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Kirklees Health and Wellbeing Strategy

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The Kirklees Health and Wellbeing Board has now approved the refreshed Health and Wellbeing Strategy which is attached and is available online at Kirklees Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

Manifesto for Mutual Aid

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Drawing on research and lived engagement, this document aims to narrate, celebrate and elevate the mutual aid practices that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also identifies recommendations for policy, grounded in the lives and experiences of those on the

Impact of the cost of living crisis on volunteers: Report

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Volunteer Scotland's recent cost of living report, titled: ‘Testing our Resilience: Impact of the Cost of Living Crisis on Volunteering and Volunteers.'

Tackling Poverty Mail-Out 24/10/22

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A fortnightly email round-up of the latest information and resources to help you support local people who are living in poverty or struggling with the rising cost of living. This includes: Support Funding Research & engagement Training & development Further

 Applying to Trusts & Foundations: Rachel Ireland, Independent Funding Adviser

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Rachel can take referrals via TSL for 1-1 calls on things like bid writing, sustainability, registering/incorporating your organisation and measuring your outputs, outcomes & impact.

Mayor's Safer Communities Fund: Meet the Funder

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The Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund (MSCF) is a grant giving scheme which is designed to make funding easily accessible for projects that aim to make West Yorkshire safer and feel safer.

National Lottery Community Fund: Meet the Funder

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The National Lottery Community Fund want to support communities to thrive and grow.

Key Fund: Meet the Funder

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Loans and grants for community and social enterprises.

Guide & Workbook for founders of social enterprises, voluntary groups and small charities

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Part 1: Starting a Not-For-Profit Part 2: Applying for Grants Part 3: Growing & Sustaining By Rachel Ireland, Third Sector Success

Free Utility Aid bill audit

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The Utility Aid validation team has recovered over £3.8 million in overcharges found on customers invoices. The most common overcharges are incorrect VAT and estimated meter readings. Contact Utility Aid if you’re up for renewal or would like a free audit.

Free HR Toolkits

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Roots HR CIC is giving away free HR toolkits that are jam packed full of advice, guidance, templates and training on topics from recruitment to managing leavers, all tailored to micro, small and medium sized social sector employers.

Strategy webinar series - NCVO

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Charity leaders share their experiences, and  give practical tools and approaches on the external environment, theory or change and your strategic options and choices.

“A sneak preview “ into the Kirklees Year of MUSiK 2023

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Applying for grants in 2022

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Independent funding consultant, Rachel Ireland explains how charities, voluntary and community groups can show the great work they do in a way, AND meet the changing criteria of funders in the current climate. Part 1: Finding The Right Funder Part

Bank Accounts for Community Groups and Charities

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Information regarding opening community and charity bank accounts.

Older People’s Mental Health - Healthy Ageing Resources

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There are some new resources that have been developed by OHID, with a focus on older people, to explore ways for rebuilding confidence lost during lockdown. “Getting Back to Me” includes 2 documents; a personal plan intended to guide an individual

Applying For Grants: Guide & Workbook for founders of social enterprises, voluntary groups and small charities in the UK

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Written by Rachel Ireland, Independent Funding Adviser. Part 1: Finding The Right Funder Part 2: Developing A Strong Proposal Part 3: Setting Fundraising Targets

Feeding Kirklees: Next Steps Meeting Notes

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This event, organised by TSL Kirklees in partnership with Kirklees Council, aimed to bring together anyone interested in creating a Kirklees where everyone has equal access to food. A 'next steps' discussion, following the Feeding Kirklees event in July. That

Kirklees Dementia Design Guide

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The Kirklees Dementia Design Guide is a toolkit which Kirklees Council have developed with the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre that will help to make spaces and places across Kirklees more inclusive and accessible for residents living with dementia.Read

Kirklees Health Needs Assessment for gypsies and travellers - resources and video

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Leeds GATE employee and member of the Romani Gypsy community in Kirklees has made a short video that aims to reach those who identify as Gypsies or Travellers in Kirklees to get in touch. You can use this video freely

Avoiding Cyber Enabled Fraud: Presentation & Links

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Avoiding Cyber Enabled Fraud: NHS designed presentation but some helpful tips and links Small Charity Guide - NCSC.GOV.UK Protect your charity from fraud and cyber crime - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021 (publishing.service.gov.uk) Get Safe Online | Free,

Report: Boom and bust? The last baby boomers and their prospects for later life

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November 2021 report written by Centre for Ageing Better.

Green Doctor - Helping Tackle Fuel Proverty

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Green Doctors is a service run by Groundwork, a group of charities working across the UK to respond to the needs of local communities and tackle fuel poverty.

Affordable Warmth Resources 2021/22

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Downloadable Ways to Stay Warm and be Energy Smart resources to help you support Kirklees residents stay warm and well during the colder months. This replaces theAffordable Warmth resource from previous years and continues to include information and sources of

Kirklees Befriending Providers Directory

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A handy resource if you are working with anyone who would benefit from a befriender.

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