£100k Grants for Community Facilities

Projects need to be within 10 miles of the landfill site at Normanton (WF6 2JA )

Use the location checker to find out if you are eligible…

Registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities.

This can include village halls and community centres, public play areas; publicly available multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks; sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full public access; churches – community spaces only; nature reserves; public gardens, parks, country parks and woodlands with at least dawn to dusk access; and Museums.

The funding is being made available through the FCC Community Action Fund and is available to projects located within 10 miles of an eligible FCC Environment site.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 11th December 2019.

Find out more and apply…

Third Sector Jobs: Admin Assistant, Talkthru

Closing Date – This Friday (25th October 2019)

3-month temporary contract, 16 hours per week, salary: £8.21/hour

Talkthru, (registered charity no.1122488) offer counselling services across Kirklees helping parents who have lost a pregnancy, baby or have other pregnancy-related issues. The counselling team provided 650 counselling hours last year.

Are you an organised, creative and compassionate person? Can you support our Centre Manager by ensuring that the office along with its finances run smoothly allowing the counselling team to focus on the needs of our clients?

We are a small team at Talkthru so everyone occasionally steps away from their normal duties to help with adhoc tasks but the daily tasks the successful candidate will complete include:

– Provide a point of contact for clients and process their referrals to ensure they can access the support they need at the earliest opportunity

– Distributing physical & digital communications as required

– Maintaining the book of accounts on a timely basis ensuring all income and expenditure is accurately recorded and supporting documents are filed in an orderly manner                            

–  Monitoring, organising and updating relevant data using database applications when necessary to maintain accuracy.

          – Ensure administrative practices are GDPR compliant

Do you have great people skills and strong emotional intelligence? These skills are key to this role as at times you will be client facing and need to adapt your style depending on each individual clients’ needs. Confidentiality is essential and will always be maintained in and outside of work.

This is an initial 3-month contract which may lead to a permanent role. The hours are 10:30am until 14:30pm on Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri. If this sounds like the kind of exciting challenge you are looking for and feel that you can demonstrate the skills we are looking for then we would love to hear from you.

Closing date: 25th October 2019

Interview date: 28th October 2019

Start date: 29th October 2019

For more information about the role or to arrange a phone call (01484 515137) to discuss this role further please email office@talkthru.org.uk

Third Sector Jobs: Calderdale Staying Safe Administrator

Fixed Term Contract with WomenCentre

Calderdale Staying Safe Administrator

Fixed term contract until June 2021

20 hours per week to be worked 9.00am until 1.00pm Monday to Friday

SCALE  Pt 22-25 £21,074 – £23,111 (Pro-rata)  

The post is funded by Calderdale MBC and multi-agency partners.

Personal and job related skills will include:-

  • Experience in administration and the ability to develop admin systems.
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Ability to work in a busy and fast paced environment.
  • Experience of working without close supervision and using own initiative.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Flexible approach to change and open to new ideas.

It would also be helpful if the successful applicant can work additional hours if required in other admin roles across the organisation.

Closing Date: 9.00am, 25th October 2019

Interviews:  4th November 2019

For an informal discussion please contact Lynn Walsh on 01422 386508

For more information about the above posts visit www.womencentre.org.uk  where an application pack can be downloaded.

Please email completed applications to vivienne.teasdale@womencentre.org.uk

This post is open to women only – Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1 applies

Supporting People Harmed by Crime:

Launch of the West Yorkshire Victims Strategy and PCC’s Annual Third Sector Conference.

Monday 11 November 2019, 1pm to 5pm & 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Central Leeds

You are invited to attend the launch the West Yorkshire Victims’ Strategy. The event will also be the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Annual Third Sector conference, recognising the pivotal role that voluntary, community, and faith organisations play in supporting victims, survivors and communities harmed by crime.

The event will take place on Monday 11 November at a venue in central Leeds – a short walk from the train station – with the first session starting at 1pm and ending at 5pm and the second session, starting at 5:30pm and ending at 8.30pm.

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Vera Baird, Victims Commissioner for England and Wales and formerly Northumbria PCC.
  • John Robins QPM, Chief Constable of West Yorkshire
  • The third sector and victims themselves will also speak at the event and contribute to the discussions.

