Local Lottery Focus Groups

Date: 10 December 2018

Time: 10.30-12.00 and 14.30-16.00

Location: Various

Are you a community group doing great work in Cambridgeshire? How would you like to be involved in the Cambridgeshire Local Lottery? 60p in every £1 raised from the new Lottery will go directly to good causes like yours across the country.

Cambridgeshire County Council wants to hear your views. Please join them on 10 December 2018 to understand more about the scheme and share your views. The focus group meetings will be held at two locations

Chatteris Library
2 Furrowfields Road, PE16 6DY
10:30am to 12pm

Rock Road Library
69 Rock Road, Cambridge, CB1 7UG
2:30 - 4pm

Please register your interest by emailing cambslottery@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

 

Village Hall Coffee Morning

Date: 12 July 2019

Time: 10am to 12.30pm

Location: Bar Hill Village Hall, The Spinney, Bar Hill, Cambridgeshire CB23 8SU

Village hall events are organised through the Support Cambridgeshire partner, Cambridgeshire ACRE.

They are informal and participatory sessions, which generally cover a specific topic.

The focus of this session is Health and Safety in your Village Hall or Community Building.

The key note speaker will be David Oates (CMIOSH/MRSB).

This session is free to any organisation across Cambridgeshire, and will be of particular interest to those that run or manage a community building.

To book your space contact Lisa Chambers at lisa.chambers@cambsscre.org.uk

Village Hall Coffee Morning

Date: 15 May 2019

Time: 10am to 12.30pm

Location: Little Gransden Village Hall, Primrose Hill, Little Gransden, Sandy SG19 3DP

Village hall events are organised through the Support Cambridgeshire partner, Cambridgeshire ACRE.

They are generally informal and participatory sessions which cover a particular topic.

The subject of this session is Village hall or Community buildings insurance - and why it's so important. A speaker from Insure your Village Hall will be in attendance.

This session is free to any community organisation across Cambridgeshire and will be of particular interest to those that run or own a community building.

To book your space contact Lisa Chambers at lisa.chambers@cambsacre.org.uk

 

Village Hall Evening Event – Social Media

Date: 9 April 2019

Time: 18.30pm to 20.30pm

Location: Witcham Village Hall, The Slade, Witcham, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB6 2LB

Village hall events are organised through the Support Cambridgeshire partner, Cambridgeshire ACRE.

These are informal and participatory sessions covering a particular topic.

This evening event covers the subject of social media, and is free to any organisation across Cambridgeshire who runs or owns a village hall or other type of community building.

To book your free space contact Lisa Chambers at lisa.chambers@cambsacre.org.uk

Please note that if you wish to attend you should bring a laptop or tablet to use.

Village Hall Coffee Morning

Date: 20 March 2019

Time: 10am to 1.00pm

Location: Offord Village Hall, St Neots PE19 5RR

Village Hall Coffee Mornings are run by Support Cambridgeshire partner, CambridgeshireACRE.

They are fun, interactive and informal sessions where current or potential village hall trustees can come together and share best practice.

These sessions are Free to any community organisation that operates within the County.

The subject of this session is Fire Prevention in your Village Hall or Community Building. A Representative from the Cambridge Fire and Rescue Service will be speaking.

To book a space contact Lisa Chambers at: lisa.chambers@cambsacre.org.uk

Support Cambridgeshire Practitioner Event

Date: 27 February 2019

Time: 12 Noon to 2.30pm

Location: Over Community Centre, The Doles, Over, Cambridge CB24 5NW

Support Cambridgeshire is committed to running three Practitioner Sessions each year. This second event enables practitioners to come together, network and discuss issues which affect them.

These sessions are Free to any community individual or organisation that operates in the voluntary sector within Cambridgeshire.

The focus of this second session is Insights - what makes for a successful funding application and what tools and resources are available to help you make the best use of data and intelligence to support them.

This includes:

A brief overview of how to make a successful funding application.

Cambridgeshire Insights - what information can be obtained about your local area on health, housing and well-being. How can it be extracted? How can I best make sense of it?

Support Cambridgeshire 4 Communities - how can the self-help portal help you to browse, search and apply for funding.

1-1 Development sessions - how can they really help?

If you wish to book a space contact russell@huntsforum.org.uk.

Please note that tea and coffee will be provided and free parking is available at the venue.

