1,000th Covid Shopping Trip Delivered

As the Denby Dale Centre approached the end of the six-months of delivering special services for people isolating or shielding because of the pandemic, and do not have their own network of support. The shopping service was introduced first, been seen as the more urgent than dog walking or phone buddies, and had it’s first […]

Preparing for the ‘New Normal’

Advice and guidance for returning to the community or back to work Mental health and recovery charity, Richmond Fellowship has produced some simple guidance for people who might be nervous or have anxiety about returning to work, volunteering or other community activities and services.  The 2-page document covers: Using public transport Attending appointments and community […]

Guidance for Re-Opening Community Facilities

New Government Guidelines for Community Centres, Village Halls, and Multi-Use Community Facilities The guidance for community buildings is changing Saturday 4th July.  Until then community centres could be used for a permitted activities only: essential voluntary activities and urgent public support early years childcare indoor markets From 4th July, however, it’s at the discretion of […]

Free Short Courses For Community Groups & Individuals

Expand Your Skills and Employability, or Build Confidence and Wellbeing with Northern College Are you looking to expand your community group using social media, learn new skills to enhance your employability, or do you fancy learning something new to give you a sense of control and help you maintain a healthy wellbeing during these uncertain […]

A very different Volunteers Week

Volunteers Week 2020 will take place from the 1st-7th June. At TSL Kirklees, we recognise the exceptional work that our volunteers do, and believe that they deserve to be thanked. Normally we’d have events and visit organisations to thank volunteers. However, following advice from NCVO, we will be doing everything virtually. We will also be […]

Volunteering Opportunities Needed in North Kirklees

Volunteering Kirklees are currently focusing on developing volunteering and volunteering opportunities in North Kirklees. They’ll be running a series of drop-in sessions and fairs for potential volunteers across North Kirklees from January to April, and they’d like to hear from local organisations who might be looking for more volunteers or who would like help with […]

TSL Kirklees Migration Team: Welcome Mentor Training Success

#kirkleeswelcomes! Community spirit was in full swing at Ravensthorpe Community Centre last week for the TSL Kirklees Migration Team’s Welcome Mentor training. This is a scheme to recruit and train volunteers who are good with people and know their local communities inside and out to become mentors for recent migrants and help them feel welcome […]

The Christmas Dinner Project Comes To Huddersfield

Can you help make Christmas Day special for care leavers aged 16 to 25? The Christmas Dinner Project was founded in Manchester by poet and University of Manchester Chancellor, Lemn Sissay in 2013. Since 2013 the idea has spread across the UK. Each Dinner has a local flavour, organised by teams of volunteers drawn from […]

Third Sector Jobs: Community Links Manager, One Community Foundation

We are looking for someone to work with communities and businesses across Kirklees, to increase local volunteering. The post exists to promote and substantially increase volunteering activity in Kirklees, so strengthening voluntary groups in the area. This is a newly created position, nominally for three years, and the successful candidate will work within the One […]

Come and Celebrate Community Learning in Kirklees

Showcase your work or find out about opportunities and funding for community activities 4th September at Proper Job Theatre Company, Huddersfield – find out more 11th September at Ravensthorpe Community Centre – find out more Community Learning Works is now in it’s 3rd year (funded initially by Kirklees Council with further funding from National Lottery), […]