You will be able to opt into a choice of group sessions to brief you on the wide range of statutory and voluntary sector services available to support victims and survivors and there will be an opportunity for organisations supporting victims and survivors to publicise their services in a “market place” style event.   The programme for the afternoon session will be mirrored by the evening session.  The ‘market place’ will remain into the evening and those who can attend both sessions will have a greater opportunity to network and benefit from the group information sessions. 

The PCC is especially concerned that victims, survivors, other service users and the many individuals who support them as volunteers have the opportunity to attend, and this is why the event will be repeated in the evening. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day and a light buffet will be available for those attending both sessions. 

To register your interest for one or both sessions either an attendee or an organisation wishing to include a stall in the market place please email – consultation@westyorkshire.pcc.pnn.gov.uk.  You can also call on 01924 294021 or 01924 294023 by Friday 25 October 2019.  

Social Value Roadshow

Join Social Enterprise Yorkshire & Humber, Social Value UK & Inspiring Impact for a roadshow looking at what social value is, why it’s important, and what to do about it.

15th October 2019

10am to 2pm

Huddersfield Mission

Social Value Roadshow – The roadshow will give an overview of the wider international and national contexts, as well as the local partners knowledge of Huddersfield and the surrounding areas.  We will look at what social value is, why it is important to you, and how to take action.  Social Value UK and SEYH will bring sector specific knowledge to guide attendees from public, private and civil society in how to navigate the social value landscape.

Local Networking – This is an opportunity for networking with local organisations from across all sectors, to share problems, opportunities, skills and resources from a local perspective.

Inspiring Impact – This is a VCSE focused workshop looking at impact management with practical exercises, case studies and tools that can be taken back to be used in attendees work and organisations.

For more information contact info@socialvalueuk.org or visit www.socialvalueuk.org/inspiringimpact

The Good Childhood Report 2019

Read the latest report from the Children’s Society collating the views of young people aged 11-18 from across the UK.

Since 2009 children and young people have become increasingly unhappy. Based on the latest figures we estimate a quarter of a million children are unhappy with their lives, with factors like friends, school and appearance all playing a role.

We are calling on the Government to introduce national measurement of well-being for all children aged 11-18 to be undertaken through schools and colleges once a year. This would enable the experiences of young people to be recorded and issues acted upon for future generations.

The Good Childhood Report 2019 is the eighth in our annual series and alongside the latest trends in children’s well-being, also looks at family, financial circumstance, multiple disadvantage and what children and young people think about the future.

Read our interactive summary.

Find out more and access the full report…

Take Part in our Survey & Help Us Get a Snapshot of the Third Sector in Kirklees

Third Sector Trends in the North 2019

Kirklees Council and Third Sector Leaders are working together to encourage as many Kirklees groups and organisations to take part in ta major study of third sector trends.  This will help us to ensure that we provide the best support and services that we can for your work now and in the future.  It is part of a bigger study across the North of England, being run by Durham University, however if enough people from Kirklees take part, we’ll be able to get a useful data and a snapshot of the sector in our area.

The survey takes just 20 minutes to complete and you shouldn’t need to check up any facts and figures to fill it in. You can complete the survey online on you PC, tablet or phone via this link:

Take Part Now…

Please share the link with as many people as possible & use #ThirdSectorTrends if you’re sharing it on social media. Hard copies are also available from Jo Bolland Jo.Bolland@kirklees.gov.uk 07971 541014 or Billy Tindle Billy.Tindle@kirklees.gov.uk 07814 173077.

More About the Study

Whether your organisation or group is big or small, flourishing or struggling financially – or just carrying on more or less as normal – we need to hear from you.

Using the findings, Durham University will build a picture of how organisations and groups work, how they get their resources and how they are planning to work in future.

The research helps to inform national and local government, health organisations and charitable foundations so that they make good decisions on how to invest in the activity of the third sector.

The research also helps the third sector itself to show the extent and value of the work it does. 

The project has generously been supported by Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland and Power to Change.

Headline findings will be published in December 2019 and the full results will be freely available from spring 2020. A report focusing specifically on Kirklees will also be available at this time.

Recent reports from the study so far can be found at:

https://www.communityfoundation.org.uk/knowledge-and-leadership/third-sector-trends-research/

If you have any questions about the research and/or the questionnaire, please contact Professor Tony Chapman, St Chad’s College, Durham University, 18 North Bailey, DURHAM DH1 3RH, or by email: tony.chapman@durham.ac.uk.