Survey of Social Enterprise Activity in Kirklees (& Join The More Than Profit Network)

Please complete the survey by 31st July to help us support & grow social enterprise in Kirklees

Third Sector Leaders Kirklees and Kirklees Council are supporting researchers from Leeds Beckett University with a study to explore the scale of Social Enterprise Activity (SEA) across the Region. This is part of our work to support and grow social enterprise with new initiatives such as the new More Than Profit network.

Instigated by West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), the research aims to:

  • Establish the scale and scope of the activity/sector
  • Examine the challenges that organisations undertaking SEA face
  • Identify gaps in the infrastructure supporting organisations delivering SEA
  • Formulate some practical policy options to support the development of the sector

For the study we would like to receive input from a wide range of organisations, including both those which classify themselves as Social Enterprises, and those that have a wider remit but undertake Social Enterprise Activities as part of their operation (SEA is defined as trading / selling goods or services which also fulfil a social mission). To take part in the research you will need to complete this online survey.

The survey should take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and any information given will remain totally confidential and will only be used by researchers and stakeholders involved in the project. The findings from the research will be published in a report; however, the data from the survey will be presented in aggregate form only, so neither you nor your organisation will be identifiable from the results.

Click on this link to access the online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SocEntKirklees

If you feel you are not the most appropriate person to respond on behalf of your organisation, please forward this email to a colleague (however we only need one response from each organisation.) If you would prefer to complete a paper copy of the questionnaire or would prefer to respond over the telephone then please contact the Survey Centre on the number below. Please note the final submission date is Wednesday, 31st July 2019.

The project is funded by Higher Education Innovation Funding and is a partnership between Leeds Beckett University and WYCA. Advice and oversight is provided by the School for Social Entrepreneurs Yorkshire and the North East and Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber (SEYH). The research has been reviewed and approved under LBU’s research ethics process. If you have any questions about the study please contact Penny Wymer on 0113 8121960 or p.wymer@leedsbeckett.ac.uk If you have any technical issues, or queries about how to complete the questionnaire, please contact the Survey Research Centre on (0113) 812 1960 or email m.p.reynolds@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

We look forward to receiving your response in due course.

To find out more and join the new More Than Profit Network, please contact comms@tslkirklees.org.uk.

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Third Sector Training: Introduction to Islam & Muslim Culture Course

‏Cultural Competency Training, 16th July 2019

With the increasing number of terrorist attacks associated with Islam across the globe, the constant negative portrayal of Islam in the Media, and the current issues relating to Relationship Sex Education in Schools and the LGBT community; isn’t it time to learn more about Islam and Muslims from authentic sources? Here is the opportunity!

FEE only £37.00 (Discounted price)

Please let us know if you require an invoice

Venue:        Bilal Mosque

                    245 Yews Hill Rd, Huddersfield  HD4 5DE.

Date:           Tuesday 16 July 2019             Time: 9:30am to 4.00pm

To register please go to: https://ic160719.eventbrite.co.uk

Includes: lunch, information pack & visit to Mosque

Over 19,500 people throughout the UK have now attended this highly informative and successful course.

The course is delivered by Kaushar Tai, Management and Training Consultant, and is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about Islam & Muslim culture.

Learning Outcomes:

  • A better understanding of the basic beliefs & practices,
  • Information regarding the background to Muslims in Britain,
  • Confidence in understanding what is Islam and what is not,
  • Issues relating to LGBT issues and the Islamic perspective
  • The meaning of Sharia Law?  The status of women in Islam
  • The true meaning of Jihad? What actually happens inside a Mosque?

    Who is this course for? All are welcome, including:
  • Anyone who wishes to learn about Islam
  • Public, Private & Voluntary Sector Workers, including police, Social Workers, Teachers; counter terrorism officer, NHS staff; Mental Health Workers etc.
  • Those who wish to improve their cultural competency training Foster Carers and those working with Muslim Refugees

    This course offers and excellent opportunity to ask any questions in a friendly & comfortable environment.  Places are limited and will be on a first come first serve basis.

For further information please contact:

Kaushar Tai at Aksaa on 0781 3811914

For an invoice email: kaushartai@hotmail.com

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

Member News: YCC Family Fun Day

Kirklees College, 7th August 2018

TSL Kirklees Member, Yorkshire Childrens Centre is holding a free family fun day at Kirklees College this summer, as part of their Hopeful Families initiative.

Please pass the information on to clients or families who you work with who may be interested.

Partner News: Employability Skills Course

Intensive Free 2.5 Day Course Starting Next Week

Crosland Moor Community Learning Centre

This course is all about improving self-esteem and gaining confidence in applying for jobs by using IT. It will cover CV writing , job search, emailing attachments and some interview skills.

If you have clients who’d be interested, get in touch asap to book their free place – 01484 462346

Member News: Growing Works Summer Celebration & AGM

Thursday 11th July, 4pm to 8pm

Wakefield Road Allotments

Third Sector Leaders Kirklees member, Growing Works, is holding a Summer Celebration and Annual General Meeting. This is an opportunity to hear about their projects and progress, and plans for the future.  There will be bring and share food, free family activities, garden tours and music.  For more information contact us on 01484 549479.

The allotments site is accessed by a track leading off Wakefield Road near the junction with Dalton Green Lane.  A map of the allotments is attached but if you need directions on the day call 07719509703.

www.growingworks.org.uk

Third Sector Jobs: Assistant Finance Support Officer

Refugee Integration Yorkshire and Humber project, Migration Yorkshire

Salary details: C1: £21,589 to £23,836

Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Hours per Week: 37

Closing date: 15 July 2019 11:30 PM

Do you have excellent finance support skills? Are you looking for an interesting and varied role?

We’re looking for an assistant finance support officer to work on ‘Refugee Integration Yorkshire and Humber’ (RIYH), a large new project led by Migration Yorkshire, in which we’ll work closely with local employers, services, communities and individual refugees to establish a new region-wide approach to integration. The project is co-funded by the European Union Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.

Find out more and apply…