Member News: CUP Community Activators Scheme

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.

Children 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.

Read the report here…

If you wish to find out more visit our website or please don’t hesitate to contact me directly:

Paul Lewis, Project Director, Communities United Project

E: paul.lewis@c-u-p.org, T: 01484 510932

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Kirklees Council Launching New Community Crowdfunding Initiative

growig great places

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

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.