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
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:
having a clear social or environmental mission which is set out in its governing documents,
an independent business which earns income through trading,
controlled or owned in the interests of the social mission,
either reinvesting or giving away its profits or surpluses to further its social purpose,
and transparent about how it operates and the impact it has.
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
SEYH Annual Conference – Rebelling Social Enterprise Style
Fri, 28 June 2019, 09:30 – 16:00
3-13 Lord Street
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-
Tech for Good
Profit is not a Dirty Word
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!!!
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.
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.
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, andpriority will be given to these groups. We do not normally make grants to large local, regional and national charities.