Celebrating a year of leadership development in Hull & East Yorkshire

This week marked the final event of our HEY100 programme for leaders working across Hull and East Yorkshire’s voluntary, cultural and social sectors. Spanning over 2018, this intensive initiative has seen leaders of all levels - from new managers to trustees and community champions - come together and build their leadership abilities to advance social change in the region. They have been stretched, challenged, and empowered, and have demonstrated that leadership development can extend beyond the individual, and translate into wide, durable change across organisations and sectors.

With an inspiring and thought-provoking talk from Eve Poole on Leadersmithing, the celebration event acknowledged the value of innovative approaches to leadership and celebrated the dedication, collaboration, and progress shown by everyone involved.

Commenting on the HEY100 journey, Clore Social’s Director of Programmes & Leadership Innovation Louise Drake said: 'Unlocking the potential of over 100 leaders in Hull and East Yorkshire has been inspiring. The generosity of everyone to share knowledge, skills and resources with the openness for collaboration and the determination to do better and be better has been phenomenal. It feels like this is just the start of something magic and it is all because of the vision and willingness to 'give it a go' by the people of Hull and East Yorkshire.'

We are delighted to have been part of this and would like to congratulate everyone involved. Have a look below to see some pictures from the event.

Focus on Funding Event 2018

The Focus on Funding event will return this year in Hull.  Prior year’s events have been held in Selby and Wakefield.  This event is supported by the Yorkshire and Humber Funders Forum, and organised by East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) Ltd in collaboration with a steering group made up of local VCS support organisations.

The free Focus on Funding event will take place at Jubilee Church, Jubilee Central, 62 King Edward Street, Hull, HU1 3SQ on 3rd October 2018 from 9.30am – 4.30pm.

The event’s morning session will be dedicated to funding advisors, development workers and funders, and afternoon session will be opening up the event to voluntary and community sector groups from across Yorkshire & Humber for a funders’ fair.

There will be over 20 funders attending the day, including The Big Lottery, Esmee Fairbairn, Lloyds TSB Foundation, Key Fund, Sir George Martin Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund, Two Ridings Community Foundation, Leeds Community Foundation, BBC Children in Need and Hull Community Safety Partnership with the availability of one to one slots to discuss your project idea with development workers and funders.

To book your place on the morning session please visit the following link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/focus-on-funding-morning-session-funding-advisors-development-workers-tickets-47922834488

To book your place on the afternoon session please visit the following link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/focus-on-funding-afternoon-session-voluntary-and-community-sector-tickets-47922878620

If you have any further queries or would like to discuss the event further please do not hesitate to contact Judith Leech on 01482 871077 or email judith@ervas.org.uk

HEY100 Stronger Together - Live Event 21 June 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended the Stronger Together event on Thursday, 21 June. It was great to see and hear from each one of you. Here are some photos from the day

HEY100 April Update


A lot has happened since our last update! We officially kick-started HEY100 on 14 March with our first session of the Senior Leader Masterclasses Programme. And today, we announce the names of the 29 leaders who will be joining the seven-month Emerging Leader programme. The cohort is a diverse group from across the social and cultural sectors and we can't wait to start working with them.

Also in this update is information on how to apply to the New to Management programme, and a reminder that you can still sign up for our Trustee Learning programme!


Applications Open!

The New to Management Programme is now open for applications! This is a great opportunity for anyone who has just started working in the social or cultural sector and has aspirations to affect real social change in the future! 

Over three months, participants will be trained in the skills and techniques of effective management.  Participants will also be introduced to the foundational elements of social leadership, and be challenged to develop solutions to some of the challenges facing the social and cultural sectors in HEY.


Meet Your Emerging Leaders


We're delighted to announce the names of the 29 leaders who will be taking part in the seven-month HEY100 Emerging Leader programme.

Find out more about the cohort. 


