After two and a half years of hard work, Kirklees Youth Alliance has been successfully registered as an independent charity Kirklees Youth Alliance CIO.
Susan Greenwood, Development Manager for the newly formed charity said ‘While it is sad to be leaving the lovely TSL team, this is great news for local VCS youth organisations and means that we can go ahead and start fundraising in our own right to support the valuable activities and services they provide for children and young people across Kirklees.’
Kirklees Youth Alliance CIO will be applying for funding to employ a Project Worker to work on a toolkit for individuals and organisations wanting to develop community youth provision (as well as help existing groups review how they are operating) and a bespoke quality standard devised with the groups and organisations in the network and local young people who take part in their activities.
They are also looking for funding to employ a professional Youth Worker and a Government-funded Kickstart Youth Work Assistant so that they can be deployed out to support two different communities establish some much needed provision.
We would like to congratulate everyone involved including the new Board of Trustees without whom none of this would have been possible.