Growing Great Places online drop-in events, March 2021

Helping communities to recover, reconnect and thrive through crowdfunding
Online drop-ins: 3rd, 17th and 31st March via Zoom
Get advice about running a successful crowdfunding campaign

The Growing Great Places community crowdfunding programme is back this Spring. Got a great idea to help your community recover, reconnect and thrive? Growing Great Places can help you to get your idea off the ground. Successful projects could receive a pledge of up to £5,000 from Kirklees Council.

Got an idea that will help people’s health and wellbeing in your local place? Want to reconnect people to grow friendships and tackle loneliness? Setting up new activities to support young people? If you’ve got a great idea for helping your community build back better, Growing Great Places can help you generate support from residents, businesses and Kirklees Council to make it happen.
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How can more people come together to make local places better?

Online workshops, February 2021
Register to take part

We’ve all seen over the past year how brilliant the people in our local places are. Working with and alongside each other is the best way to make the places where we live, work and play better. So we hope you’ll want to be part of these workshops about how we can help more people feel confident in their own ability to change things in our local places – to have influence as active citizens.

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Newsome Play Day Treasure Hunts

We can’t get together for our usual Play Day event this year, but you can still join in the fun. Newsome Ward Community Forum are setting up 3 Treasure Hunt Trails around Newsome.

Pick up your entry forms at one of these local stores:

  • Newsome Fisheries
  • Newsome Post Office
  • Fair Price
  • Naim Stores

The forms will tell you where the Treasure Hunt routes are, and how to join in.

You can take part from Wednesday 5th August 2020, which is National Play Day.

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Wednesday 19th August.

Prizes will be suitable for ages 3 to 12 years old.

If you have any queries, or if you’d like us to send you the entry forms by email, please get in touch with Julie. Email: julie@dtbs.net

Growing Great Places online crowdfunding workshops

Growing Great Places online community crowdfunding workshops
Wednesday 15th July 2020 from 12 noon to about 1pm
Thursday 23rd July 2020 from 4pm to about 5pm 

Growing Great Places is a community crowdfunding programme to support citizens and organisations who have great ideas for making our local places even better. Kirklees Council are pledging £50k of funding over the next year, plus advice and support to help you run a great crowdfunding campaign.

You might have a little idea that can have a big impact by bringing a place together. Or you might need some help growing support for an ambitious project that’s just getting started.

If you’re interested in finding out more, register now for one of these free community crowdfunding workshops, hosted by Spacehive, where you can:

  • Hear about funds from Kirklees Council available for your project
  • Receive advice on developing your project from the team and our partners at Locality
  • Join smaller break out rooms for interactive, specialised support for your project including Q&As with Spacehive project creators
  • Access advice on planning and promoting your campaign
  • Stay for an optional ‘Tea + Talk’ for virtual community networking

Register to take part

15th July 2020 from 12 noon to around 1pm – register now

23rd July 2020 from 4pm to around 5pm – register now

Wild Art

Join us for a week filled with creativity, with a new art workshop every day, you can learn how to make your own clay animals, leaf crowns, pebble painting, bark etchings, natural art outdoors, water painting, wild jewellery and more! With something different each day this is a great way to be learn the many ways in which nature has so much to offer. Fun for all the family. Standard price £4 / £6 per person. Light refreshments will be available.

Monday 25th to Thursday 28th May 2020 from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Stirley Community Farm, Hall Bower Lane, HD4 6FA.

Organised by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Easter Egg-travaganza at Stirley Farm – cancelled

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust have cancelled all events at Stirley Farm until the end of April 2020, due to the coronovirus outbreak.

Come along and egg-splore out egg-celent gardens! We’ll have an Easter themed trail with lots of family craft activities themed on new life! Standard price £4 / £6 per child. Fun for all the family, ages 3+ Light refreshments will be available.

Good Friday 10th April to Easter Monday 13th April 2020 from 10.30am to12.30pm at Stirley Community Farm, Hall Bower Lane, HD4 6FA.

Organised by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Coffee mornings at Hall Bower Chapel 2020

Our coffee morning is the first Wednesday of every month, with an excellent choice of homemade cakes available. A piece of cake together with a mug of coffee costs just £2… coffee refills are free. Also available is a copy of our popular “Diabolical Quiz”. The quiz sheet costs £1 and is to take away, study and return within a month.

4th March 2020 from 10am to 11.30am

1st April 2020 from 10am to 11.30am

6th May 2020 from 10am to 11.30am

3rd June 2020 from 10am to 11.30am

Venue: Hall Bower Sunday School, High Lane, Newsome

Seed Swap and Potato Day 2020

Everyone is welcome at Growing Newsome’s annual Seed Swap and Potato Day. This early Spring event features everything you need to get your food growing year off to a great start. Choose from 30 different varieties of seed potato, plus lots of vegetable seeds. There’s also seed planting and craft activities for children, food growing advice, stalls from community organisations, local volunteering opportunities, local food on sale, book stall, fairtrade refreshments and a hot lunch served from 12 noon.

The event is on Saturday 29th February 2020 from 10am to 1pm at Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South HD4 6JJ. Free admission.

Growing Newsome Seed Swap and Potato Day

Growing Great Places crowdfunding workshop

Growing Great Places community crowdfunding workshop
Tuesday 28th January 2020, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Growing Great Places is a new community crowdfunding programme to support citizens and organisations who have great ideas for making our local places even better. Kirklees Council are pledging £50k of funding over the next year, plus advice and support to help you run a great crowdfunding campaign.

You might have a little idea that can have a big impact by bringing a place together. Or you might need some help growing support for an ambitious project that’s just getting started.

If you’re interested in finding out more, register now for one of these free community crowdfunding workshops, hosted by Spacehive, where you can:

– Learn about the programme and how you can get involved

– Hear about the funding available and the process to apply

– Learn about what makes a great crowdfunding project

– Get tips and advice on running a successful crowdfunding campaign

Huddersfield and South Kirklees workshop – register now

 

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