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Is your business looking for a trusted partner to help you achieve your charitable and corporate social responsibility goals?
I know businesses want to support their local community, but often other demands on your time mean it is a struggle to respond to all the approaches you receive from local charities.
Partner with with us to support your community to ensure that your donation of time, money or pro-bono support is delivering real impact and helping those most in need of your help across Kirkless.

We can help you to help local charities with:

One-off group volunteering events. Get stuck in to varied and practical tasks such as:? painting walls, planting, mending fences, cutting back foliage, clean up days and litter picks.

Charity Challenge - with a twist. Get a team together to spend a day putting their skills to excellent use by focusing on a charity’s specific operational challenge, for example developing a communications strategy.

Training and masterclasses. Help charities develop their finance, marketing, business development, business planning skills.?We need volunteers to design and deliver engaging half-day and full-day workshops for up to 15 charities per course.

Events and fundraising. Challenge yourself to raise vital funds through activities, challenges or events. You can take the challenge on as one team, or have two teams compete to see who can get there first!

Want to do more?
Talk to us about setting up a named fund, it is a great way for you to ensure that your charitable giving goes directly to small local charities that deliver real impact to local people in need.

Your fund can be created to benefit causes and themes important to your business. You can choose to restrict your gifts to a geographical area, for example near your company offices, or to particular charitable activities, such as developing the skills of young people. We will promote and seek applications that meet your required criteria.

We will manage all the administrative details, promote the fund, receive and assess applications, complete all due diligence and issue grants to charitable organisations on your behalf, and track its impact. We can organise visits to the charities you support, for you and your staff to see first hand how your donation is helping.

One Community was set up in 2010, with the aim of generating funds to support local community groups, and to ensure that the Kirklees area would have a Community Foundation. Initial financial support came from Kirklees Council, West Yorkshire Police, and the NHS Trust. All our grants are made from private donations.



If you would like to discuss your CSR or would like to get involved in volunteering your time (as a group or individual) please get in touch, 01484 468397 or 07914690856.

Our Accreditations

UK Community Foundation Accredited Member.

Our Sectors

Charity
Business Development

News

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Community Foundation seeks Trustee to help administer £3 million Endowment Fund.

Thursday 05 December 2019

Local charity One Community Foundation will celebrate its ten year anniversary in 2020, during that time they have awarded over £1 million to community groups, charities and individuals in crisis across Kirklees. One Community Foundation has also built an endowment of over £3 million to ensure grant making continues in perpetuity. The One Community Foundation works with local businesses, Local Authorities, Government and philanthropically minded individuals to raise funds to distribute to small grassroots organisations. Often the organisations they support are run by volunteers, and are working with very limited funding. The grants they offer are often transformational, to both the organisation and the people the organisations are supporting. One Community is an accredited member of the UKCF (United Kingdom Community Foundations). There are 46 Foundations in the UK. They are all individual charities, but work together to distribute national funding programmes (such as the Youth Social Action), and share best practice. The One Community Foundation is now seeking a Volunteer Finance Director who would need to also serve as a Trustee. Emma Woods-Bolger, Community Links Manager for the Foundation said “The post of Volunteer Trustee-Finance Director is a key role and will work closely with the bookkeeper and the Foundation Manager, and alongside members of the Board (all volunteers), liaising closely with the Chair Ian Brierley, to ensure the smooth and effective administration of operations.” “We are looking to appoint a Volunteer Finance Director, who will” • Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice; • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place; • Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation; (paper prepared by the bookkeeper) • Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits; • Be an active member of the Board, including attending six board meetings a year and two investment committees held in Huddersfield. Main duties • To liaise with relevant staff, committee members and/or volunteers to ensure the financial viability of the organisation. • To make fellow committee members aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them. • To report the financial position to the Board at committee meetings (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance etc), using data supplied by the bookkeeper and Manager. • To oversee the production of an annual budget in partnership with the bookkeeper and Manager and propose its adoption at the meeting of the Board of Trustees. In conjunction with the bookkeeper and staff to liaise with the auditors to produce the annual accounts What are we looking for? This position would be suited to a partner level accountant or company Finance Director with the following being bonuses • Experience of fundraising finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations. • Knowledge of Charity Accounts compliance as required by the Charity Commission and Companies House. • Knowledge of Gift Aid Tax. If you would like to apply, please email Emma at Emma@one-community.org.uk with an expression of interest and CV.
Posted by One Community Foundation
Foundation set to support pensioners through winter.

