Village Hall Coffee Morning

Date: 20 March 2019

Time: 10am to 12.30pm

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.

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 with Lunch

Location: TBC but possibly South Cambridgeshire

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 tools and resources are available to help you make the best use of data and intelligence to support your funding applications or your quest for other types of  activity.

This includes:

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.

Location and venue details will be provided in due course.

Running a Fundraising Event

Date: 14 February 2019

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

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 advance space please contact Russell Rolph at: russell@huntsforum.org.uk

An Event - brite listing will appear on our partner website at Cambridge CVS in due course.

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: 21 January 2019

Time: 10am to 1.30pm

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: TBC

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.

This year the event is being held at the Marriott Hotel in Huntingdon, which is situated off the A14 on the Kingfisher Industrial Estate.

For more information on the proposed agenda, possible work-shops and timings contact Alison Brown at: alison.brown@cambsacre.org.uk

 

Village Hall Coffee Morning

Date: 7 November 2018

Time: 10am to 12.30pm

Location: Parson Drove Village Hall, Wisbech PE13 4LA

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

These are coffee mornings are informal, fun and interactive, and are suitable not only for current Village Hall Trustees but for those thinking of running a Village Hall in Cambridgeshire.

The session is Free to any individual or community organisation that operates within the County.

This Coffee Morning will focus upon how and why a Business Plan for a Village Hall should be created.

For more details, or to book a space contact Lisa Chambers at CambridgeshireACRE at: lisa.chambers@cambsacre.org.uk

 

Commissioning Forum South

Date: 11 October 2018

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Location: The Meadows Community Centre, Cambridge CB4 3XJ

Are you a voluntary or community group working in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough?

Do you know that Cambridgeshire & Peterborough have a new commissioning unit that decides how all contracts and grants are awarded?

Support Cambridgeshire has been working with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Commissioning Unit on developing better understanding and interaction between commissioners and voluntary groups.  We asked in our annual state of the sector survey if you wanted to learn more about what the Commissioning Unit does, what their priorities are, what impact changes might have on your service and how can we work better together.   The response was overwhelmingly in favour of some kind a regular forum – recognising the difficulties some can have in getting around the county we are proposing to set up two identical forum’s one south, one north.  The first session will see the lead commissioner outlining the units priorities and asking for your comments, we hope the session will be informative and very interactive.

The first Commissioning Forum (South)has been scheduled for Thursday 11th October 9.30 – 12.30 at the Meadows Community Centre Cambridge. 

To register an interest or book your place please contact Trisha at  Trisha@huntsforum.org.uk

Village Hall Coffee Morning

Date: 21 September 2018

Time: 10am to 12.30pm

Location: Little Thetford Village Hall, Ely CB6 3HG

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

They are fun, informal and interactive, and give Village Hall Trustees, or those thinking of setting up a Village Hall an opportunity to meet others and learn from their experiences.

At this session, a focus will be placed on Governance and the role of the Village Hall Trustee.

This session is free to any community group or individual from across Cambridgeshire.

To book your space or find out more contact Lisa Chambers at Cambridgeshire ACRE at: lisa.chambers@cambsacre.org.uk

Community Cafés: Planning Workshop

Date: 18 October 2018

Time: 12.45 - 14.30

Location: The Maple Centre, Huntingdon PE29 7HN

Support Cambridgeshire is running a free Practitioner meeting on the subject of community cafes on the 18th October 2018 between 12.45pm and 2.30pm at the Maple Centre in Huntingdon.

Lunch is provided and will be served at 12.15pm, before the session begins.

The discussion will be facilitated by Ben Pitt of Love’s Farm House in St Neots, and will be an interactive session where people can discuss their thoughts, ideas and challenges on the subject.

If you have run a community cafe, or are thinking of running one then this session may be of interest.

To book your space contact russell@huntsforum.org.uk

Numbers will be limited to 20.

Details on the Maple Centre can be found here.

Parking is available off Nene Road. Simply walk across the pedestrian bridge to access the centre.

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