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Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire

Thursday, 2 March 2017 from 09:00 to 13:15 (GMT)

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Delegate with Workshop One   more info 1 Mar 2017 £15.00 £0.00
Delegate with Workshop Two   more info 1 Mar 2017 £15.00 £0.00
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Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire Countywide Conference


Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire will host their annual conference highlighting the changes to the sector, how the sector can support individuals and the community as well as how the private sector works with local communities at different levels.      


The details:

Date: Thursday 2nd March, 2017

Time:  9.00am - 3.15pm

Venue:  Kettering Conference Centre, Kettering, NN15 6PB

Cost:  Delegate fee - £15.00 per person, inclusive of workshop and lunch

 Registration from 9.00am.  Lunch will be provided.


You can look forward to:

  • National and local speakers who will help us to understand the challenges we face
  • Debates and discussions on the key issues facing the voluntary sector.
  • An extensive marketplace offering you advice, support and expertise to help you and your organisation thrive.
  • Opportunities to ask the panel questions that matter to you.
  • Network and exchange ideas with local voluntary sector, private sector and statutory sector professionals.
  • Choose from a range of workshops



Max Rutherford, Criminal Justice Programme Manager, Barrow Cadbury Trust

Morning speakers include:                                  

Keynote Speaker: TBC

Keynote Speaker: 'Employer supported volunteering', James Deacon, Head of Corporate Responsibility,Ricoh

Morning Panel Session 

Get answers to your important questions from the morning's speakers. 

Morning Workshop Session

Choose ONE of the following workshops:

W1: Northamptonshire Countywide Forum - your voice, your choice, Carolyn Howe, Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire

W2:  Preparing for large funding bids - collaboration, Europe and beyond, Becky Thornton, Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire 

W3:  The importance and need for Social Impact Bonds, Paul Hargreaves, Independent Body

W4:  Business planning for small groups, Sue Quinn, Social Business Alliance  

Networking Lunch, Exhibition and AGM 

 Afternoon Speakers include:

'The future of 'doing good' in the UK',  Sonia Sodha, Chief Leader Writer, The Observer

'A providers perspective of collaboration and partnership', Angela Hillery, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

'A providers perspective of collaboration and partnership', Carolyn Fox, Northampton General Hospital

'What does the sector and what do stakeholders need to get involved in a collaborative and partnership approach?', Jane Carr, First for Wellbeing 

Afternoon Panel Session

Get answers to your important questions from the afternoon's speakers. 


If you would like to exhibit at this event, please get in contact today!

Exhibitor fee - £30.00, inclusive of workshop and lunch for one person.

For further information about this event contact Zara Watson at Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire on 01604 637522 or email

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Kettering Conference Centre
Thurston Drive
NN15 6PB Kettering
United Kingdom

Thursday, 2 March 2017 from 09:00 to 13:15 (GMT)

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Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire

Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire delivers countywide voluntary sector support and development on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council. We support voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations to maximise their effectiveness; we enable individuals to contribute to their community through volunteering; and we encourage the VCS to become more flexible in its approach to the current and changing environment.

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