BREXIT: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR VOLUNTEERING?

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has created a guide to ‘no-deal Brexit and the voluntary sector, plus a blogpost answering questions such as:

  • Can EU volunteers continue to volunteer in the UK?
  • Are volunteer numbers going to go down?
  • What will organisations need to do in the future?
  • Can UK citizens volunteer in Europe?
  • What should I do next

Volunteer Management Committee Members, Pavilion Youth Hub

Closing date: 25th October 2019

Pavilion Youth Hub is a charitable organisation, which formed following the collective experiences of a few home-educating families, Nick & Suzanne Wilson being the founder members. Following a difficult transition to High School, they felt they had no option but to withdraw their 11 yr old daughter from school in favour of home education. Although academically able, they feared she may become socially isolated and would benefit from working alongside her peers. The idea of PYH was born.

We have 2 vacancies to fill. We meet approximately 4 times a year to discuss various items, not limited to but including:

  • Governance: Organisation status, admissions & fees
  • Safeguarding: Recruitment, policies and management
  • Finance: Fundraising, banking and financial accounts
  • Premises: Rent, renewals, maintenance
  • Curriculum: Content, timetable, events & planning
  • Pastoral: Mental health needs, partnerships & networking. Hub events
  • Staff: Recruitment & roles
  • Any other business: Anything & everything!

Application process
Should you wish to apply to become a member of our management committee, please put together a brief account of why you are interested in the role, what you can bring to the role, and how the role can benefit you personally. It need not be more than 1 page.

If offered appointment you will need:
• An enhanced DBS certificate. (We can apply for one on your behalf if you don’t already hold).

• To complete safeguarding training. (We will arrange should you not already hold)

• To provide proof of address, and identification. (Utility bill & passport or driving licence)

• To provide 2 references.

Please email your application to pavilionyouthhub@gmail.com


Closing date 25th October 2019.

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

Come and Celebrate Community Learning in Kirklees

Showcase your work or find out about opportunities and funding for community activities

  • 4th September at Proper Job Theatre Company, Huddersfield – find out more
  • 11th September at Ravensthorpe Community Centre – find out more

Community Learning Works is now in it’s 3rd year (funded initially by Kirklees Council with further funding from National Lottery), and we’re organising a couple of celebration events to showcase some of the successful projects, and promote some of the great local opportunities for volunteering and learning.

If you’d like your group to be involved to showcase your work, promote your activities and have a stand, let us know:

bridget@tslkirklees.org.uk

Alternatively, you can come along to find out more about the project and opportunities for your group to be involved.

Come & Find Out More About Local Funding & Support

People Helping People Network Meetings in Cleckheaton & Dewsbury

Join us at Cleckheaton Town Hall tomorrow (24th July) to celebrate community activity & Local Project Funding

Join us at Howlands next week (31st July) to find out how to crowdfund for your organisation at Dewsbury Soup

Our People Helping People Network meetings are run by Third Sector Leaders Kirklees in partnership with Kirklees Council. They are designed to give information and support to community groups, voluntary groups, charities and social enterprises.

Both meetings will include:

  • information about how to apply for funding like Do Something Now, and National Lottery,
  • details of help with recruiting volunteers and promoting opportunities,
  • information about free training and support from Third Sector Leaders
  • and time for networking

The Cleckheaton event is also combined with a celebration of local project funding awarded by ward councillors from their ward budget, and will include details of how to apply for this funding. A light buffet and refreshments will be provided.

The Dewsbury event will feature Dewsbury Soup and details of how to apply for and pitch at their community crowdfunding events.

Find out more & book now on Eventbrite for Cleckheaton or Dewsbury

Volunteering Survey: Tell us about what you do & why

Help us get a picture of why people help out in their local communities & what might be stopping others from getting involved…

We want to find out a bit more about people who give some of their time to help in their local communities. For example, some people may:
  – Organise a knit and natter group
  – Help out at a Stay and Play session
  – Coach a youth football team
  – Run a local choir
  – Be a key holder for a community building

We would like to know more about why people get involved with helping their local community and what might put others off doing so. In this survey, we call anyone who gives his or her time free to help out a ‘volunteer’.

It would be helpful if you could take a few minutes to answer some questions. All the information we gather will be treated confidentially –information will be collected by Kirklees Council and only shared with Communities United Project and Third Sector Leaders Kirklees. 

Please share the survey with your volunteer teams and anyone else who you know helps out in your community, and fill it in yourself if you give your time for free in any capacity.

Start the survey…

Funding News: New Fund for Youth Social Action

#iwill Fund for Young People in Kirklees – deadline 12th July

The #iwill Fund is managed by One Community Foundation on behalf of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the National Lottery Community Fund. Local fundraising is also a key part of the #iwill Programme.

The #iwill Fund is an England wide joint investment that brings together £40 million in funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and The National Lottery Community Fund, creating a central investment pot. The National Lottery Community Fund believes that when young people are leading social action, communities thrive.

The #iwill Fund in Kirklees will offer grants between £1,000 and £5,000 for projects and activities raising the level and quality of youth social action in an area. Activities must be for young people between the age of 10 and 20, and up to 25 years for disabled young people.
 
Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering and helping young people develop the skills and knowledge that employers looks for.

Example projects may include:

  • A drop in where young people teach others new skills such as coding/bike maintenance/nail art
  • Bite-size events for young people to train an organisation’s staff on the latest social media
  • Growing vegetables with a local allotment or food initiative and then selling them
  • Youth volunteering projects where young people support local residents needing help such as shopping, gardening and street cleaning

The Funding deadline for applications is Friday 12 July.

Applications are made online, please follow this link to the fund page, then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the blue ‘apply now’ button.

For help and advice, please contact the Foundation Grants Team: (01484) 468397.

Groups must demonstrate that their programme can meet the following quality principles of great youth social action: