Celebrating Community Learning Success

Hear how Community Learning Works helps people find their future and supports groups to offer new opportunities to people in their communities.

Join us for celebration events in January and March in Batley and Huddersfield

Community Learning Works, managed by TSL Community Learning Manager, Bridget Hughes, is celebrating the end of it's first phase of funding with a series of celebration events and case studies. Bridget said,

We're incredibly proud of what we've achieved over the last (almost) 3 years, and how we've been able to partner with community organisations and learning providers to offer additional courses that address gaps, overcome barriers and help community groups deliver creative and engaging local activities that encourage people to build their confidence, try something new or learn a new skill.

You can find out more about the next phase of our work, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, and how your group, venue or organisation can get involved at our celebration events in Batley and Huddersfield as part of the People Helping People Network meetings. You'll hear from groups about their experiences of running community learning projects and from individuals about their experiences of taking part, and how it has helped them.

The People Helping People events, celebrating community learning will be held on 23rd January at Batley Library and 5th March at S2R in Huddersfield. These meetings, run by TSL Kirklees in partnership with Kirklees Council are designed to give information, support and networking to community and voluntary groups across Kirklees. As well as celebrating and giving information about community learning, these 2 meetings will include advice on:

  • other small grants funding,
  • recruiting volunteers,
  • getting support from and promoting your services and activities through TSL Kirklees

Joe's Story

After being referred to CLW by Carers Count, Joe, who has a learning disability and autism, has made use of his interest in social media and photography by volunteering with KLTV, and taking part in a marketing project for Bagshaw Museum and Batley Smile. He has gone on to win an Adult Community Learning Award.

I never thought I would be doing anything like this

When I was told about the marketing project about Bagshaw, I jumped at the chance.  I am from Batley and have always loved spending time in the park.  I know there are so many great ways to improve the park and museum.  I think a great idea would be to do a photography club.


Nikki's Story

Nikki is a single parent who has experienced a lot of challenges and barriers in her life, including past addictions that have meant that, even though she'd received a lot of employment and skills support, she'd lost all her confidence and wasn't progressing. Now, with CLW's help, she has been able to turn her life around in a very short time and is an inspiration to her friends and family.

This has all been in a small time frame of around four months. I am more hopeful for the future now than I have ever been in nearly ten years!

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