Happy New Year and Welcome to Global Diversity Jan 2020 Enews

Global Diversity exists to support the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of society, our aims are promotion of civic responsibility, good citizenship, advancing education and personal development and promoting life-long learning and the development of the individual capabilities, skills and understanding in subjects of educational value.

Over the last couple of years Global Diversity has become a trusted place for any segment of the community and a reliable partner for the public sector, business community and professional intermediaries, our facilities include:

    • Global Diversity Café offering a full range of freshly made cakes, meals, snacks, sandwiches, paninis etc.,  specialising in vegan and vegetarian range.  Global Diversity Café has been  supported by professionals and businesses  who use the space for meetings and lunches so that proceeds can be used to help the most deprived and homeless
    • Community meeting area for public services to host workshops, drop-in provision and 121 sessions for their service users
    • Room hire facilities to run business meetings, product launches
    • Training room where we run employability workshops, digital skills training, health and well-being programmes and the space is also available for hire to organisations who want to run meetings, training or workshops
    • Multi-media recording and production studio, providing a service for creativity throughout Yorkshire and Humberside. Offering a Full Recording and Mastering Studio, Video and Photography editing Lab.

Please get in touch we would love to have a conversation on how we can work together, my contact details are at the end of Global Diversity Enews

Global Diversity Appoints New Centre Manager

Curtis Young the newly appointed Centre Manager is from the local community with a deep understanding of local issues and the challenges faced. He has taken over from Satvir Meen who was one of the founder members who  has now gone onto pursue her teaching career. Curtis can be contacted via curtis@globaldiversitypa.com

Digital Programmes

Global Diversity are launching a new range of digital programmes.  According to the Government’s Digital Inclusion Strategy report, 21 per cent of Britain’s population lack the basic digital skills that are needed to experience the full benefits of the web.

‘I wanted to start the decade by offering a free two week rolling programme  Digital Skills Course, foundation course for the  unemployed’, said Curtis, ‘not only will participants learn digital skills such as email, using the internet, IT communication fundamentals, but they will also learn how to build a CV, create and write a cover letter, learn interview techniques, effective time management, complete online job applications, utilise social media, how to be safe and secure online, and the course is a  NCFE Level 1 Employability Skills, NCFE Level 1 Personal & Social Development tailored for IT and they will receive a free lap top on completion of the course’.

To find out more information about the Digital Programme or other facilities at Global Diversity please get in touch with  info@globaldiversitypa.com or visit the web site www.globaldiversitypa.com

The Royal Society of Arts monthly networking events @Global Diversity Hub

Meet local Fellows, spark inspiring discussions, share new ideas, and help shape the future of Royal Society of Arts, RSA activity in Kirklees and Calderdale.

You are invited to take advantage of this monthly networking event at Global Diversity Hub, events will take place on the  second Thursday of every month with the first one commencing on

Thursday 13th  February 2020  By bringing people together at Global Diversity Hub, we hope to channel the energy and expertise of RSA Fellows to engage with their charitable objectives:

  • Creating employment opportunities
  • Promoting health and wellbeing
  • Improving the attainment of disadvantaged communities – developing a culture of lifelong learning
  • Encouraging social responsibility
  • Promoting and recognising arts in the community

You’ll have an opportunity to meet local Fellows and the RSA North team, find out more about Global Diversity and the RSA, and explore how you might get involved.

Also find out how to apply for the RSA Catalyst Grant which is available to Fellow-led projects that align with the RSA’s key themes, and offers help to utilise the expertise within the Fellowship to make a project a success. The Grant aims to catalyse ideas into scalable projects of innovative social change, to make long-term impact.

Please register to attend by clicking here.

This event is free to attend and open to Fellows, friends, and colleagues interested in supporting the work of the RSA and Global Diversity. You are welcome to dip in for part of the evening or stay for the duration.  Location: Global Diversity Positive Action, 9 Ramsden Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SX.

 Free Business Networking Event organised by the Federation of Small Business (FSB) Kirklees and Calderdale and Yorkshire Asian Business Association (YABA) 23rd January 2020 17:00 – 19:00

Thousands of FSB and YABA members already benefit from business networking events. Exclusive to Global Diversity, you are invited to take advantage of the monthly business networking event at Global Diversity Hub, events will be the last Thursday in every month. In addition to finding out more about the FSB and YABA it will help  you attract more business and enable you to develop stronger business relationships in a structured and supportive business environment.  As well as having the opportunity to network with other local businesses, YABA & FSB representatives will be on hand to talk to you about ensuring you get the most from your membership and of course time to mingle and circulate with your promotional literature and those all-important business cards!

Please register here if you would like to attend or contact sharon@yaba.uk.com if you would like more information.

Accelerator Programme designed to support the growth of social enterprises, community groups and third sector organisations

“Social enterprise is said to offer possibilities for social engagement and economic inclusion to different social groups, providing novel solutions to a range of societal problems that the state and private sector have been unable to solve.”    In partnership with Global Enterprise Links (GEL), Kirklees Council have launched a programme designed to specifically to support social enterprises, community groups and third sector organisations. The project will include a flexible, blended, practical based approach designed to give participants a fantastic opportunity to take their organisations forward. The components of the programme will include one to one sessions with an experienced business and third sector coach, behind the scenes visits to successful businesses and third sector organisations, workshops on relevant topics such as access to Finance, digital transformation and understanding data visualization, developing leadership culture, management capability, empowering teams and  workforce development and marketing, customer experiences, social media marketing.

If you would like to sign up to this programme please contact sharon@global-enterprise-links.co.uk for more information

Global Diversity Corporate Supporters Membership

As a registered charity we run our charitable deeds which are there to support and rehabilitate the community, however, we need your support and you can do this by becoming a Global Diversity Corporate Supporter.
There are many benefits of becoming a GDPA corporate supporter member, you will feel proud in supporting the work that we do to change people lives. We would like to have a discussion you, for more information please contact sharon@global-enterprise-links.co.uk

For any comments or further information please do not hesitate to contact me
Kind Regards

Sharon Jandu

Global Diversity Trustee

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