Keep in Touch Networking Meeting – Reopening after Lockdown

16 July 2020

from 11.00 - 12.00

at Online Zoom meeting

Support Cambridgeshire partner Hunts Forum is hosting an online version of the regular facilitated Keep in Touch networking meetings for voluntary and community groups. This one will be held using Zoom.

This is an opportunity to discuss topical issues, share skills and knowledge, develop shared understanding, collaboration and to learn from each other as we start to reopen after lockdown. The best support in these changing, challenging, but perhaps opportunistic, times, is peer support.

We have limited the numbers to 15 to accommodate a wide range of organisations whilst also providing enough time for everyone to raise their ideas, questions and concerns.

As a by-product of this work, we will also feedback to local authorities and funders the kinds of challenges that voluntary sector organisations are currently facing. This will help them to think about what kind of support they need to be offering. We will not share specific organisations' information or case studies unless you are happy to.

Cost: Free to any Huntingdonshire-based community group or charity.

Information and Booking: To book your place please please contact Keith at keith@huntsforum.org.uk. Please also get in touch if you have specific queries or topics you would like to raise.

Additional details: This virtual meeting is limited to 15 people.

Writing an Effective Trust Application

14 July 2020

from 11.00 - 12.00

at Online

Hosted by Hunts Forum, this introduction to the Do’s and Don’ts of writing funding bids will help you to improve your grant funding success, with a focus on grant applications to trusts. Gain inspiration and confidence through this opportunity to hear expert insight and advice, and to ask your questions. Run for Hunts Forum by Concise Fundraising Solutions.

About the Trainer: Zoe Doherty is the founder and director of Concise Fundraising Solutions, a fundraising consultancy based in Cambridgeshire with over ten years’ experience of working for both small and large national charities. Concise is a member of the Institute of Fundraising and adheres to their Code of Fundraising Practice.

Cost: Free to any Cambridgeshire-based community group or charity.

Information and Booking: To find out more and to book a place email keith@huntsforum.org.uk.

Additional details: As this training will be half presentation and half discussion, it is limited to 12 people

Cambridgeshire Local Councils Conference

23 October 2020

from 9.00 - 15.30

at Online

Town and Parish Councils in Cambridgeshire should ‘save the date’ for the annual Local Councils Conference. This will be an online event with a series of speakers and workshops to take part in, along with our traditional marketplace of stalls of organisations and companies who can provide support to the work and activities of local councils. More information will be emailed to all local councils shortly.

Mental Health Training for COVID-19

8 July 2020

from 10.30 - 12.30

at Online

ABC Life Support are running two additional sessions (30 June and 8 July) of their very well received Mental Health Covid-19 training that was heavily oversubscribed when run on 3 June.

This short on-line training is available for staff and volunteers. It has been designed by ABC Life Support with Covid-19 in mind. Learn how to look after your own well-being in these testing times, how to identify distress in others and tips that you can share.

We have a few places left on each course.

One place per organisation is free. Due to the popularity of this course we have had to initiate a £10 per person charge for additional places. To find out more about this training and to book a place email keith@huntsforum.org.uk.

Mental Health Training for COVID-19

30 June 2020

from 10.30 - 12.30

at Online

ABC Life Support are running two additional sessions (30 June and 8 July) of their very well received Mental Health Covid-19 training that was heavily oversubscribed when run on 3 June.

This short on-line training is available for staff and volunteers. It has been designed by ABC Life Support with Covid-19 in mind. Learn how to look after your own well-being in these testing times, how to identify distress in others and tips that you can share.

We have a few places left on each course.

One place per organisation is free. Due to the popularity of this course we have had to initiate a £10 per person charge for additional places. To find out more about this training and to book a place email keith@huntsforum.org.uk.

Virtual voluntary sector network – Fenland

30 June 2020

from 10.00 - 11.00

at Online

Support Cambridgeshire partner CCVS is hosting an online networking meeting for staff and volunteers of voluntary sector groups to facilitate a discussion on the support they need and the opportunity to share knowledge and skills in this challenging environment.  This session is for any voluntary sector group operating in Cambridge or South Cambridgeshire.

We have limited the numbers to 10 to allow those taking part more time to air their ideas and concerns.

