Safeguarding for Village Hall Trustees

24 June 2021

from 10.30 -14.00

at Online (Zoom)

A two-part accredited course for trustees. The sessions run from 10:30am to 12:30pm and 1pm to 2pm.

Ticket price £15 per person. There are 12 places available. The course will be repeated if there is the demand.

This event will be held on Zoom. It is open to all and organised by Cambridgeshire ACRE.

Please email lisa.chambers@cambsacre.org.uk to book your place.

Fire Prevention in your Village Hall

18 May 2021

from 10.00 - 12.00

at Online (Zoom)

Kate Peacock from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service leads a discussion about fire prevention in village halls.

This free event will be held on Zoom. It is open to all and organised by Cambridgeshire ACRE.

Please email lisa.chambers@cambsacre.org.uk to book your place.

Finance tips for Village Halls

14 April 2021

from 10.00 - 12.00

at Online (Zoom)

Yvette Smart from Simplex Solutions will take us through a presentation full of helpful tips and information for Trustees.

This free event will be held on Zoom. It is open to all and organised by Cambridgeshire ACRE.

Please email lisa.chambers@cambsacre.org.uk to book your place.

Leases, Property and Charity Law

16 March 2021

from 10.00 - 11.30

at Online (Zoom)

A legal session covering leases, property and charity law, run by Mike Phelps, Senior Consultant Solicitor at Setfords Solicitors

This free event will be held on Zoom. It is open to all and organised by Cambridgeshire ACRE.

Please email lisa.chambers@cambsacre.org.uk to book your place.

Funding Advice from the National Lottery and CCF

25 February 2021

from 10.00 - 12.00

at Online (Zoom)

Hear information, tips and advice from Fiona Brice at the National Lottery Community Fund and Kate Fry who manages the Amey Fund at Cambridgeshire Community Foundation.

This free event will be held on Zoom. It is open to all and organised by Cambridgeshire ACRE.

Please email lisa.chambers@cambsacre.org.uk to book your place.

New Year Networking Session for Trustees

20 January 2021

from 10.00 - 12.00

at Online (Zoom)

Grab a coffee and share your news or challenges with fellow trustees.

This free event will be held on Zoom. It is open to all and organised by Cambridgeshire ACRE.

Please email lisa.chambers@cambsacre.org.uk to book your place.

Unconscious Bias Workshop

23 February 2021

from 10.00 - 12.30

at Online

This workshop will help look at assumptions we make that can drive organisational decisions – often referred to as “unconscious bias”. If we do not recognise that we have these unconscious assumptions, we may remain unaware of how we are using these to either exclude groups or encourage involvement of a particular group. The purpose of the workshop is to review unconscious bias to develop fresh ideas on equality and organisational change. The training is run by Ila Chandavarkar (details below). The workshop will include:

  • looking at what we mean by “normal”
  • power and the meaning of privilege
  • culture, assumptions and organisational discrimination
  • tackling unconscious bias to build equality, diversity and inclusion

The workshop will be interactive, through group discussion and reflection. Participants will be encouraged to use their reflection and learning to develop an action plan There will be a short break.

The trainer will be Ila Chandavarkar. Ila has substantial management and work experience in the voluntary and public sectors. She is a consultant and trainer whose previous roles include Head of Policy at the national Women’s Resource Centre, Chief Officer at MENTER, an East of England race equality network, and Voluntary Sector Support Manager at Cambridge City Council. Examples of previous training are cultural awareness for social workers and similar professionals, equality impact assessments and a series of workshops for the University of Cambridge on identity, empathy and resilience following the EU referendum. Ila has a strong commitment to promoting equality and is currently working with Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum. This training is part of a range of equality, diversity and inclusion training and advice from CECF.

How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

2 March 2021

from 9.30 - 12.00

at Online

Crowdfunding is one of the fastest growing ways to raise funds for a specific project or activity, engage your existing supporters and attract new ones. It works on the principle of raising small amounts of money from large numbers of people using an online platform to process the donations and harnessing the power of social media campaigning to drive donors to your donation site. Join this CCVS training to identify the key factors that create a successful crowdfunding campaign looking at:

  • Creating viable projects
  • Selecting the best donation platform for you
  • Identifying your target audiences and how to communicate with them
  • Creating inspiring stories and how to promote them
  • Ways to convert interest into donation and then into ongoing support

Please note priority is given to groups that serve people living in Cambridge. If you work outside our area but wish to attend please contact us before booking.

By booking on this course you agree to the CCVS cancellation policy

Registration is usually limited to two bookings per member organisation please contact CCVS if more spaces are required.

Click here to book.

Village Halls East of England Conference 2021

25 January 2021

from 9.00 - 13.35

at Online

Organisational Resilience for Village Halls and Community Buildings

Village Halls and Community Buildings have an important part to play in our rural and urban communities. Bringing people together to deliver a range of activities and services, they can be the lifeline for many communities around the UK.

This year has been tough for halls, as with most sectors. The imposed closure from the end of March until 4th July had a big impact on their ability to raise funds as well as providing a service within the community.

As volunteers now face the challenge of re-opening in an uncertain time, there are high levels of anxiety surrounding what they can and cannot deliver. There may be a need to adapt and meet further new requirements and measures and this conference aims to encourage and inspire all those involved with service delivery in community halls to persevere and keep going!

The East of England virtual village hall and community buildings conference on Monday 25th January 2021 will equip managers and trustees with skills and knowledge to increase confidence in going forward with their essential community services. A wide range of workshops will be available to support and inform managers of community halls during the challenging times ahead.

We have Lord Gardiner of Kimble, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity) delivering a keynote speech, as well as representatives from ACRE, who will be launching ‘Village Halls Week’ as well as highlighting the outcomes from the ACRE national survey, which is carried out every ten years.

The conference is being delivered by Zoom, which will enable us to deliver the conference in a safe way and ensure accessibility for people.

Tickets cost £25, or £10 for anyone from the Eastern region if booked before 4 January 2021.

Click here to book your place.

Health and Wellbeing Network : Connecting in 2021

10 February 2021

from 11.00 - 12.00

at Online

The first Health and Wellbeing event of 2021 will be themed around 'Connecting'.

We hope to have a range of speakers presenting their new project and changes which will affect the VCSE and healthcare in the coming year. Speakers to be confirmed at a later date.

Following these presentations we hope to have a few breakout rooms which will allow you to discuss and share details, as well as the views and idea around the speakers presentations.

This session welcomes groups, practitioners and organisations who support the communities of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

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