Announcing The Kirklees Finance Worker Forum

Bringing together finance & accounting staff from the voluntary, community & charity sector.

Wednesday 30th October 2019

12pm to 2pm at TSL Kirklees, 12 New Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2AR

Join us for the inaugural Kirklees Finance Forum, hosted by WYCAS & TSL Kirklees at the TSL offices in central Huddersfield.

The Finance Forum will provide an opportunity for people who work in the Kirklees voluntary, community and charity sector to get together and discuss finance and accounting issues. The Forum is designed to enable us to learn from each other; to provide training opportunities and to offer a supportive network.

At this first meeting we plan to identify common areas of interest, how we might meet in the future and, if time allows, have a focus on what a good Reserves Policy might look like.

Tea/coffee and sandwiches will be provided.

Book now via Eventbrite or Facebook

For more information please contact Rhys North, WYCAS Community Accountant – rhys.north@wycas.org.uk or mobile 07891 333 030 or TSL Kirklees on 01484 519053, comms@tslkirklees.org.uk.

Third Sector Jobs: Community Links Manager, One Community Foundation

We are looking for someone to work with communities and businesses across Kirklees, to increase local volunteering.

The post exists to promote and substantially increase volunteering activity in Kirklees, so strengthening voluntary groups in the area. This is a newly created position, nominally for three years, and the successful candidate will work within the One Community Foundation office based in central Huddersfield. The role will involve frequent travel across Kirklees. Success in this role is likely to make the role permanent.

Find out more & apply

Closing date: Tuesday 10th September

Interviews: Wednesday 25th September

Apply Now: 3-Months Free Support for Local Social Enterprises

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

For further information please contact Sharon@yaba.uk.com / 07807 474885

Start date September 2019

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:

  1. having a clear social or environmental mission which is set out in its governing documents,
  2. an independent business which earns income through trading,
  3. controlled or owned in the interests of the social mission,
  4. either reinvesting or giving away its profits or surpluses to further its social purpose,
  5. and transparent about how it operates and the impact it has.

Celebrate Yorkshire Day at TSL Kirklees Members’ Meeting: Huddersfield Blueprint – Have Your Say…

Plus inclusion, update on new health & wellbeing initiatives, new TSL Kirklees website & membership package, & new Thriving Kirklees funding.

We’ve decided to keep August’s Members’ Meeting in central Huddersfield so that we can discuss the proposed Kirklees Blueprint for the town centre, and even pop out to look at some of the earmarked sites if necessary. It would be great to be able to pull together some third sector views on the changes.

We’ll also be:

  • hearing about inclusion
  • getting an update on some of the health and wellbeing initiatives that we heard about at the April meeting
  • launching the new TSL Kirklees website & package of member benefits
  • finding out about new Thriving Kirklees funding

and of course, we’ll be celebrating Yorkshire Day.

About The Meetings

Our TSL Kirklees Members’ Meetings are held bi-monthly and are an opportunity for our member organisations to get together, share knowledge and experience, and hear from key third sector partners, experts and commissioners about their initiatives and priorities. The meetings are made up of a mixture of speakers, workshops and discussions, networking, and opportunities to promote our services and activities and get help and support from peers. We try our best to make sure it’s two hours well spent and worth the time out of your organisation or community business.

Non-members charities, community and voluntary group and social enterprises are welcome to come along as guests before deciding whether they’d like to join. Our aim is to help develop, support and grow a healthy, active and collaborative third sector in Kirklees. Our membership fees therefore are designed to cover the costs of our meetings and member-only activities and allow as many people as possible to take part.

For futher information contact Lisa – comms@tslkirklees.org.uk, 01484 519053, or visit www.thirdsectorleaderskirklees.org

Book now on Eventbrite.

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

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.