Last Chance to Get up to ¬£15k for Work Addressing Complex Social Issues

Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank Foundation is offering charities up to £15,000 in funding to help them develop or trial new approaches to service delivery through the last round of its Enable grants.

Charities must apply for a share of the £1.9 million available before 31 August when Lloyds Bank Foundation will close the programme. To be eligible, charities must have an income of between £25,000 and £1 million, and work with people aged 17 and over experiencing complex social issues such as domestic abuse, sexual abuse and exploitation, mental health issues, and homelessness.

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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.

Musicians Raising Money for The Welcome Centre

We Shall Overcome will raise funds for The Welcome Centre, supporting those hit by the worst effects of austerity, this Friday (Good Friday) in Huddersfield. 

Since 2015, the demand for food banks nationally has increased significantly and the first quarter of 2019, The Welcome Centre has already provided 4178 packs to local people in crisis. Our busiest year ever.

Event date: 19th April
Venue: Northern Quarter, Huddersfield
Time: 8pm until late
Fee: Donation entry. All funds raised to the Welcome Centre.
Artists: Pat Fulgoni (Chill-out Drum & Bass) Johnny Campbell (Alt-Folk) Monika Zlámalová (Indie-Folk)

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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.