Masterclasses Kick Off

Dr. Thomas Hoyland started the HEY100 Senior Leader Masterclasses Programme on 14 March with a session on "building emotional organisations".

Dr. Hoyland spoke to our cohort of 20 senior leaders on how running an emotionally aware organisation can benefit employees and, ultimately, beneficiaries, as well as the potential pitfalls.

A big thank you to the C4DI for providing their auditorium space for the session. 

Find out more about the Masterclass cohort.


It's not too late!


If you're a trustee or are interested and involved in board governance, it's not too late to sign up to our online trustee learning programme! With the latest advice, toolkits and expertise from industry leading governance experts, the HEY100 Trustee Learning Programme will provide you with the skills, confidence and knowledge to lead within your organisation.

And that's it! For now at least. Make sure you've signed up to the

HEY100 mailing list to receive the latest news and updates. 

Emerging Leaders: Five Days to Apply!

If you are, or if you know of, an ambitious experienced manager working in the social or cultural sectors this is a development opportunity not to be missed! 

The Emerging Leader Programme is an immersive six-month programme that will provide you with the confidence, connections and skills to lead and drive social change. You'll have the chance to work with some of our expert facilitators and meet and develop a network with other up and coming leaders in the social and cultural sectors. 

What's more, the programme is free!

To be eligible for the programme, you need to be a manager with 3-8 years of experience in leading projects, staff and/or volunteers. Successful candidates will have aspirations to be leaders of organisations in the next 5-10 years’ and want to lead and drive social change. 

Here's what past participants had to say:

‘My confidence was very low at the beginning of the programme, since starting the programme I have grown massively as a leader in my organisation.
‘This programme provided me with a brilliant opportunity to rethink the way I work and the leadership opportunities and challenges I was facing. It gave me the chance to collaborate with some of the brightest minds from my sector and I feel I have become a confident leader as a result.”
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Ask Us Your Questions

We're hosting a live Twitter Q&A and two surgeries to help answer any questions you may have about getting involved with HEY100. 

These events have now passed. If you have any questions, please refer to or FAQs or contact us. 

Twitter Q&A

On 6 February from 2:00 - 4:00 the HEY100 team will be on Twitter to answer any questions (big or small) you may have. To ask a question, tweet using the #HEY100 and @cloresocial, and we'll be sure to get back to you. 

Surgery sessions in Hull

We're also going to be hosting two surgery sessions in Hull during February. These are a great opportunity for you to come, meet the HEY100 team and ask any questions about the various programmes. If you need a hand figuring out which programme is for you, what we're looking for in the various application forms, or just need some more information about a programme then please do come by. No prior booking is required. 


Surgery sessions will be hosted at Onesixone in Hull (HU1 1NQ). 

  • 15 February, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. 
  • 22 February, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Pictures from the HEY100 Launch

It was great to see so many at the launch of HEY100 on Friday, 26 January. Here are some of the photos from the day. 

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HEY100 has launched

A big thank you to the two-hundred of you who joined us on Friday 26 January for the launch of HEY100. It was a lively, stimulating event that bodes well for the upcoming year of free leadership development for the voluntary, cultural and social enterprise sectors in Hull and East Yorkshire.

Thanks goes to our guest speakers, Jamie Peacock MBE, Head of Rugby at Hull Kingston Rovers; Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive, Big Lottery Fund; Helen Bissett, MD at Yorkshire-based communications agency H&H; David Sanderson MBE, Chief Executive Officer, The Rank Foundation; and JJ Tatten, Manager at the Warren Youth Project in Hull who provided some sage advice during a stimulating panel discussion on "Leadership in all Shapes and Sizes". The panel was moderated by John Kampfner, Chair of Clore Social Leadership. 

Most importantly, the event marked the opening of applications for the five HEY100 programmes: New to Management, Emerging Leaders, Senior Leader Masterclasses, Community Champions and Trustee Learning. Full information about all five programmes can be found on this website. 

