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Young shoots

The young mentors project is back as Young shoots –  providing Bushcraft courses for young people aged 13+ with additional needs and their siblings.  Join in the fun, make friends and learn life skills.  Contact info@growingworks.org.uk to book your place.

Our first block of sessions lasting 4 weeks starts on the 12th of June.  Watch this space for further course dates and click on the picture below for our Young Shoots flyer.

Growing works Newsletter

Click here for the latest newsletter!

New Funding for Sprout

Thanks to The Garfield Weston Foundation for funding that will allow us to expand our ever popular Sprout project. Watch this space for more news!

Thanks to all those who supported Mark!

Mark ran the London Marathon in support of Sprout. It was an amazing achievement of 4hrs 8mins in the hottest marathon recorded – Congratulations! The money raised makes a massive difference to support families.

Volunteering opportunities at Rawthorpe and Dalton Library and Information Centre,

for more information contact Paula at S2R on 01484 539531

Funding from Central England Co-op!

New funding from the Co-operative will be put into a new Potting shed and resources for the herb nursery.  This comes at a fantastic time with moving sites and setting up in new locations!

Allotment Workshops

We’re very excited to be launching Allotment workshops at Dalton from 2nd March 2018 with funding from Community Learning Works.

 

Funding for Bud

Many thanks to the Morrisons Foundation for supporting Bud!

Growing works new office

Following the closure of Hope Bank works at the end of 2017 Growing works have moved to a new office space at Paddock Village Hall, 9 West View, Huddersfield.  We are looking forward to exploring the exciting opportunities this new base offers for 2018.  Sprout will continue to run on Saturdays at Crow Nest Park in Dewsbury, Bud will start up again at Almondbury allotment in the Spring, and our new allotment workshops will launch at Dalton allotment on 2nd March (see our latest activities for details).

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Thanks to One Community for their continued support

Growing works are thrilled to have been chosen to receive funding from One Communities “Bright Ideas” fund.

This project will work with Young Mentors to take a lead in their community with a series of “POD” events -in 5 locations over two years. Growing works are aiming for these events to generate their own income to continue into year 3 and beyond to enable our Young Mentors to develop their skills too.

Look out for the first one in Honley with Young Mentors Reuben and Charlotte. All welcome!

Young Mentors has been supported with a funding grant from One Community, the Kirklees Community Foundation.

Follow this link to find out more about One Community through their website – www.one-community.org.uk

One Community is also supporting our Volunteering programme through the Comic Relief Fund and Wooldale Allotment through Longley Farm fund.

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Sessional workers required at Growing works (Closing Date March 2017)

Applicants are invited to apply for Saturday work on our innovative SPRout project, working with children with additional needs in the outdoors.

Purpose of Job

  1. To be part of a team who plan and deliver a range of outdoor therapeutic workshops and sessions throughout Kirklees
  2. To work within the role of support assistant, facilitator or lead role dependant on experience, skills and demand.
  3. To deliver workshops during the week and on a weekend as and when required, engaging children and young people with additional needs, their siblings and young carers in a range of differentiated activities predominantly in the outdoors.
  4. To support development of participants and have a duty of care for their wellbeing and safety.

Click Here for more details, person specification and application form.

Please note this is a zero hours contract.

Funding for Sprout

Sprout is grateful to the Garfield Weston Foundation for the support they have given the Sprout project by contributing to the cost of running the project, this makes a massive difference to supporting the group and the families who benefit, thank-you

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Massive Thanks to Creative Minds

Creative Minds has provided valuable funding for the Sprout project by funding 26 session!

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The Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys supports Sprout

Growing works is thrilled that RMTGB recognises the difference Sprout makes to families with children with additional needs and have awarded funding to support our children at Sprout.

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