Running a Fundraising Event

Date: 4 April 2019

Time: 9.30am to 1.00pm

Location: Cambridge CVS, 16-18 Arbury Court, Cambridge CB4 2JQ

Our Annual State of the Sector Survey for 2018 entitled Building Confidence informed us that many community organisations are diversifying their income, and raising money through events fundraising.

This course provides an introduction to events fundraising, how best to do it, how not to do it and issues you will need to consider, including regulation and the law.

This session is Free to any community organisation that operates across the voluntary sector in Cambridgeshire.

To book a space click here:

Budgets and Financial Planning

Date: 30 January 2019

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Location: Cambridge CVS, 16-18 Arbury Court, Cambridge CB4 2JQ

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at those who would like to get more from the budgeting process and gain a greater understanding of the costs involved in running activities.
Some previous experience in preparing budgets would be useful, but is not essential. This course is Free to any individual or community organisation that operates in the voluntary sector across Cambridgeshire.

What will it cover?

This course will cover budget formats, costing projects and allocating core costs, as well as linking the budget to your organisational strategy. The final section will cover using your budgets to monitor results and produce financial reports.
The key learning will include:
 Different budget formats and when they may be used
 How to begin costing a new project
 Understanding the importance of funding core costs
 Budgeting for different funds and projects
 Linking the budget to organisational strategy, turning ideas into numbers
 Using budgets to monitor performance and produce useful financial reports.

Please bring a calculator with you.

The session is being run by Louise Prosser. Louise is the Finance Manager at Hunts Forum. She is a Chartered Accountant, as well as having a degree in Accounting and Finance.
Louise has worked in the voluntary sector for the last 15 years, in a variety of roles which include finance development worker, finance manager, bookkeeper and treasurer.

Louise specialises in working with groups in the areas of bookkeeping and accounts, budgets and legal responsibilities.

Please click here to book your place.

Village Hall Coffee Morning

Date: 22 January 2019

Time: 10am to 1.00pm

Location: Little Thetford Village Hall, Ely CB6 3HG

Village Hall Coffee Mornings are run by Support Cambridgeshire partner, CambridgeshireACRE.

They are fun, informal sessions aimed not only at current village hall trustees but those who are thinking about becoming one, or running a village hall in their community.

The session is Free to any individual or Community group that operates in Cambridgeshire.

This session has as its focus the history of Cambridgeshire village halls, and will look towards preparations for National Village Hall Week.

To book your space contact Lisa Chambers at: lisa.chambers@cambsacre.org.uk.

Town and Parish Council Annual County-Wide Conference

Date: 23 November 2018

Time: 9.30am to 3.45pm

Location: The Marriott Hotel, Huntingdon PE29 6FL

The Annual County- Wide Town and Parish Council Conference is now a permanent fixture in the Support Cambridgeshire events calendar. Run by Support Cambridgeshire partners, CambridgshireACRE, its a must for Town Clerks and Town and Parish Councillors.

The full programme for the event is now available here. It includes addresses from the Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire County Council, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Association of Local Councils and the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, James Palmer, who will be talking about his ambitions for our rural villages and market towns. Delegates can also attend workshops on:

  • Market Town Masterplans: the Role of Local Councils
  • Realising the capabilities of parish councils
  • The role of Community Led Housing in Cambridgeshire’s rural communities
  • Community Engagement – Challenges and Opportunities
  • Be Prepared! How you can mobilise your community in an emergency
  • Undertaking a Neighbourhood Plan in your Parish
  • Improving collaborative working between Clerks and Councillors
  • Harnessing nature to power our future; Local Councils and renewable energy generation
  • Declining Public Transport: What are the options for Local Councils to relieve the impact?

Further details of the workshops are available here.

This event will be useful to Councillors and Clerks from local councils, District and County Councillors and representatives from organisations that work with and support local councils across Cambridgeshire. Bookings are now open.

How to book

Please click here to book a place and choose which workshops you wish to attend.

Bookings should be made by Friday 9 November 2018. Joining instructions will be sent to all delegates one week prior to the event.

Who is organising this conference?

This event is being organised by Support Cambridgeshire Partner Cambridgeshire ACRE in association with the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Association of Local Councils, the Society of Local Council Clerks Cambridgeshire branch, the County's District Councils, Cambridgeshire County Council and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

Cambridgeshire ACRE are working together to deliver this conference as part of our continued commitment to building a stronger dialogue between all levels of local government.

Any enquiries should be addressed to Alison Brown at Cambridgeshire ACRE on 01353 865029 or alison.brown@cambsacre.org.uk.

 

 

 

 

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