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

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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:

Trustees Needed: Home Start Kirklees

homestartTwo 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
  • Male gender

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

www.homestart-kirklees.org.uk

 

 

LAST CHANCE: Nominate Your Volunteers for the Great Volunteer Get Together

Great Volunteer Get Together

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: volunteer@tslkirklees.org.uk