Principles met

  • We will develop systems that enable citizens to be equal partners in designing and commissioning public services and in determining the use of public resources.
  • We will promote community-based approaches to economic development that focus on supporting the creation of jobs, social enterprises and other businesses and providing an environment for co-operative and mutual enterprises to thrive.
  • We will support the development of a framework and criteria for social value, giving substance to the concept and supporting Councils with the tools to ensure better local social and economic outcomes.

In Kirklees, we know that our voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector are an essential part of our economy, our communities and our service delivery landscape. This was particularly the case during the COVID pandemic, which is true in the current cost of living crisis but is true when we’re not in crisis. For this reason, Kirklees Council and our VCSE infrastructure organisation Third Sector Kirklees (TSL) have co-developed a VCSE Investment Strategy that will ensure the sector remains resilient and can play a powerful role in making our local places even better.

Our principles of People, Partners, and Places go through how we work, and our third-sector partners are key. The strategy builds on our Working Alongside Principles. Kirklees Council, our partners and citizens are working together to improve the local places where we live, work and play. Here’s how we’re working alongside each other in our local places, including our values, stories and practical ideas to help you and others get involved.

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