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.
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:
Alternatively, you can come along to find out more about the project and opportunities for your group to be involved.
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.
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.
#iwill Fund for Young People in Kirklees – deadline 12th July
#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
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
Funding deadline for applications is Friday 12 July.
Two Vacancies for People with Business, Marketing or Income Generation Expertise
We currently have 2 vacancies within the Home-Start Kirklees board of trustees following the retirement of a long standing member and a recent resignation. To ensure that we consistently remain quorate across committee meetings, we are seeking the skills and experience needed to complement our existing members, therefore we would be most interested in hearing from potential trustees who would fit within the following areas of expertise:-
Knowledge and experience of either corporate or small business,
Social media and marketing
Fundraising and generating income
We would particularly welcome volunteers from the following demographic population:-
Resides or works within the North Kirklees area (Dewsbury, Batley, Spen areas)
Representative of the BME population
A commitment to the role would entail attending a monthly board meeting and a quarterly sub-committee meeting as well as leading on specific items in-between meetings as and when dependent upon need.
A full induction will be offered as well as travel expenses to meetings
For further information, please contact Kerri Flanagan, Director, on 01484 421925
Thank your volunteers with an invitation to this Volunteers’ Week celebration event
As part of Volunteers’ Week, Volunteering Kirklees are organising a Great Volunteer Get Together celebrating volunteering in Kirklees and thanking all those people who help out and keep our organisations running.
You can nominate anyone who volunteers for your organisation for an invitation and they will be rewarded with a glass of fizz, cake and entertainment, and will hear from special guest speaker, Kim Leadbeater from the Jo Cox Foundation/More in Common at Mirfield Showground (as part of the Great Green Get Together) on Saturday 8th June, from 3pm to 5pm.
Places are limited, so let us know as soon as possible if you’d like someone to come. Email for further details and invitations: firstname.lastname@example.org