Thursday 05 December 2019

Every day during the winter months, too many people in the UK die from illnesses caused by being too cold in their homes. Last year the ONS figures reveal Yorkshire's winter deaths were the highest since 1991/92 when local records began. At the time Dr Nick Scriven, a consultant in acute medicine for Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and current president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “This is an extremely large increase in the number of deaths over the winter period and raises concerns about the persistent winter problems we are now encountering across the NHS on an annual basis." For the past 7 years One Community Foundation has been recycling the governments Winter Fuel allowence which is designed to help pensioners keep warm in winter, throughout Kirklees. In that time the Foundation has made 114 grants totalling £31,000. Many of the awards were for help with utility bills, blankets and duvets, clothes and replacement fridges, cookers and repairs to central heating boilers. Older people automatically qualify for the winter fuel payment of up to £300; but some do not need it and have been donating it to the Foundation, in aid of poverty-stricken people across Kirklees. One Community is especially keen for the better-off over-60s who receive the winter fuel allowance, to donate it in aid of those who are struggling. The Surviving Winter Appeal launched by One Community Foundation today, aims to raise thousands of pounds to help the vulnerable through the next few months. Explaining just how dire winter can be, Jean, an older woman who received help from the appeal in the past, said: "People don't put their heating on for fear of not being able to pay bills, some I know live in just one room; it's terrible." Paul Johnson, General Manager of One Community Foundation, said: “By donating winter fuel payments to us makes a real difference to local people, who are struggling to get by. “There are many people in Kirklees who are entitled to the allowance, but some feel that they could forego it, and have donated that benefit to us. We hope that others will follow their lead and make a donation to the Surviving Winter Appeal; and help make a vital contribution to those in genuine need.” Donations can be made by cheque, made payable to ‘One Community’, and sent to: FAO:Emma Woods-Bolger, One Community, 13 Railway Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1JS. Or online at: https://wonderful.org/charity/onecommunityfoundationlimited
Posted by One Community Foundation
How much can you turn £100 into?

Thursday 05 December 2019

How much can you turn £100 into? Will you double it, triple it or turn it into thousands? All the money raised will support small charities in Kirklees. Starting in 2020 your company will have four months to make £100 grow as much as possible. Using the £100 provided by local charity One Community, you will need to bring together the brightest and most dedicated members of your team together to be crowned the champions. When you take on this challenge you will be going up against other companies to see who can raise the most. See below the cohort dates, there will be two chances to get involved during the year; each cohort will get four months to grow their £100. At the end of the year there will be an event for all those who took part and to find out who takes the crown! But don’t fear, if you don’t win the crown this year there is always 2021! This challenge is a fantastic way to motivate staff and boost your company profile all whilst raising vital funds for a local charity One Community. All of the money raised will be pooled together to create a local charitable fund to support the vital work of small local charitable groups. One Community will distribute the money raised to local charitable groups and evaluate the impact your giving has. One Community specialise in supporting small local charitable organisations, many of whom rely on volunteers and small donations to survive. 100% of the money awarded will go toward supporting people in Kirklees. Are you ready to wear the crown? Contact Emma@one-community.org.uk for more info.
Posted by One Community Foundation
Business and voluntary sectors to come together to tackle some of the challenges across Kirklees

Monday 28 October 2019

Kirklees based, grant giving charity One Community Foundation, has today announced its plans to support people from the business and voluntary sectors - so that they can come together and tackle some of the area’s challenges. Leading the drive to generate more volunteers and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) opportunities for local businesses is newly appointed Community Links Manager, Emma Woods-Bolger. Emma joins One Community Foundation with twenty years of experience across both the business and voluntary sectors, and will use her experience to connect people who care with local causes that matter. Last year, One Community Foundation distributed over £350,000 in grant funding to support grassroots community groups across Kirklees. The Foundation is ‘cause neutral’ and so acts as an informed and professional channel for the charitable giving of both businesses and individuals in the local community. Having developed local knowledge through regular engagement with their community, the Foundation is best placed to ensure that businesses Cooperate Social Responsibility (CSR) can make the biggest possible impact. One Community Foundation plans to connect businesses interested in supporting the work of local charities and community groups, who are often working in challenging circumstances, and in some of the most deprived areas. Far too many communities are now being left behind across Kirklees, which demands a strong business-led response. Emma says “Many Kirklees based businesses are already supporting the work of charities; and whilst there is a huge variety of worthy national charities, it is often the local, smaller ones that go unnoticed and miss out on support from their own community. We would like to see an increase in support for small local charities, which do not have the budget or resources to make themselves known to local businesses. “We would particularly encourage businesses to engage with us in a conversation about the mutual benefits of Employer Supported Volunteering, and skills based volunteering, to the charities, the businesses, and their employees”. Employer-supported volunteering (ESV) is where the employees of an organisation take paid time off to volunteer during work hours. Employees can use their volunteering time, typically one to two days per year, to support a charity or community group opportunity provided by the Community Links Manager at the One Community Foundation. Projects typically include practical tasks such as going to a homelessness shelter and assisting with the food service, helping run an activities day at an elderly care home or helping to run a sports day for disabled people, painting and decorating at a hospice or organising or taking part in fundraising days and activities. Skills-based volunteering leverages the specialised skills and talents of individuals to strengthen the infrastructure of charities, helping them build and sustain their capacity to successfully achieve their missions. Tasks typically include, advising on HR issues and policies, business planning, advice on tendering and applying for funding, marketing advice and support, website creation or updating etc. Emma says “If time is scarce, businesses can also volunteer their space for a good cause. They might consider using their store front as a drop-off location for charity collections and local food banks, gaining exposure while helping others is a win for both your business and the greater community”. Paul Johnson, General Manager of One Community Foundation, said: “This is a great time to be strengthening our communities by helping businesses and local voluntary groups come together. Emma will play a vital role developing and sustaining relationships between the voluntary and private sectors, and we welcome her to our team.” You can contact Emma Woods-Bolger at the One Community Foundation on 01484 468397 or email Emma@one-community.org.uk
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