfield Mission, 3-13 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QA
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Events are also being held in Bradford, Leeds, Halifax and Wakefield.

Find out more about ESF Community Grants

Apply for a grant

Have Your Say on Health & Care Services in Kirklees

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What would you do to improve health and care services in Kirklees?

The Long Term Plan sets out what the NHS wants to do better for people. Your local NHS needs to hear from you about what it should do to make care better for your community.

Make your voice count and help make care better. Take part in the survey.

Find out about the Long Term Plan and how your views can make a difference 

Survey closes Friday 3rd May 2019.

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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Up to ¬£6k Available for Groups Working with the Elderly

OneCommunity

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, and priority will be given to these groups. We do not normally make grants to large local, regional and national charities.

Visit the website for further information and to apply.