In a new attempt to get local residents involved in having an influence over the future of local areas, Kirklees Council’s democracy team are working with an organisation called the New Citizen Project to host a number of workshops.
The workshops aim is to get Kirklees Citizens working alongside the Council to make our local spaces the best that they can be. They want to hear local views, local stories and local ideas to answer the question: How can more people come together to make local places better?
Through the workshops, you can network with other local residents and work towards a common goal to look towards a better future.
How to Take Part:
To take part you will attend two workshop discussions over a zoom video call. The workshops include group discussions and activities. They will provide a safe platform for everyone to get involved and have a chance to voice their opinion.
The first round of Workshops run throughout February and into March. Furthermore, the Workshops also support any accessibility concerns such as love captioning, audio descriptions or large text resources.
You can get involved and make your voice heard by booking onto the workshop on Eventbrite, here.
Growing Great Places
Wanting to take action yourself and have a great idea? Well, Kirklees Democracy Commission is also setting up a scheme called ‘Growing Great Places’.
An opportunity to make your ideas a reality, connect with local people and change your local places. The Growing Great Places scheme will help you generate support for your idea from resident, businesses and even Kirklees Council to turn ideas into action.
Throughout March 2021 there will be free drop-in sessions where you can get advice and support in running a successful crowdfunding campaign
Alongside the drop-in sessions is available funding. The funding is available for organisations and citizens around Kirklees who want to create a project in summer 2021. If you are an organisation you could receive up to a £5000 pledge from Kirklees council towards the project. Likewise, if you are a citizen you could receive up to £2500 pledge for your project.
The workshops are open to all. Whether you have an idea planned out and are ready to go or if you’re still thinking of some ideas.
There are three workshops throughout March on Wednesdays:
The workshops will help you get your project ready in time for the April deadline on 21 April 2021.