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Leeds Mencap’s corporate challenge returns for a fifth year – even bigger and better than before!

The Leeds Mencap Apprentice Challenge is back and the charity are recruiting teams from the business world in Leeds to get involved and demonstrate their creative and entrepreneurial skills and to battle it out for the top spot. Just how much money could you make from a £50 loan, with only seven weeks to do it? Taking part in the

Written on 19th December 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Members news

Holiday Hunger affecting over 30,000 schoolchildren in Leeds

Holiday Hunger affecting over 30,000 schoolchildren in Leeds. Leeds Community Foundation in partnership with Leeds City Council is launching Holiday Hunger Campaign to support healthy holidays for children across the city.  Holiday Hunger is of increasing national concern and is a real problem for those who already rely on free school meals.  In Leeds, it has become an emerging priority

Written on 19th December 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Members news

CityConnect Community Grants Scheme Launches

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme is launching a Community Grants scheme to support delivery of the Department for Transport’s Cycling and Walking to Work fund. The objectives are: To improve access to employment and apprenticeships / training opportunities by facilitating commuting by cycle or on foot. To promote cycling and walking to work among existing employees to improve public

Written on 19th December 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Members news

Sing For Your Heart Campaign

Here at Heart Research UK we’re excited to be launching our very own Christmas campaign to raise money called Sing for your Heart with the help of celebrities including Boyzone, Alesha Dixon, Aston Merrygold, Christopher Biggins, Linda Robson, Piers Morgan, Lesley Joseph, Beverly Knight, Stacey Solomon, Audley Harrison, Kay Adams, and Nadia Sawalha. Sing for your Heart is a social

Written on 24th November 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Members news

LeedsBID Sweatworking event

In collaboration with TRIB3, LeedsBID is offering employees of levy paying businesses the chance to experience a more active approach to networking in the form of Sweatworking. Sweatworking involves a 45 minute, high-intensity interval fitness class followed by the opportunity to network with other business professionals over nutrient-packed post-workout refreshments. Attendees will be able to build relationships with other businesses in the city, whilst

Written on 14th November 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Commissioning training

Voluntary Action Leeds, working with Leeds City Council and WYCAS are once again delivering workshops to support third sector organisations in Leeds access grants and contracts available through the commissioning process. Leeds City Council, CCG’s and other public sector purchasers of goods and services have moved from awarding only grants to more formal service level agreements and contracts.  This is

Written on 31st August 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Surviving a visit from The Pensions Regulator (TPR)

Since October 2012, more than 600,000 employers have already addressed their auto-enrolment duties, however, around 500,000 employers in the UK still have this ahead of them. The TPR is there to support companies and ensure businesses are adhering to auto-enrolment regulations. They are currently running a nationwide campaign to ensure businesses are meeting their duties correctly.   With this is

Written on 23rd August 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

What impact will auto-enrolment have on your business

AE Guide

Do you know what impact auto-enrolment will have on your business? Are you aware of the key decisions you need to make to enable your business meet its auto-enrolment duties? The ultimate auto-enrolment guide addresses all of the key concerns and issues you face as an employer. We began dealing with auto-enrolment (AE) in 2011, in preparation for large employers

Written on 1st August 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News