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Investing in Neighbourhoods and Communities: Looking back, looking forward
Mon 27 March 2017, 09:30 – 16:00 BST
On Monday 27th March you are invited to attend an event at Stirchley Baths which is about bringing together organisations and individuals who have an interest in the role of the voluntary and community sectors in neighbourhoods and communities. It will be providing the opportunity to hear about and learn from some of the great work taking place, to better connect the range of funding and support available to community organisations and groups, as well as to share experiences and ideas about what’s working and not working.
The programme for the day is designed to be as interactive, interesting and fun as possible including the following:
- Speed-networking with the opportunity to meet a whole range of cross-sector stakeholders
- Presentations from local organisations and groups, with Q&A
- Marketplace with stands and stalls
- Workshops offering support about grants and a whole range of other support issues
- Workshop discussion about support and investment issues and ideas for the VCSE sectors
Is this event for you? Who’s invited and who’s it aimed at?
- Voluntary and community sector organisations and groups based in Birmingham South (Edgbaston, Northfield and Selly Oak Districts) and Hall Green District
- Any organisation and group with a significant role or interest in providing investment, funding and support for voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors in the city
Who will be there?
- A range of funders including the Big Lottery Fund, BBC Children In Need, Heart of England Community Foundation and others
- Support organisations and networks such as Birmingham Community Matters, BVSC, Sported and others
- Public sector representatives from the police, council, NHS, commissioning and the department of culture, media and sport
- Community organisations and groups sharing their learning and experiences
Why give up your time to be there?
- Meet a number of new people across the voluntary, community, social enterprise and public sectors. This includes other community organisations and groups, funders, commissioners, support organisations and networks, for instance.
- Learn about what’s working and from the experiences of others, as well as what support, funding and investment opportunities there are for community organisations and groups
- Access advice and support to help develop your group, organisation, project, activity, building, service or an idea you might have
- Share your experiences about what’s working and not working for your organisation or group, as well as your ideas for how to improve and change things in the sector and where you’re based
Attend for the whole day or parts of it to suit your interests and time. Copies of the programme for the will be e-mailed out to attendees ahead of the event.
The logos displayed on the event flyer includes all the organisations who are supporting the event, most of which will be represented on the day. These organisations are working together as partners via "Partners Investing in Neighbourhoods" and Birmingham South Community Safety Partnership's "Involving Communities Group".