As a by-product of this work, we will also feedback to local authorities and funders the kinds of challenges that voluntary sector organisations are currently facing. This will help them to think about what kind of support they need to be offering. We will not share specific organisations information or case studies unless you are happy to.

If you have specific queries or topics you would like to raise please send them to mark@cambridgecvs.org.uk.  We will be sending joining instructions after you register.

Please click here to book your place.

Voluntary sector network – Cambridge & South Cambridgeshire

29 June 2020

from 14.00 - 15.00

Support Cambridgeshire partner CCVS is hosting an online networking meeting for staff and volunteers of voluntary sector groups to facilitate a discussion on the support they need and the opportunity to share knowledge and skills in this challenging environment.  This session is for any voluntary sector group operating in Cambridge or South Cambridgeshire.

We have limited the numbers to 10 to allow those taking part more time to air their ideas and concerns.

As a by-product of this work, we will also feedback to local authorities and funders the kinds of challenges that voluntary sector organisations are currently facing. This will help them to think about what kind of support they need to be offering. We will not share specific organisations information or case studies unless you are happy to.

If you have specific queries or topics you would like to raise please send them to christine@cambridgecvs.org.uk.  We will be sending joining instructions after you register.

Please click here to book your place.

Duties of Trustees: Check in & Network

24 June 2020

from 18.30 - 20.00

at Online

An evening networking session to check you have the important things in hand and find out how others are managing

The Charity Commission reminds trustees of their legal duty to:

  • act in the interests of their charity and its beneficiaries
  • protect and safeguard the assets of their charity
  • act with reasonable care and skill.

You may have to have furloughed staff. You may be rushing to meet new demand. You may be looking at new online ways to deliver services. You may be worried about where the money you need will come from.

We are hosting an online networking meeting for trustees. This is an opportunity to share knowledge and skills in this challenging environment and to get some advice and support from CCVS staff.

We have limited the numbers to 10 to allow you to have time for your questions and thoughts.

As a by-product of our work with groups we are able to feedback to local authorities and funders the kinds of challenges that voluntary sector organisations are currently facing. This helps them to think about what kind of support they need to be offering. We will not share specific organisations information or case studies unless you are happy to.

If you have specific queries or topics you would like to raise please send them to mark@cambridgecvs.org.uk. We will be sending joining instructions after you register.

Please click here to book your place.

Funding for the future

2 July 2020

from 10.00 - 11.30

at Online

Everyone is focused on funding the Covid-19 frontline but the funding needs of the wider voluntary sector haven't gone away and we know our skills will be needed more than ever.
We want to help you consider some examples of best practice in fundraising and consider ways you can think strategically to expand your options and maximise your limited resources.

The workshop will be run as a small, interactive group facilitated by the CCVS development team.

Please click here to book your place.

Meet the Funders: The Changing Face of Funding in the COVID-19 World

18 June 2020

from 9.15 - 10.15

at Online

Collaboration and flexibility to build stability, resilience, recovery and sustainability.

In these testing times funding bodies are adapting application processes, monitoring and evaluation to increase flexibility and response times to get the funds needed in our communities.

Hear from the National Lottery Community Fund about the new Coronavirus Support Fund and from Cambridgeshire Community Foundation about the Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund: who they are for and what is expected from organisations in their application.

You will also get some top tips on how to manage your finances during this crisis.

 

9.15: Welcome and Introductions (Kat Shepherdson, Hunts Forum/ Support Cambridgeshire)

9.20 The National Lottery Community Fund: Coronavirus Community Support Fund

9.45 Cambridgeshire Community Foundation: Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund

10.10 Closing remarks (Kat Shepherdson)

10.15 Close

 

Please click here to register.

Questions can be submitted in advance at the time of registration. We ask that you familiarise yourself with the funding body’s website before asking a question:

Our presenters will endeavour to address questions submitted by 10 June in their presentations, but this cannot be guaranteed.

Questions submitted on the day will be answered after the event by the funding bodies and distributed to attendees. Please note that we may have to create composite or thematic questions where a number of similar questions are asked.

The session will be recorded and available on the Support Cambridgeshire, Hunts Forum and Cambridge CVS websites after the event.

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