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Growing Your Communities - Forth Valley Third Sector Conference

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Growing your Communities

‘Your place, your ideas, your say’

Join us on Wednesday 13th February at Alva Academy for a full programme of activities that aim to assist third sector organisations in their governance and practice. This Forth Valley Third Sector Conference is jointly hosted by CTSI, Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise and CVS Falkirk.

This will be an opportunity for third sector organisations across the Forth Valley to engage in thought provoking discussions and practical, informative workshops that will be sure to leave you feeling inspired.

The aims of the conference are:

1. To facilitate workshops to third sector organisations, that will provide the necessary tools and guidance to assist in improving governance and ways of working, resulting in improved quality outcomes. The workshops are an ideal opportunity for participants to get an overview of, for example

- changes to regulations
- participation in local decision making
- ways of working that would directly affect third sector organisations.

2. To provide an opportunity for third sector organisations throughout the Forth Valley to network, identify good practice and find out what other organisations in the sector are doing.

Who is it for?
All third sector organisations - charities, development trusts, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Trustees, volunteers and/or staff.

What will you take away?
Ideas and fresh thinking that you can take back to your organisation.

Cost:£10 to cover the cost of lunch and refreshments.


Workshops

See below for workshop choices (3 to be selected during the registration process).

Workshop 1: Scotland's Public Health Priorities
Organisation Name: Public Health Reform Executive Delivery Group
Facilitator: Eibhlin McHugh
Aims – The aim of the workshop is to introduce six public health priorities for Scotland.
Outcome
- For organisations to understand that by working together we can improve healthy life expectancy and reduce inequalities
Summary
This workshop will detail the context of Scotland’s public health priorities and how the third sector can support in addressing the key issues our communities face.


Workshop 2: Creating Cultures for Co-Production
Organisation: Iriss
Facilitator: Josie Vallely
Aims – To introduce the Co-production Project Planner a resource to support co-production projects to happen effectively.
Outcomes
- Understand how to plan your project more effectively
- Learn how the tool can work for your organisation
Summary
Co-production is a process that creates change. It is a way of working with, rather than doing to, people and communities to achieve better outcomes. This free resource focuses on putting ideas into action. You don’t need to be an expert in co-production prior to planning a project.


Workshop 3: The Importance of Young Trusteeship in Scotland
Organisation: International Voluntary Service
Facilitator: Lauren Bishopp (tbc)
Aims – To raise awareness of the benefits of recruiting young trustees
Outcomes – For organisations to be more confident in attracting young trustees
Summary
Join us for a fun workshop of exploring why it is important to have young trustees on your board. Strengthen your organisation, civil society and empower the next generation by committing to recruit a young trustee during the year of the young trustee.


Workshop 4 Community Empowerment - Making Neighbourhoods Stronger
Organisation: Community Ownership Support Service
Facilitator:David Henderson
Aims - Inspiring local people to create a new vision for their communities
Outcome
- Communities will be more confident making things happen in their local community
Summary
This workshop will recap on the community empowerment act and give local and national perspective on asset transfer as well has what communities can and can’t do under the act.


Workshop 5:The Scottish Governance Code (for the Third Sector): Principles and Practice
Presenter: Shirley Otto
Aims – This workshop addresses the question what, in the 21st Century, is best practice in the governance of a third sector organisation?
Outcomes
- Familiarity with the Scottish Governance Code
- Thought about how the principles can be realised in practice.
Summary
The workshop will introduce the new Scottish Governance Code through presentation and discussion.
It will also be an opportunity to look at linking the governance principles to practice.
The Workshop will be a mix of information and discussion.


Workshop 6: Crowdfunding – A New Way of Funding Third Sector Organisations
Facilitator: Sami Mauger
Organisation: Crowdfunder
Aims – An introduction to Crowdfunding and Crowdfunder
Outcomes
- To understand how to make the most of the opportunities that Crowfunding presents
- To learn how Crowdfunding actually works
- The three steps to success

Summary

Crowdfunding is an alternative way of raising money for great ideas from the people around you and is fast becoming part of the mainstream funding mix. This workshop will explain how crowdfunding works, what kinds of projects are suitable and the three step process to raising funds.


Workshop 7: GDPR – Where Are We Now?
Facilitator: TBC
Organisation: TBC
Aims – To bring third sector organisations up to date with the latest developments in Data Protection and Freedom of Information.
Outcomes
- Learn how to sign up to the ICO e-newsletter to keep up to date with the latest actions and developments
- Be aware of trends in the concerns reported to the Information Commission Office (ICO)
- Have your questions answered
Summary
This workshop will present information and guidance about what’s been happening in terms of GDPR since May 2018.


Workshop 8: Gift Aid and the Gift Aid Small Donation Scheme
Facilitator: Steve Carroll
Organisation: HMRC
Aims – to provide an overview of Gift Aid and the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme
Outcome
- To understand the benefits and basic requirements of Gift Aid
Summary
The workshop will provide guidance on how to register with HMRC and the process for claiming gift aid. It will also cover what donations are eligible. Delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions.


Workshop 9: Community Justice Bill - what can Third Sector organisations do to support this?


Workshop 10: How to recruit and retain volunteers


Workshop 11: - How do you engage individuals, including young people, to participate in local decision making?


Workshop 12: Tackiling Equalities - Everyone has a role to play!


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