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Leeds Young Talent

27th June 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Tickets are on sale NOW for our amazing TALENT SHOW
for young people with a learning disability/autism.
Seats are limited at the wonderful venue at
Leeds College of Music -3 Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PD

Celebratory judges – ‘Lost Voice Guy’, Lee Ridley and ‘Alex’ from Coronation Street, Liam Bairstow

Tickets £4. To purchase please call
People in Action 0113 244 3729 – Paula or Bob
People Matters – 0113 234 6896 -Sinead
Leeds City College – 0113 284 6676 – Sarah


Key Fund, SEE Ahead and SEYH are running a free joint interactive event with like-minded people offering plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions around common issues and problems?

We will have a variety of speakers covering topics like:

  • support for your organisation, including loan and grant packages, start up and business support
  • trading activities and pricing
  • partnership working/connecting and networking activity.

The event will take place on Wednesday 6th June at Hillside in Leeds. Click here to book

£3 million to support creative projects in the Northern Powerhouse

A new £3 million fund to support creative and cultural organisations across the Northern Powerhouse has been announced by the Prime Minister.

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ICAEW issues GDPR checklist

The ICAEW has published guidance and a checklist covering the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into force on 25 May 2018. The checklist includes six steps that businesses should follow to ensure they are compliant with the GDPR. Jane Berney, ICAEW business law manager, said: “The Information Commissioner’s Office is not expecting every organisation to have all policies and procedures in place on 25 May, but it will expect every organisation to have made a start and to have a plan on how it will be GDPR ready and when.” Although the guidance and checklist are written for accountants, they are also useful for other types of businesses and organisations.

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Universal Credit could lead to fall in self-employment

The Work and Pensions Committee has warned that Universal Credit (UC) makes inadequate provision for the self-employed and could lead to a fall in self-employment. In a new report, the committee has warned that claimants must earn a minimum amount (the ‘minimum income floor’) to be eligible for UC. However, the minimum income floor assumes self-employed claimants earn a regular income at least equal to the National Minimum Wage, and makes no provision for claimants with income and expenditure that fluctuate from month to month. Furthermore, self-employed claimants are currently only exempt from the minimum income floor for their first 12 months in business. As a result, the committee has urged the Government to extend the exemption period.

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Event – ‘Find out about Social Care in Leeds’

Learn about:

  • new approaches to adult social care
  • organisations and services in your local area
  • the range of support available

Kirkgate Market, Leeds.

Thursday, 12th July: 11:00am to 3:00pm


Made in Manningham programme seed funding grants

If you have a community development idea you may be eligible for a Seed Funding Grant. For further information speak to Katherine or Rabia on 01274 905334 or email [email protected]

Key Fund have £4.5 million to invest

Key Fund have announced that they have £4.5m to invest in your social enterprise. If you are based in the North and Midlands area they can offer you:

  • Up to £300K in blended finance for property deals
  • Up to £150K in blended finance to grow businesses or support new ideas

For further information

New guidance and support for charity trustees

The Charity Commission for England and Wales has published a new welcome pack for charity trustees. The welcome pack outlines the main duties of trustees and provides guidance about a range of duties such as charity governance and financial filing requirements. It also set outs the practical steps a trustee can take to comply with their duties effectively. The pack is aimed at new charity trustees and existing trustees who need to update their skills and knowledge.

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Vacancy for a Fundraising Manager at People in Action

Salary:                            £24,000 per annum pro rata

Hours:                         22.5 hours per week (equivalent 3 days)

Holidays:                    25 days per annum plus bank holidays (pro rata)

Contract:                   Fixed term of 16 months initially with the possibility of extension based on performance.

People in Action (Yorkshire) is a thriving Leeds based charity, established in 1983 to benefit people with learning disabilities, difficulties and similar conditions. The charity provides a range of innovative, inclusive, person centred services which reflect the needs of the people it supports. The activities are wide ranging and include the provision of opportunities for sports and leisure, learning, employment, health, wellbeing and the development of life skills.

They are looking for a passionate, creative and experienced fundraiser who has the ability to tell the People in Action story in a way that will persuade, trusts, statutory services, individuals, companies and community groups to support our work.  They will need to be able to respond to the opportunities that arise, both from trusts and grant money to leading on community fundraising events.

To apply