{{ 'About' | translate }} Growing Great Places

{{ 'About' | translate }} Growing Great Places


{{ 'CreatedBy' | translate }} Kirklees Council

{{ 'ContactUs' | translate }} GrowingGreatPlaces@kirklees.gov.uk

Our next deadline for funding is 21st April 2021. --------------- Our towns, villages and communities are the strength of Kirklees. Local people have asked us to do more to recognise this. We should all have a stake in the places where we live, work or visit. So we’re celebrating our places by encouraging more great ideas. 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. We want you to feel able to influence your community’s future. Please get involved and help the movement to grow - pitch your ideas, back any projects you like and let other people know. Growing Great Places is all about bringing people and places together. It’s part of our work to grow a stronger local democracy here in Kirklees, from the ground up. If you have any questions please contact: GrowingGreatPlaces@kirklees.gov.uk

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Inspiring Sensory Play Batley & Dewsbury started fundraising!5 days ago
Allotment for Holmfirth J, I & N School started fundraising!1 week ago
Inspiring Sensory Play Batley & Dewsbury
Inspiring Sensory Play Batley & Dewsbury joined Growing Great Places1 week ago

HappyMOMents loves to provide new experiences for Moms and their little ones to share, play and learn together. We currently host baby massage classes and stay & play sessions but Moms feel that they would like some structured activities for the transition between these two groups. Babies and toddlers learn about the world through their 5 senses; touch, smell, sight, hearing & taste. Our fun sensory classes will provide opportunities for creative play, massage, tummy time, movement, visual development, textures, social development, rhymes and sounds in simple practical ways that can be easily repeated at home. We will also use our unique combination of Makaton signing, rhymes and stories in our classes which will help to develop early speech and language skills to help Moms and their little ones communicate from birth. We would like to purchase the sensory play equipment needed, such as baby-grade fibre optic cabling, tumble boards, mirrors, art equipment and sound systems.

Holmfirth Civic Hall Heritage Wall
Holmfirth Civic Hall Heritage Wall joined Growing Great Places1 week ago

We are looking to bring all of the plaques & other commemorations which are currently scattered around the Hall into one place, so making a feature of them. The plaques will be carefully moved from their current locations in the hall & all placed on one wall, the history will be researched so they can be placed alongside further information on the event & its importance to the town & the people who live or have lived here. The area they are to be placed requires work to allow this to happen, there are double doors at either end of the corridor, the flooring, walls & lighting all need to be repaired &/or replaced & feature lighting will need to be installed once the plaques are in situ. We'd then like to promote the Heritage Wall as an attraction of the hall, to encourage visitors to come & view the plaques & understand more about these important and historic events either because they have a general interest or perhaps because they are investigating their family history etc.

Sangam Festival
Sangam Festival joined Growing Great Places1 week ago

Sangam Festival: A Celebration of South Asian Heritage will take place during South Asian Heritage Month (18 July-17 August) in venues and outdoor sites across Kirklees, supported by online activities. The festival will celebrate South Asian heritage, arts and culture, bringing them to wider audiences and enhancing community cohesion. It will engage with under-represented groups, providing inclusive opportunities to enjoy and celebrate heritage and culture. The festival programme will be a mix of family events, participatory community projects, talks, walks/trails, workshops and exhibitions, supported by arts programming such as Qawwali music, traditional Indian and Bollywood dance, traditional folk drumming, Sufi poetry, Mughal art and talks/workshops with contemporary writers/poets. The funding will contribute towards putting on a range of events at the Festival, in particular to cover performer fees.

Friendship through puppets Dewsbury
Friendship through puppets Dewsbury joined Growing Great Places1 week ago

With representatives from Kirklees Syrian community, local refugees and local volunteers of all ages working together, we will create a giant puppet 4 metres tall of a Syrian refugee based on our friend Najma, who is a Syrian woman re-settled in Kirklees. We will create this in Dewsbury and offer sessions in textiles, sculpture, music and performance to create her and bring her to life, finding out about the Syrian experience along the way. She will be the seventh and final 'Weeping Sister' giant puppet created by 6 million + and will be a resource for our commemorative parades for Holocaust Memorial Day and other civic occasions in Kirklees for the next 5 years. We will create a giant puppet parade for Platforma 6, the biennial national festival of refugee associated arts that is taking place in Yorkshire for the first time this October. We will arrange a meeting with Amal, the giant puppet of a Syrian girl who is walking from Syria to Sheffield this year, arriving in the autumn.

Allotment for Holmfirth J, I & N School
Allotment for Holmfirth J, I & N School joined Growing Great Places1 week ago

The allotment at Holmfirth J, I & N School needs to be updated and made much larger as the current allotment size is now too small to cater for the schools 200 pupils. Each year class would have there own dedicated patch within the allotment to grow vegetables or flowers and to encourage an outside activity within a secure safe environment. Vegetables, fruit and flowers could be grown by seed within the allotment space. By enlarging the allotment that currently measures approx. 3m x 10m to 7.5m x 14m, all children, including any needing mobilty access will be catered for with raised beds, so every child will have the same opportunity to enjoy this popular activity during their school attendance. The vegetables and fruit grown could then provide children with food they have grown as part of their lunchtime meal. A company named "GROW to school" will supply a supported gardening resource 6 times in the first year, including plants, working with children and teachers together.

Trillz Sanctuary Friday Football
Trillz Sanctuary Friday Football joined Growing Great Places1 week ago

Sanctuary seekers previously met up and played football at Leeds Road playing Field in Huddersfield, but the funding has now stopped. TRILLZ believe there should be no barriers to individuals accessing sport. Our project is quite simple and straightforward. We will offer a safe space for sanctuary seekers to come and play football for an hourly session at New College Huddersfield on a Floodlit 3G football pitch. We would like to offer up to 24 places per week. We would like funding to pay for participants bus fares to remove barriers to attending. We would like to provide sports equipment. We would like to cover costs of this project being overseen.

Callaloo Pop-Up Carnival 2021 hit its fundraising target!3 months ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

Callaloo Pop-Up Carnival 2021 hit its fundraising target!3 months ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!