Dorset Community Action are pleased to be working with East Dorset and Christchurch Councils, and to invite you to a conference for centre managers, trustees and management committee members from community centres, youth clubs and village halls. The conference aims to provide you with information, tools and resources to support the sustainability of your community building.
There will be a number of speakers, workshops and displays. As well as time for networking and sharing experience.
We kindly request that tickets are limited to 2 per organisation!
Date: Tuesday 21st March 2017 (9.45am registration for 10am start through to 3.30pm finish)
Venue: The Hub, Verwood.
Cost: £15 pp for voluntary and community groups, £30 pp for statutory groups
Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
What will the event cover?
The aim of the day is to support community buildings, youth centres and village halls with information, tools and resources that will help them improve their sustainability.
This will be achieved by a series of speakers, workshops, displays and printed material.
All participants will have the opportunity to bring display material.
Agenda for the day
9.30 Registration – teas and coffees
10.00 Welcome and introductions
10.15 “The role of village halls in maintaining vibrant rural communities” - Deborah Clarke, ACRE
10.45 Living & Learning centres – Jessica Maskrey, DCC
- Marketing your hall – Bernard Hammick, Hall Master & Alison Cross, DCA
- Legislations, risk management, safeguarding & Prevent – Julia Howlett, EDDC & Jen Richardson, Ward Goodman
- Recruiting and managing volunteers and trustees – Marina Baker, VCD & DCA
12.00 Sustainable volunteer management committees – Marina Baker, Volunteer Centre Dorset
13.00 Funding your Village Hall - Jenny Fish, Big Lottery, Andy Jefferies, Leader & Darryl Tidd, Talbot Village Trust.
14.00 DCA Support & Hall mentor idea feedback
14.20 Q&A Panel
15:00 Thank you & Close
Confirmed displays to date include:-
- Dorset Community Action
- Volunteer Centre Dorset
- Ward Goodman
- Living & Learning
- Big Lottery
- Dorset Leader
- Talbot Village Trust
- Dorset Draughtproofing
- Dorset Best Village
- Action for Communities in Rural England
- Norris & Fisher
- East Dorset District Council
- Dorset Village Halls Association
- PRS for Music
Further information:- please contact us on 01202 847605 or email email@example.com