Shaks Ghosh, John Kampfner, JJ Tatten, Dawn Austwick, Mike Thompson, David Sanderson, Jamie Peacock and Helen Bissett

Shaks Ghosh, John Kampfner, JJ Tatten, Dawn Austwick, Mike Thompson, David Sanderson, Jamie Peacock and Helen Bissett

Announcing our launch speakers

We're delighted to announce the full line-up of speakers for the launch of HEY100 on 26 January. Tickets are selling out quickly, so to reserve your free spot at the event sign up now. 

Joining our keynote speaker, Dawn Austwick, are Jamie Peacock MBE, Head of Rugby at Hull Kingston Rovers; Helen Bissett, MD at Yorkshire-based communications agency H&H; David Sanderson MBE, Chief Executive Officer, The Rank Foundation; and JJ Tatten, Manager at the Warren Youth Project in Hull.

All five speakers will take part in a panel discussion chaired by John Kampfner, CEO of the Creative Industries Federation and Chair of Clore Social Leadership. 

Jamie Peacock MBE

Jamie Peacock MBE

Helen Bissett

Helen Bissett

Dawn Austwick 

Dawn Austwick 

Jamie Peacock MBE, Head of Rugby at Hull Kingston Rovers said, ‘Great leadership is about inspiring the people around you to grow and develop so that together you can achieve your shared goals and be successful. I urge anyone who wants to build their leadership skills to join us for this event. The HEY100 Leadership Programme is a fantastic opportunity that the entire region will benefit from.’

The HEY100 Leadership Programme, a free leadership and management development series, is open to managers and leaders in Hull and East Yorkshire. It aims to cultivate leadership excellence to further strengthen the region’s voluntary, social and cultural sectors.  

Helen Bissett, Managing Director at H&H, a leading UK communications agency based in Yorkshire added, ‘In my experience, it is the quality of leadership that makes the difference. Everyone is capable of individually achieving great things, but it’s leadership that gels the potential together into something extraordinary. If you passionately care about your organisation’s success, this is an event not to be missed.’

Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive of the Big Lottery Fund, will deliver a keynote speech about generous leadership, and there will be question and answer sessions when event attendees can find out more about the HEY100 leadership series, and sign up for training and leadership opportunities.

The HEY100 launch is on 26 January from 10 - 12:30. Tickets are free. 

HEY100 is Launching!


Come and join us for the launch of HEY100! 

26 January, 10:30 - 13:30

DoubleTree by HiltonHull 


Dawn Austwick - CEO of the Big Lottery Fund

Dawn Austwick - CEO of the Big Lottery Fund

A year of free leadership and management training will be launched by Dawn Austwick, CEO of the Big Lottery Fund, at an event at the newly opened Hilton DoubleTree.

The event will be an opportunity to hear from Dawn and a panel of speakers about the power of social and ethical leadership, and learn more about the various programmes that will run under the HEY100 banner in 2018.

We'll see you there! 

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About HEY100

HEY100 is a leadership initiative that is offering free development programmes to social and cultural leaders working in Hull and East Yorkshire. The programmes will be aimed at leaders of all level - from those new to management to trustees. 

Why Leadership?

HEY100 is all about empowering individuals to positively transform their communities, and the lives of those around them.  

Through the programmes you will learn how to:

  • Increase your impact. 

  • Collaborate for social good.

  • Grow your organisation, or advance your cause.

  • Take control of your time.

  • Develop as a social leader. 


HEY100 on Burnsy


On Friday, Clore Social's CEO, Shaks Ghosh and HEY100 steering group member Dave Rawding were interviewed by Burnsy on his Radio Humberside morning show. The pair spoke about HEY100, the opportunities coming to Hull and East Yorkshire in 2018 and the potential impact of a leadership and management training. 

You can listen back to the interview here, starting from 1:47:40. 

HEY100 launches on 26 January at an event keynoted by Dawn Austwick, CEO of the Big Lottery Fund.