Volunteers’ Week 2021: Apply for funding to thank your volunteers

Get involved and support our theme for Kirklees this year – ‘Time to Say Thank You’

#VolunteersWeekKirklees #VWK2021 – 1st to 7th June 2021

National Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) is an annual event to recognise the contribution that millions of people make across the UK through volunteering.  It is an opportunity for us to formally recognise and say ‘thank you’ to volunteers in Kirklees.  This year the TSL Kirklees Volunteering team want to help groups in Kirklees say thank you to all their volunteers, particularly those who’ve done such incredible work over the last year, supporting people through the pandemic, either in person or from home.

Volunteer-run projects or groups in Kirklees (without paid staff) can apply for up to £100 to pay for an activity, event or item to say thank you to their volunteers and recognise their invaluable work.  Each group will also receive a pack of thank you cards to personalise and give out.  The money can be spent on anything from gifts to vouchers, goodie bags to cakes or afternoon tea deliveries or a Covid-safe event or get-together.

In return, we’d like you to send us your photos, quotes, stories and case studies about your group or one particular volunteer for us to share as part of our online Volunteers’ Week celebrations.  You can join in by following us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram, using the hashtags #VolunteersWeekKirklees or #VWK2021, and liking, posting and sharing.

How to Apply

You can apply by clicking the button below to download the application form, giving us a few basic details about your group and your volunteers, and sending it back to volunteer@tslkirklees.org.uk

We aim to let you know in 3 working days if your application has been successful.

Deadline – Monday 24th May 2021

And watch-out for more details soon about our Photo Project and Exhibition, in partnership with Kirklees Libraries and Museums, documenting and celebrating volunteering in Kirklees during the pandemic, and our Virtual Volunteering Fair on the 8th and 9th of June.

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